Imported Specialty Foods

The market is expanding rapidly

2004 the US imported almost $62.1 billion in food products based on data from the US Department of Commerce, today we are approaching the $80.0 billion range of food imports.


Two major factors  are at play

Growing number of foreign born consumers who are bringing their food cultures along with them

Generational changes resulting in more American-born consumers searching for new and different products often seeking to replicate dishes and eating experiences they have enjoyed in the past


Trends

24% of shoppers eat ethnic foods weekly, income exceed $75K and often men under the age of 44