In a world where consumers increasingly call the shots, it has never been more important to keep tabs on the food and beverage trends shaping the industry. No one knows more about how people eat and drink than The NPD Group. For decades, we’ve been the definitive source of information on food and beverage consumption, whether at home or away-from-home. We track consumer behavior, attitudes, and usage motivators – from diet and nutrition to shopping habits and brand awareness—to help you solve your biggest business challenges.
"Today, convenience is as highly valued as ever, but it’s taking on a new form. Consumers, who now desire natural foods, are shifting from convenient food to convenient preparation and procurement. This contributes to the growth in grocery e-commerce and restaurant delivery. In addition, American kitchens will be home to a variety of appliances and gadgets to facilitate cooking at home."
Snack Foods Function as Between-meal Snacks and Parts of Meals
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National Eating Trends®
National Eating Trends® (NET®) monitors thousands of individuals’ eating habits each year to provide a complete view of food and beverage consumption in the U.S. Go beyond supermarket scanner and purchase panel data and understand when, where, why, and how food is consumed.Contact us
Path to Consumption®
NPD can reveal consumers’ Path to Consumption® with a view of what happens after food and beverage products leave the store. This view includes understanding the motivations and needs consumers face each day and throughout the day when making meal and snack choices and how these needs are addressed
- Future of Snacking
Future of Snacking
The Future of Snacking shows you what snack food consumption will look like in the future, revealing your most promising opportunities for growth over the next five years. The report identifies potential risks and barriers to snacking, so you can understand threats and take advantage of positive trends.Contact us
- What’s Happening with Meal Kits
What’s Happening with Meal Kits
Our new U.S. Meal Kits Report integrates in-depth consumer survey information with expert insights from our team of experienced food and beverage consumption analysts. So whether you already offer meal kits, you’re looking to enter the category, or competing with meal kits, you can get the information you need for data-driven growth.Contact us
- International Food & Beverage Habits Study
International Food & Beverage Habits Study
Expansion into international markets offers large rewards but can come with substantial risks. Maximizing return by minimizing risk happens when the understanding of local behaviors and markets are used to create well-planned strategies. NPD’s study provides a view of consumption habits by capturing all foods and beverages consumed during a typical day both in and away from home.Contact us
- Future of Dinner
- Eating Patterns in America, Annual Report
Eating Patterns in America, Annual Report
From consumer snacking habits to in-home meal prep, no other source tells you more about what Americans eat and drink . . . and how they think. Understand their perceptions of healthy eating, emerging developments, and the impact of e-commerce on purchasing behavior—so you can separate longstanding trends from flash-in-the-pan fads.Contact us
- Consumption Drivers: How Needs Shapes Choices
Consumption Drivers: How Needs Shapes Choices
This report delves into the myriad choices and motivations at all day parts. See the motivations that drove each dining occasion and what’s truly behind our choices at all meal occasions.