As consumers become busier every day, food and beverage products have been forced to evolve with them — leading to a host of products designed with convenience in mind. In a segment once dominated by heat-and-eat frozen dinners, convenience foods more aligned with healthy trends reign supreme.
This month, we spotlight the convenience food market. We take a look at some of the products that have come to define today's convenience foods genre, both from manufacturers and grocery stores. We focus on products solely created to be convenient. And we examine some of the packaging that is used to make items even easier for consumers to enjoy on the go.
We hope you enjoy this month's stories about the products that make lives easier.
Easy eating: Convenience foods are vital in an on-the-go world
Manufacturers, grocery stores and meal kit providers are all willing to play the role of sous chef as today's consumers try to eat healthier in less time. Read More >>
You can take it with you: Packaging makes convenience food portable
Products stand out on the shelf with containers delivering customizable eating experiences. Read More >>
Food made easy: 5 products designed with convenience in mind
From ZUPA NOMA's drinkable soups to Duncan Hines' cake mix in a cup, manufacturers are creating items for time-starved consumers who are snacking more and eating on the go. Read More >>
How convenient: Easy-to-prepare food gets healthier and better
Products that are simple to put together and portable are seeing their nutritional benefits and quality increase. Read More >>
Grocers turn up the convenience factor to win over shoppers
Will value-added services and events from retailers like Hy-Vee and Coborn’s help them better compete with meal kits and take-out restaurants? Read More >>