Shopping the Pantry

Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack time, what consumers have on hand in their kitchens heavily influences what they do for these occasions. You need to know what's inside consumers' kitchen pantries, so you can influence consumption decisions.

For more than 20 years, we've asked American consumers to provide details about what they have in their kitchens — including the pantry staples they keep on hand for quick and convenient meals. Our Kitchen Audit service provides the most comprehensive view of the foods, beverages, appliances, cookware, utensils, and other products on hand in American home kitchens and where it's all heading in the future.

Food and housewares industry leaders use Kitchen Audit data and insights to understand shifts in consumer thinking and behavior, see home-cooking habits up close, and uncover the factors that influence consumers' decisions related to food preparation and the purchase of new items for the kitchen.

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What's for Dinner? Most Likely a Pantry Staple

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Get a winning advantage. The smartest companies in the food and beverage industry depend on our information, insights, and expertise to understand what consumers are actually eating and drinking.

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What's for Dinner? Most Likely a Pantry Staple

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