Meal kits and prepared meals

Instore meal kit sales reached $93m in 2018, says Nielsen

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Instore meal kit sales reached $93m in 2018, says Nielsen

By Elaine Watson

US sales of in-store meal kits reached $93m in 2018, according to the latest Nielsen data, with 187 new retail meal kit items introduced during the year as high-profile brands sought to reach consumers that like the concept, but don’t want to commit to...

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Direct to consumer babyfood brand Little Spoon raises $7m

By Elaine Watson

New York-based direct to consumer organic babyfood brand Little Spoon has raised $7m in a funding round backed by venture funds Vaultier7 and Kairos, Chobani founding member Kyle O'Brien, Tinder founders Sean Rad and Justin Mateen, Interplay Ventures,...

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: What does the future for meal kits look like?

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: What does the future for meal kits look like?

By Elizabeth Crawford

When meal kits first launched in the US, Americans were fast to embrace the idea of pre-planned, pre-portioned, ready-to-prepare dinners delivered to their doors, but according to new research from Packaged Facts that love quickly faded for many who became...

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