Industry Articles & Information
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- If you are developing products and services for the foodservice channel, understanding the trends, key drivers and opportunity size is important.
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- Developing products to assist consumers with meal solutions is a growing category
- Canadian HMR market in 2016 reached $880 million in sales with a growth of 25% over the past 4 years*
- 4 in 5 Canadian purchase an HMR meal 1x/month; 1/3 purchase weekly*
- Biggest cohort of purchasers are Millenials and retired Baby Boomers - two largest demographic cohorts in Canada(1)
- Consider developing products that can be sold in the supermarket deli area - also known as the home meal replacement or restaurant meal solution category
- The link below is to a recent article from Canadian Grocer that outlines the popularity of meal solutions from the deli department. Visualize your product being a part of this $880 million market!
- Please click on link to view article about the dynamic growth in this segment!.
*Technomic 2017 HMR Study
(1) NPD HMR study 2016
- What flavours and cuisines are becoming or are on trend?
- Good information to have when deciding flavour profiles for your product launches
- One of the most trusted sites for flavour trends is McCormick's (spices) and their annual Flavour Trends
- Please click her for a link to McCormick's 2017 Flavour Trend report
- Bon Appetite!