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Plant-Based Report

Our Future of Plant-Based Report provides a current and future forward view of how consumers source and consume meat and dairy alternatives in home and away from home.  Findings will help manufacturers, retailers and operators better understand today’s plant-based consumer, drivers of alternative meat and dairy categories, and prepare for expected changes.

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Losing Our Appetite for Restaurants

Learn why specific types of consumers are dining out less often, to better position your business for growth. Don’t accept the status quo: make changes to migrate from survival to success.

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Plant-Based Proteins in Foodservice Report

See what’s spurring growth in plant-based alternatives to traditional meat and dairy categories and prepare for expected changes in the market, to ensure you stay steps ahead of your competitors. 

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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.

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Delivering Digital Convenience Report

Feeding the Growing Appetite for Restaurant Apps

Our new report, Delivering Digital Convenience, shows how consumers use and rate digital services from leading chains and third parties. It's a new resource to help you take advantage of the latest digital trends.

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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.

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Eating Patterns in America, Annual Report

From consumer snacking habits to in-home meal prep to emerging foodservice trends, no other source tells you more about what Americans eat and drink…and how they thing. Understand the future outlook for total food and beverage consumption, plant-based proteins and where the trend is headed, the evolution of the American kitchen, the latest trends in health and wellness – so you can separate longstanding trends from flash-in-the-pan fads.

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Future of Dinner

Make confident, data-driven decisions with thorough, fact-based forecasts on how aging, macro-trends, and population shifts will affect food consumption in the future. 

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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. 


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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.

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Value Wars 2.0

Explore the rebirth of the value menu in our new Value Wars 2.0: The Value Menu Strikes Back Report. It assesses the effectiveness of the new value menus in the first full month these offers were available to consumers.

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The Digital Evolution of Foodservice

Mobile apps, self-serve kiosks, and third-party aggregators are driving visits and loyalty. Track consumer awareness and usage of these digital disruptors, and identify motivations and usage barriers.

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Parties with Kids: Motivating More Visits Today

Explore the consumer dynamics of parties with kids. Find out what really drives family restaurant visits, to support effective marketing strategies and menu development.

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Eating Patterns in America – Annual Report

Understand the emerging behavior patterns driving your business, to locate new market opportunities. See what foodservice consumers are doing right now, and what that means for your future growth.

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Inside America’s Kitchens

For more than 20 years, we've asked American consumers to provide details about what they have in their kitchens and how they prepare and cook their meals. Get new insights from our report, Inside America's Kitchens, and learn how convenience and ready-to-eat food items are transforming the American kitchen.


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Future of Foodservice Snapshot: Restaurant Delivery

Examine the restaurant segments, categories, visit situations, and specific food and beverage products that matter most to your business – now, and 10 years from now.

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Future of Foodservice Snapshot Delivery – Report

Focusing on delivery is one way to stay competitive in today’s slow-growth foodservice market. We know delivery trends were strong in 2017, but what is the outlook for the future? This report provides new insight about foodservice customers and the potential growth opportunity for delivery The Delivery Overview section looks across QSR pizza, QSR beyond pizza, and FSR, revealing unique business dynamics, consumer profiles, digital delivery engagement, and third-party apps. The Delivery Outlook section provides a five-year cohort forecast for restaurant delivery, as well as a two-year outlook for delivery compared across QSR pizza, QSR beyond pizza, and FSR.

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Make It Happen for Gen Z

We find that personal value, more than brand loyalty, drives purchase behavior among Gen Zers.  See what you need to do to meet this young generation’s needs when it comes to food. 

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What Matters Most To Key Generational Groups

The U.S. restaurant industry’s stalled traffic is expected to continue through 2018. Understanding the foodservice-related habits of key generational groups is one way to address the complex issues that have created the current slow-to-no-growth environment. The NPD Group’s new report, What Matters Most To Key Generational Groups, explores key buyer groups’ wants and needs to reveal the factors that most influence their restaurant purchase behavior.

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Losing Our Appetite for Restaurants Report

It's a "one-percent world," where growth is largely absent across foodservice segments. And now we're even seeing a slowdown in a former bright spot: quick service restaurants. But rather than simply accepting the status quo, smart companies are looking more deeply into what's actually behind the slow-to-no-growth problem. They want to identify their best opportunities to not just survive, but thrive. That's where The NPD Group's Losing Our Appetite for Restaurants report comes in.

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Meal Kit Delivery Services

Meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron and Plated have garnered a small, but seemingly dedicated, segment of enthusiasts in the U.S. Are these kits a passing fad, or is this a trend worth watching? Our new report, Thinking Inside the Box: A Fresh Look at Meal Kit Delivery Services, combines findings of our own custom study with ongoing NET® consumer tracking research, insights from our Checkout Tracking solution, and industry expertise. It uncovers answers to your pressing questions about this new player in your market.

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A Generational Study: The Evolution of Eating

Find out how the food and beverage consumption of key generations – Gen Z, Millennials, and Boomers – is set to change as these groups move through life stages. Our new report, A Generational Study: The Evolution of Eating, reveals whether their patterns will be similar to, or different from, those of previous generations. It’s how to develop marketing strategies and make long-range plans that position your business for growth.

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Satisfying Our Thirst for Beverages Report

Beverages have shown waning popularity over the past several years, with sales declining by 4 percent since 2010. The industry expected an improving economy would bump up beverage orders. In fact, it seems consumers’ thirst for beverages at foodservice is not bouncing back. How can you give beverages a boost? Our new Satisfying Our Thirst for Beverages Report evaluates consumers’ beverage choices to determine why they order one beverage over another, what’s behind outlet choices when it comes to beverages, how beverage variety factors into their decisions, and more.

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How Consumers Define Clean Eating

Now you can determine whether targeting clean eaters is the right move for your business. Our new report, How Consumers Define Clean Eating, sizes the clean eating market, profiles the consumers engaged in clean eating, and reveals how primary grocery shoppers shop for foods that fit into this emerging lifestyle. You can use the report’s deep data and expert insights to understand consumer awareness of this trend and consumers’ ideas of what clean eating means.

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Food For Thought

Fresh – It’s Among the Factors of Growing Importance To Consumers

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Health Increasingly Snacking’s Cost of Entry

There was a time when snacking occasions were considered times in the day when we consumed extraneous calories for the sake of treating or rewarding ourselves. As we’ve seen throughout food and beverage consumptions trends, however, this perception slowly changed over the last two decades and is expected to continue evolving

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Food For Thought

Let Data Lead the Way and Give You Confidence

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Food For Thought

The Threat of Warmer Weather Motivates More Dieters

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Food For Thought

Naturally, We Like To Eat

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