The 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show is right around the corner. This show will set the tone for the food, beverage and flavor trends that the new decade has in store.

In anticipation for the show taking place in San Francisco, CA from January 19 to 21, we're sharing a flashback of some of the most impactful trends that emerged at past shows. The 2019 Fancy Food Shows introduced industry buzzwords like plant-based, sustainability, superfoods, allergy-friendly and a vocabulary of different diets.

At the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show (San Francisco) we saw an abundance of new products validating our past trend reports including: hyper functionality, probiotics, and flavors including lemongrass, ginger & honey. In addition to these past trends, we identified 10 key future focused trends you need to consider:

1. Yuzu, Who Knew?
2. Old Fats, New Flavors
3. Spread The Health
4. Veggie Snack Attack
5. Sprouting Goodness
6. Cacao, Ka-Pow!
7. Ride The Wave: 3rd Wave Coffee Hits Retail
8. Snacks From The Sea
9. Reinvented Dairy
10. The ABCs of CBDs


Health-focused food and drink continues to rein king with an emphasis on diet and allergy-friendly claims. From keto-friendly ice cream to allergy-free vegan cookie dough bites, all diets were well represented at the Summer Fancy Food Show. That being said, here are the top 9 trends we reported from the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show (New York City):

1. Diet Name Dropping
2. Collagen is in… Collagen Calls Out
3. Allergy-Friendly Foods
4. Functional Balls & Bites
5. Sp(ice) Cream
6. Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar
7. Water Lily Pops!
8. Trendy Tonics & Mixer Madness
9. Coconut As A Base


Looking forward to the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show, we're predicting a bigger abundance of CBD in food and drinks, heaps of hemp, ingredients focused on bettering mental health, and a large emphasis on the sustainability and environmental consciousness of products across categories.

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