Natural gas and renewables are expected to outcompete coal, petroleum, and nuclear power for the foreseeable future.
Affluent consumers favor small food brands that market their products based on the themes of simplicity, honesty, freshness, local ties, Fair Trade, eco-friendliness, and philanthropy.
The natural gas boom associated with expanding tight oil (oil from shale) production has left the US with more natural gas than it can use. This has suppressed prices and made US natural gas highly competitive on the global market. While pipeline exports to Canada and Mexico have increased rapidly, they are still quite small, leaving US suppliers wishing for additional accessible markets. The solution? Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.
Packaged Fact identifies four key ways that U.S. grocers can better attract and meet the needs of this important and influential consumer segment.
The sheer volume of spending on food at home by affluent households—which is in excess of $100 billion—makes them an essential consumer segment for food manufacturers, marketers, distributors, and grocers...But, as Packaged Facts reports, it’s not money alone that sets affluent food shoppers apart.
Industry players and marketers are doing their part in addressing health trends through new product development of better-for-you breakfast.
US energy production is forecast to total 98.0 quadrillion British thermal units (But) in 2021, representing 3.1% annual gains from 84.0 quadrillion Btu in 2016. Three segments will drive the majority of these gains.
Behind these popular health-food ingredients is a menu of more traditional Ayurvedic staples. Herbal and medicinal teas, as well as a slew of novel ready-to-drink functional beverages, tout their potent botanical benefits that connect with consumers interested in holistic well-being
America's perennial enthusiasm for health and wellness is expressed in their food product choices, and natural & organic retailers are often the first to meet this demand.
The Amazon/Whole Foods marriage marks the tipping point in a shift that is already underway, with the brick-and-mortar store of the future still alive and well but vastly different as a result of ever sophisticated mobile apps and new-generation brick-plus-click logistics including store remodels.