In NPD Group’s 2011 report on Eating Patterns in America famed food industry research and speaker Harry Balzer found that Hand Held food lead the category of which food we ate more of this year than ever before both at home and at restaurants.The foods and beverages U.S. consumers ate more of last year than ever before:
- Salty Snacks
- Hot Cereal
- Snacks Burritos
Meal assembly is another recurring theme on this blog. Clearly retailers must react to consumer demand for fresh prepared ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat in order to maintain consumer relevance.