Progressive Grocer Product

Summer 2016

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Consumers continue to seek CPG products that help them to take on life on their own. Taking Care of Business ith the onset of the recession, consumers brought tasks back home. Self-reliant, at-home healthcare translated to activity and demand in home healthcare and personal care products. Posing the same fnancial challenges as dining and entertaining at restaurants, sometimes doctor or hospital visits can be cost prohibitive and thus consumers self-medicate. NON-FOODS Summer 2016 / Progressive Grocer Products Showcase 2 5 Home-based eating and entertaining boomed during the recession, as well. People still wanted to enjoy and celebrate, but restaurants felt cost prohibitive and options at retail became very appealing. Food and beverage for at-home consumption stepped it up with exotic, inspired oferings in party sizes and bite-sized servings, and non- food oferings necessary for cooking and entertaining at home delivered, too. At-home dining demands supplies from utensils, cooking equipment and storage to Non-Food: $284.4 billion, Up 3.5% vs. prior year Up 1.4% in units Source: IRI Multi-Outlet plus Convenience, 52 weeks ended Feb. 21, 2016

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