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Trends and Statistics

Find news items and extensive articles detailing up-and-coming trends, from top-selling flavor combinations to food movements gaining traction. Find recurring Specialty Food Magazine columns such as Buyers’ Picks and Research Spotlight.

FMI Report: Shoppers Seek Engaging Transparency

The Food Marketing Institute’s 2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report reveals that “U.S. grocery shoppers want more than just information; they desire transparency(...)

Industry Voices: What food trends do you think are over?

Just as the latest food trends create discussion and debate, specialty food makers have disparate opinions on which food trends are fading. To some, simple(...)

Specialty Food Industry Sales Hit $127 Billion in 2016

The specialty food industry continues its strong growth with dollar sales hitting $127 billion, a 15 percent jump in total sales between 2014 and 2016, according(...)

Plant Proteins May Overtake Animal Proteins

Not only are vegetable proteins growing in popularity among health-conscious consumers, but they’re closing the gap on animal proteins in terms of market share.(...)
Consumers Respond to Certain Craft Beer Terms

Consumers Respond to Certain Craft Beer Terms

Not all craft beer terms are created equal, and some buzzwords are more likely to influence purchasing decisions than others, according to Nielsen. The terms(...)
Gourmet Salt Market to Reach $1.5B by 2024

Gourmet Salt Market to Reach $1.5B by 2024

The market share for gourmet salts is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2024, according to Global Market Insights. The agency believes that the increasing adoption(...)
Meat Snacks Poised for Growth in Australia

Meat Snacks Poised for Growth in Australia

Meat snacks are poised to fill consumer demand for high protein, low carbohydrate snacks, according to a study from Mintel. Retail sales of meat snacks in the(...)
Survey: Majority of Americans Will Travel for Food

Survey: Majority of Americans Will Travel for Food

When it comes to selecting their next vacation, a majority of Americans would select a destination based solely on culinary offerings. More than half have already(...)
Edible Crickets to Debut in Belgium

Edible Crickets to Debut in Belgium

A startup in Brussels is bringing edible crickets to Belgium, pushing the eco-friendly protein alternative that has been gaining attention worldwide. Little(...)
Store Tour: A Spirited Tour of the South Bronx

Store Tour: A Spirited Tour of the South Bronx

Meet three innovative alcohol producers who have helped put Port Morris back on New York’s libations map. A century ago, the South Bronx was home to several(...)
Chocolate Snacks Debut at Summer Fancy Food Show

Chocolate Snacks Debut at Summer Fancy Food Show

Whether sweetening snackable chickpeas, espresso beans or potato chips, chocolate ingredients are adding decadence to snack-time. Following are new products(...)
Semiprivate Rooms Are the New Dining Trend

Semiprivate Rooms Are the New Dining Trend

Semiprivate rooms offer a new popular private dining experience, as diners are looking for a space to hold a meeting or have a conversation, but still want(...)
Pink Pepper Tops Innovative Dishes

Pink Pepper Tops Innovative Dishes

Pink peppercorns are appearing in dishes across the U.S. The spice, best known for appearing in multi-colored pepper grinders, is actually a member of the cashew(...)
Americans Open to Meatless Dishes

Americans Open to Meatless Dishes

Over 80 percent of Americans are open to making meatless dishes, particularly if they have a similar taste or texture to meat, according to a survey by the(...)
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