Every month, trend forecaster and expert Cynthia Maxwell gives us an insider look at what's going on in the world of trends. From food and beverage to fashion trends, Cynthia takes a detailed look at an array of industries to discover and explore what's gaining popularity with consumers.

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We have put together a list of Cynthia's top articles from 2017 to recap relevant trends in the marketplace. Stay tuned for another great year of trends in 2018!

See the top 5 articles of 2017 below:

Top Health and Wellness Trends

Focusing on health and wellness trends as they pertain to food and over all well-being should be pretty easy for me. A vegetarian for 17 years, practicing an Ayurvedic diet for 10, yoga for 17 and a yoga teacher for 11, I feel like I am in touch and knowledgeable.

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Looking at the Future of Color Trends

As we head into fall and winter thinking only of pumpkin flavors, turkey, holiday d├ęcor and cold weather clothing, the Spring 2018 runways have ended and Pantone has released their color palette for spring as well. Yes, it may be wild to think about spring '18 this early, but this is how the design and retail industry work.

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How to Embrace Green

Embrace Green! What do you think of when you think of the color green?Some say nature, money, or even the phrase "green with envy." I think of all the green vegetables, because I am a vegetarian and I crave them daily.

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Romancing The Consumer

2016 at home purchasing experiences were full of flash sales, real time analytics, grocery delivery services, marketing through Facebook, "buy today, deliver today", just to name a few...

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The Intersection of Technology and Food

"I WONT BE IMPRESSED WITH TECHNOLOGY UNTIL I CAN DOWNLOAD FOOD." I recently saw this posted on a friends Instagram page and it reminded me of my last article "Romancing the Consumer." The consumer wants an experience!

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