The Retail Food Evolution Continues

The Retail Food Evolution Continues

When Amazon acquired Whole Foods, it shocked the retail food industry into action and the food landscape is now in a constant state of change. It’s no longer enough to exist strictly as a grocery store, with Foodies and Millennials leading the demand for better...
Is Your Valentine a Foodie?

Is Your Valentine a Foodie?

Chocolate has evolved significantly since it’s early origins as a “food for the gods.” The Aztecs placed so much value on the cacao bean that they used it as a currency. In Western civilization, cacao beans were for the elite only. Serving chocolate was a sign of...
Food Spending – Foodies & The Generations

Food Spending – Foodies & The Generations

The average American family spent $7,023 on food in 2015. But do Foodies – the 34% of consumers who have an inordinate interest in all things food – spend more than other consumers? The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which compiles food spending data, does not break out...
You know Foodies are mainstream when ….

You know Foodies are mainstream when ….

Foodies are a dominating force – according to FOOD AFFAIRS, a marketing research firm that focuses on Foodies, 34% of Americans are Foodies – and their attraction to the experience of food has changed marketing strategies across the board. Being a Foodie is a...
5 Foodie Travel Hot Spots for the Holidays 

5 Foodie Travel Hot Spots for the Holidays 

Food is a core component of the holiday season – not just for Foodies but for everyone who is celebrating. Diets go out the window as people indulge in holiday favorites and discover new holiday flavors. These 5 travel hot spots offer a delicious and memorable...
Millennial Men Take to the Kitchen to Impress

Millennial Men Take to the Kitchen to Impress

Millennials, and the many Foodies among them, have decided that the kitchen is the place to be. Despite the transition to iPhones and tablets from traditional cookbooks, home cooks are being inspired to create Instagram-worthy dishes that not only taste great, but are...
What We Can Learn from the Coffee Industry to Reach Foodies  

What We Can Learn from the Coffee Industry to Reach Foodies  

As we continue our Food(ies) for Thought Series, FOOD AFFAIRS turns its attention to coffee, one of the most diverse and popular beverages. Coffee has transformed from a quick-cup-in-the-morning to brewed and espresso-based beverages that are consumed all day long, in...
Foodies and Food: Insight from FOOD AFFAIRS

Foodies and Food: Insight from FOOD AFFAIRS

Welcome to the series of insights that FOOD AFFAIRS will share about Foodies. Unlike our quantitative research, this series is not based on a specific research study, but comes from our years of experience talking to, traveling alongside, eating, and shopping with...
Manufacturer and Retail Strategy in the Age of Amazon Whole Foods

Manufacturer and Retail Strategy in the Age of Amazon Whole Foods

Every decade or so sees a dramatic change in how groceries are bought and sold. In the 20s, the first self-service grocery (Piggly-Wiggly) appeared; in the 30s, the shopping cart was introduced; in the 50s, branded packaged goods came into their own, and Swanson’s TV...