Ethnic Foods Market
An ethnic market is a group of consumers that share a common cultural background. Many times an ethnic market has a distinctive geographic area.
The U.S. population is older, wealthier, more educated and more ethnically diverse than ever before. The Economic Research Service has identified three general demographic trends expected to shape future U.S. food markets: more diversity, more mature consumers and U.S. population growth.
The U.S. Latino population is projected to reach nearly 133 million by 2050. March 2012 . . . Ethnic Foods Market
- Agricultural and Demographic Changes in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Implications for Ethnic and Specialty Produce, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, 2002 - This fact sheet provides information on trends in mid-Atlantic agriculture and populations.
- Americans Have Growing Appetites for Imported Foods, Alberto Jerado, Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA, 2005 - An increase in ethnic diversity is a driving factor for the growth in U.S. agricultural imports.
- Baby Boomers, Health, Ethnic Trends Help Spur Frozen Seafood Innovation, HighBeam Research
- Bridging the Gap, QSR magazine - Principles on how restaurants can appeal to the Hispanic market.
- Consumer-Driven Agriculture, Amber Waves, ERS, USDA, 2003 - Changing U.S. demographics influence eating habits.
- Ethnic Produce Marketing in the Mid-Atlantic States: Consumer Shopping Patterns and Willingness-to-Pay Analysis, Choices magazine, 2006.
- Exotic Tastes, Familiar Brands, Food, Inc., MSNBC - Ethnic cuisines embrace the chain restaurant concept.
- From Supply Push to Demand Pull: Agribusiness Strategies for Today’s Consumers, Amber Waves, ERS, USDA, 2003 - Changing U.S. demographics, including greater ethnic diversity, are driving changes in consumer demand for food products.
- Hispanic Consumer Profile New York Tri-State Area, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2007.
- Hispanics Contribute to Increasing Diversity in Rural America, Amber Waves, ERS, USDA, 2011.
- The Hispanic Market in the U.S. - Opportunities and Challenges for the Food Industry, Cornell University, 2006.
- Hispanics Find a Home in Rural America, Amber Waves, ERS, USDA, 2003 - High-growth Hispanic counties are mostly in the South and Midwest.
- Hispanic Retail 360 - This publication hosts an annual conference and posts conference presentations on its website.
- Kosher Today - The community of kosher food and beverage professionals.
- The Latest Data on Hispanic America, Hispanic Trends.com.
- Marketing to Ethnic Segments: Halal Products, Value-Added Marketing, Penn State University.
- Marketing to Ethnic Segments: Kosher Products, Value-Added Marketing, Penn State University, 2006.
- Minority Links, U.S. Census Bureau - Provides quick links to the latest data on racial and ethnic populations in the United States.
- The Multicultural Economy 2012, Selig Center for Economic Growth, University of Georgia - This comprehensive report provides state-level buying power estimates broken down by race (white, black, Asian, Native American) and ethnicity (Hispanic).
- New FMI Report Examines Purchasing Preferences and Behaviors of U.S. Hispanic Grocery Shoppers, Food Marketing Institute (FMI), 2005 - This release highlights findings on the fastest-growing consumer segment in the United States.
- Population and Household Economic Topics, U.S. Census Bureau - The source for population, housing, economic and geographic data.
- Rural Hispanics at a Glance, ERS, USDA, 2005 - This six-page brochure highlights data from the 2000 Census and other Federal data that indicate growth and geographic dispersion.
- Rural Hispanics: Employment and Residential Trends, Amber Waves, ERS, USDA, 2004 - Hispanics are the fastest growing and largest minority group in the United States.
- Rural Labor and Education, ERS, USDA.
- Understanding the Latino Culture, Ohio State University, 2009.
Links checked March 2012.