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Top 3 Culinary Trends from Research Chefs Association Conference

Health-focused platforms and the demand for fresh ingredients are influencing product and menu innovations, according to product innovators at the recent Research(...)

In Booming Snack Industry, Competition Grows for Specialty Retailers

Consumers are spending more than $1.2 trillion on eating and drinking, and snacks are playing a growing role in their daily eating habits. According to recent(...)
Emerging Wine Regions Show Rapid Growth in Production, Exports

Emerging Wine Regions Show Rapid Growth in Production, Exports

The global wine market is seeing positive shifts. Exports have double over the past 20 years, while emerging wine regions are seeing rapid growth, according(...)
Local Foods Compete with Organic as Demand Reaches Record High

Local Foods Compete with Organic as Demand Reaches Record High

While they still account for a just fraction of the American food supply, locally grown and produced foods are drawing larger swaths of consumers, leading some(...)
Spring Beverage Menu Trends Aim for Healthy, Natural, New Ingredients

Spring Beverage Menu Trends Aim for Healthy, Natural, New Ingredients

New innovations and trends have sprung forth on beverage menus across the country with the return of spring. Mintel's flavor trend report found four key trends(...)
Rise of Nutraceuticals Could Result in Mergers of Food, Drug Companies

Rise of Nutraceuticals Could Result in Mergers of Food, Drug Companies

The continued merging of food and health could lead to an increase in merger activity as both food and drug companies jump on board the trend to take advantage(...)
US Organic Producers Reached Record Numbers in 2014

US Organic Producers Reached Record Numbers in 2014

American organic producers enjoyed a banner year in 2014, reaching peak numbers and continued growth. Since federal organic certification began in the U.S.(...)
Health Perceptions Drive Younger Consumers to Seafood, Vegetarian Meals

Health Perceptions Drive Younger Consumers to Seafood, Vegetarian Meals

The health halo on seafood, vegetarian, and vegan foods is enticing younger consumers, which may drive innovation in the foodservice sector around these offerings.(...)
Seasoning Usage on the Rise in Europe

Seasoning Usage on the Rise in Europe

The use of seasonings to give home-cooked meals an added kick is becoming universally accepted throughout Europe, according to Mintel. Few polled admitted to(...)
Hispanic Influence in Foodservice Sector Grows with Increased Spending

Hispanic Influence in Foodservice Sector Grows with Increased Spending

Hispanic consumers are becoming increasingly influential in the foodservice arena. This demographic's per capita visits to foodservice outlets increased 4 percent(...)
Almonds Gain Use as Ingredient, Driving Up Global Demand, Prices

Almonds Gain Use as Ingredient, Driving Up Global Demand, Prices

Prices of almonds have reached record highs after California's crop was diminished by the drought and poor pollination, according to a new report by Rabobank(...)
The Next Big Thing: Mapping the Life Stages of Flavor, Ingredient Trends

The Next Big Thing: Mapping the Life Stages of Flavor, Ingredient Trends

Food trends may be more predictable than they seem. Flavor and ingredient fads tend to follow an observable arc, according to CCD Innovation, a theory that(...)
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