Content about American cuisine

June 29, 2011

Channel analysis

Consumer research from Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group shows the market size for barbecue grills held steady at about $1.373 billion during 2011*, down 0.1% from the prior-year period.

Warehouse home centers clearly dominate the barbecue market, accounting for more than half of the sales.

May 26, 2011

More than 75% of home entertainers prefer the more laidback approach and spacious feeling they get from entertaining in the great outdoors, according to Outdoor Entertaining Trends 2010: Consumers Bring the Indoors Out, a report from Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group.

May 17, 2011

Retail sales of pizza pans grew 7% in the 12 months ending March 2011, compared to the same time last year, signaling a consumer trend towards making pizzas at home, according to The NPD Group.

Metal pizza pans accounted for 64% of dollar sales during the 12-month period, according to NPD’s Retail Tracking Service. Stoneware/clay stone pizza pans, the second largest product segment, are outpacing sales of metal pans, however, with a 21% growth.

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