Retailers sold $93 million worth of meal kits to 2.2 million US households last year, according to Nielsen, and retailers added 187 new meal kit options in 2018. Sales of meal kits in grocery stores and other retail outlets rang up $93 million in sales in 2018, according to a March 2019 Nielsen report, as 2.2 million new U.S. households purchased meal kits in 2018, up 51% from 2017. Retail stores accounted for 60% of all meal kit user growth in 2018.
Lightbulb Moment: The more natural place for meal kits has always been in retail stores. Consumers want to see what food they are buying and be able to complement the meal kit with other offerings they can find in a grocery store. Curious about the future of meal kits? That’s where Culinary Tides, Inc. comes in.