Consumer Insights & Trends

Going out of Business Window Sign Grocery Store Forecast
Consumer Insights & TrendsRetail
December 11, 2019

Grocery Shopping in 2031: Are you ready for a whole new world?

How will grocery shopping be different in 2031? Consider that the first iPhone was released just 12 years ago, and it has changed everything we do — from getting directions, booking travel, summoning a car, staying in touch with friends, reading the news, getting recommendations. You know what I am…
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New Food Ads for Quarter One of 2019 - Food Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Consumer Insights & TrendsFood Campaigns
October 15, 2019

Your Fall 2019 Trends Update: Recent Food Marketing Creative

Fall is here, and with it comes pumpkin spice to make just about everything nice. The third quarter of 2019 saw creative food marketing and advertising capitalizing on the omnipresent annual trend in both humorous and attention-getting ways. In addition, the plant-based movement in fast food continued its momentum, even in the…
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hands holding plate of plant based foods
Consumer Insights & TrendsFood PRFoodservice
September 20, 2019

Plant-Based or Not, Here is How to Join the Conversation

In the past year, sales of plant-based foods grew 11 percent, bringing the plant-based market to $4.5 billion, as reported in Forbes, July 22, 2019. What’s more, the number of new U.S. food and drink products mentioning “plant-based” grew 268 percent between 2012 and 2018, according to Mintel. Suffice it…
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Food Marketing in the Attention Economy Food Advertising EvansHardy+Young
Consumer Insights & TrendsDigital
June 18, 2019

Food Marketing in the Attention Economy

When it comes down to it, food marketers are dealing with the issue of consumer’s lack of time and attention. As more marketing spend shifts to digital, it’s important we learn to navigate today’s attention economy. Our digital platforms, perhaps most importantly our social networks, are built using a business…
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What Does a Customer Really Value in a Meal Kit Food Advertising Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Consumer Insights & TrendsRetail
April 23, 2019

What Does the Customer Really Value in a Meal Kit?

If there’s one thing we learned about the meal kit business last year, it’s big business! But it’s also a complex and volatile industry. In this space where food and tech converge, intimately understanding the customer is a real challenge. And just when you think you’ve got everything figured out,…
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Dating and Food Influence
Consumer Insights & TrendsFood PR
March 19, 2019

Recipe for Love: How Food is Influencing Online Dating

We’ve all heard the saying the way to a wo/man’s heart is through their stomach. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn food plays a central role in people’s feelings toward each other. It may even be a predictor of the people we find ourselves attracted to. Let me…
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The Food Snacking Trend is Over EvansHardy+Young
Consumer Insights & TrendsRetail
February 12, 2019

The Snacking Trend is Over

That’s right, snacking should no longer be considered a food trend. It’s now the new normal and it's here to stay. In fact, 50% of all eating occasions are now snacks. A December Mintel report states that 94% of adults snack daily, which raises the question, what are those other…
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Meal Kit Watch On the Way Out or Here to Stay
Consumer Insights & TrendsRetail
November 14, 2018

Meal Kit Watch: On the Way Out or Here to Stay?

While the meal-kit industry has gained momentum, progress hasn’t come without a fair share of challenges. High customer acquisition costs, low retention rates, and operational inefficiencies have strained industry pioneers like Blue Apron and many others. As competition grows to more than 150 meal kit options, companies are testing new…
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Artificial Intelligence Food Industry Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Consumer Insights & TrendsDigital
October 30, 2018

New Ways Food Marketers are Using Artificial Intelligence

Historically, food marketers are not considered early adopters of new technologies. But this is all changing in some very new and profound ways. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one area where food marketers are making use of the latest and greatest technical advances. And with this new technology able to deliver…
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Is Your Food Brand in the Conversation? EvansHardy+Young Food Marketing
Consumer Insights & TrendsFood PR
September 11, 2018

Is Your Food Brand in the Conversation?

Having worked nearly 20 years in the fashion industry, I learned early on how trends come and go with the seasons. You can be hot one day, and easily gone the next. Learning to successfully navigate these swings can be the difference between being a fad or a thriving, sustainably…
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