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August 25, 2021

Nearly 20% of Americans Can be Considered “Gourmet” Consumers, New Report Finds

New report finds nearly 20% of Americans can be considered "Gourmet" consumers.

New York (PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- Nearly one-fifth of American adults can be considered gourmet consumers, and these “foodies” are fueling a $41.2 billion industry, according to The U.S. Market for Gourmet Foods and Beverages, a new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com. Packaged Facts projects that the market for gourmet foods and beverages will top $62 billion by 2009.

Based on data from Simmons Market Research Bureau, the report estimates that 18.3% of adults try to eat gourmet food whenever they can. And that’s getting easier to do. Several factors are making gourmet products more available, appealing and affordable, including greater involvement in gourmet on the part of mainstream food marketers, expanding retail distribution of gourmet products and a growing synergy between the natural and gourmet foods industries.

“More gourmet products are using natural and organic ingredients (and appealing to consumers’ social consciences by offering products that are good for the environment and for the workers who produce them), and more natural foods retailers are carrying upscale, gourmet food and beverage items that meet their quality standards,” said Don Montuori, publisher of Packaged Facts

Convenience, too, continues to be a major force influencing everyday purchases of food and beverages, and gourmet/premium products are no exception to this rule. It is no coincidence that some of the fastest-growing products in this market—including bottled water, RTD beverages, bagged salads, and refrigerated “supermarket sushi”—benefit from the convenience angle in terms of portability, being fully prepared, ease of preparation, and no-mess consumption.

The U.S. Market for Gourmet Food and Beverages covers eight product areas: Beverages, Baked Goods, Pasta and Grains, Fresh Produce, Ready-to-Eat Meals, Condiments and Sauces, Cheese, Candy, and Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts. The report charts historical sales and projections; analyzes marketing and new product trends; and offers an in-depth profile of the gourmet consumer.

Priced at $5,000, this two-volume report can be purchased directly from Packaged Facts by clicking http://www.packagedfacts.com/pub/1087756.html. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.

About Packaged Facts
Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com, publishes research reports on a wide range of consumer industries, including consumer goods and retailing, foods and beverages, and demographics. For more information visit www.PackagedFacts.com, or contact Irina Frukhtbeyn at 301-468-3650 x203, or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at August 25, 2021 05:55 AM