Tracking Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry
The food and beverage industry continues to navigate a complex landscape as constantly evolving macro forces — from concerns about the broader economy to the future of work — shape daily choices around eating and drinking. Leaders in food and beverage must stay informed on consumers’ changing attitudes and behaviors around grocery shopping, cooking and dining out.
Morning Consult is tracking consumer trends in the food and beverage industry through a monthly survey of U.S. adults.
Find a more detailed methodology for this monthly tracker below.
Grocery cost concerns are stabilizing as inflation eases. The share of consumers who said they are “very concerned” about the cost of groceries across most categories has remained relatively steady over the past three months as top-line inflation continued to fall, reaching its lowest level in two years in April.
Grocery delivery shows year-over-year growth. The share of consumers who got groceries delivered in April reached 22%, up 5 percentage points from a year ago. Men were 7 points more likely to say they ordered groceries for delivery this April than last, compared with a 3-point increase among women.
Food insecurity has risen: 16% of U.S. adults said they “often” or “sometimes” did not have enough food to eat in April, a 5-point increase from a year ago. After February, many households experienced reductions in extra pandemic-related SNAP benefits.
How Consumers Get Groceries
Measuring Food Insecurity
Home Cooking Trends
Consumers Who Tried New Recipes This Month
Frequency of Using Restaurant Types
Trends in Alcohol Consumption Frequency
Trends in Alcohol Consumption Frequency by Gender
Consumers’ Healthy Eating and Drinking Habits
Consumer Diet Preferences
Source of This Data
The Morning Consult Food and Beverage Monthly Trend Tracker relies on Morning Consult’s proprietary survey research capabilities. The interviews are conducted online, and the data are weighted to approximate a representative sample of U.S. adults based on gender, educational attainment, age, race and region. Results from the full survey have a monthly sample size of 2,200 U.S. adults and an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.
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Emily Moquin is the lead food & beverage analyst on the Industry Intelligence team, where she conducts research, authors analyst notes and advises leaders in the food & beverage industry on how to apply insights to make better business decisions. Prior to joining Morning Consult, she worked at Gartner as a director analyst, covering consumers and food & beverage, and on the consumer insights team at H.J. Heinz. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations, as well as political science. @emilybmoquin
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