1. Market Research
  2. > Food Market Trends

Shopping for Local Foods in the U.S.

  • January 2015
  • 89 pages
  • Packaged Facts
Report ID: 2661559

Summary

Table of Contents

Search Inside

Locally grown and produced foods are experiencing surging consumer demand and widening availability. Some members of the industry even are saying that locally grown will be the next organic. Contributing to their long-term potential, local foods are not just a food store category or segment but a marketing construct. For retailers, foodservice operators, and food marketers alike, local has, in other words, become a shorthand descriptor that makes food sound high quality, fresher, more authentic, trustworthy, environmentally friendly, and supportive of the local community—key factors for attracting shoppers into the store and encouraging repeat business.

Despite the media hype, increased consumer interest, and growing presence in grocery stores and restaurants, however, locally sourced food remains a fraction of the nation's total food supply. Packaged Facts calculates that local foods generated $11.7 billion in sales in 2014, or 1.8% of total retail sales of foods and beverages. At this stage, local foods are not anywhere close to matching organic foods' sales, consumer acceptance, and farm acreage, with potential growth hampered by short growing seasons throughout much of the country.

Scope and Methodology

Packaged Facts' first edition report, Shopping for Local Foods in the U.S., thoroughly examines trends and opportunities in the local foods market, covering all types of retail outlets, farmers' markets, foodservice providers, marketers all types of business models, the role of food hubs, reasons to buy local foods, and government support for local foods programs. Utilizing extensive data from a proprietary Packaged Facts National Consumer Survey conducted in November 2014, as well as other published surveys, the report delves deeply into consumer purchasing, examining what motivates consumers to buy local foods, where they're buying them, and what they're buying and growing themselves.

The report profiles almost two dozen participants active in the local foods market, including marketers such as Gotham Greens' rooftop greenhouse operations; bricks-and-mortar retailers ranging from Bi-Lo supermarkets, Fairway Market, and The Kroger Co. to Meijer, Walmart, and Whole Foods Market; online grocery services like FreshDirect and Good Eggs; farmers' markets and CSAs; and foodservice providers like Bon Appetit Management Co. and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

In addition to the Packaged Facts consumer survey, primary research includes on-site examinations of retail and foodservice channels. Secondary research involved evaluating and comparing data from more than 200 articles and reports found in industry publications; scrutinizing the websites of individual participants in the local foods market; reports by industry associations such as the National Restaurant Association; government data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture; annual reports, 10Ks, transcripts of earnings calls, and other financial releases from public companies; and other Packaged Facts reports.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 60 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

Ahmad helps you find the right report:

Testimonials

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at
Ikea

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at
Ingredion

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers

Global Cured Meats (Savory & Deli Foods) Market - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

  • $ 14995
  • Industry report
  • March 2017
  • by GlobalData

Global Cured Meats (Savory & Deli Foods) Market - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics Summary "Global Cured Meats (Savory & Deli Foods) Market - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth ...

Global Prepared Salads (Savory & Deli Foods) Market - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

  • $ 14995
  • Industry report
  • March 2017
  • by GlobalData

Global Prepared Salads (Savory & Deli Foods) Market - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics Summary "Global Prepared Salads (Savory & Deli Foods) Market - Outlook to 2020: Market ...

Global Savory Baked Goods (Savory & Deli Foods) Market - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

  • $ 14995
  • Industry report
  • March 2017
  • by GlobalData

Global Savory Baked Goods (Savory & Deli Foods) Market - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics Summary "Global Savory Baked Goods (Savory & Deli Foods) Market - Outlook to 2020: Market ...


Download Unlimited Documents from Trusted Public Sources

Food Statistics in Ukraine

  • May 2017
    4 pages
  • Food  

    Oil  

  • Ukraine  

View report >

The future of the Food Industry in Taiwan

  • May 2017
    2 pages
  • Food  

  • Taiwan  

View report >

Global Tilapia Industry

  • May 2017
    6 pages
  • Tilapia  

    Fish  

  • World  

View report >

Global Food Industry

27 hours ago

Related Market Segments :

Food
Farming

ref:plp2015

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.