Consumer Insights: SmartBrief Originals
Navigating dark tourism with respectful storytelling
Navigating dark tourism with respectful storytelling

Tourism experts share tips for telling history's darker tales.

Sustainability 2019: Evolving consumer priorities around purchasing and packaging
Sustainability 2019: Evolving consumer priorities around purchasing and packaging

Consumer concerns over climate change, plastic waste and other perceived ills are pushing companies and government toward real action.

Improving plant-based options mean meat isn’t always a must-have
Improving plant-based options mean meat isn’t always a must-have

Offering options that appeal to meat-eaters is key to the success of the growing plant-based category, because it reflects the way that most people eat today.

Take these trends out to the ball game
Take these trends out to the ball game

Sports stadiums across the country are getting creative to expand their appeal and get fans off the couch and into the stands.

How did pumpkin spice become the dominant flavor of fall?
How did pumpkin spice become the dominant flavor of fall?

The reach of pumpkin spice has gone beyond Starbucks lattes to prove it’s more than just a fad, but rather a staple of the season.

The new convenience: Rethinking our notions of fast and easy
The new convenience: Rethinking our notions of fast and easy

The idea of convenience has evolved over the years -- what does it mean to today's consumers?

Bugs for dinner: Behind the latest sustainability trend
Bugs for dinner: Behind the latest sustainability trend

Putting insects on the menu or in everyday food products isn’t exactly new, so what’s fueling the trend and where is it headed?

The “fresh vs. tech” food conundrum
The “fresh vs. tech” food conundrum

Many consumers want to “return to Eden,” but there are also those who believe that is unattainable, and science and technology may be the best way to solve many of the problems with food, health, and the planet today.

Dinner from the gas station?
Dinner from the gas station?

With perennial disruptor Amazon already offering Amazon meal kits in their Go stores, wider adoption may not be too far off for other convenience stores.

How can grocers and food producers cater to flexitarians?
How can grocers and food producers cater to flexitarians?

Flexitarian diets are on the rise -- find out what these consumers are seeking.