Trends, ingredients, products, packaging, equipment and formulation strategies for refrigerated take-and-bake, deli & frozen pizza & flatbreads, as well as packaged fresh, refrigerated and frozen pizza & flatbread crusts & dough.
Americans love pizza. In foodservice, pizza accounts for $38.5 billion in sales. And at retail, frozen pizza takes in $4.5 billion, with refrigerated take-and-bake pizzas adding in another $359.4 million, per IRI, Chicago (52 weeks ending August 7, 2016). Over 40 million Americans eat pizza on any given day of the week.
I have a former boss who used to say that whatever food a consumer liked, chances are they would like it even more if it were topped with cheese. Considering all of its dairy splendor, it’s no wonder that cheese is big business.
According to data from IRI, Chicago, sales of frozen pizza were up about 1.15 percent in the 52 weeks ending August 7, 2016, representing about $4.5 billion. Unit sales, though, were down about 2.14 percent. Why?
Several foodservice segments central to snack and bakery businesses continue to demonstrate strong levels of innovation. New chains focused on customization have emerged, while others continually shift and evolve to capture away-from-home food dollars from competitors.