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Trends Shaping the Food Industry in 2020/2021

As part of Culinary Tides ongoing work, we have been tracking the political and economic unease here and abroad, well before the onset of COVID-19. What the spread of COVID-19 has...  more »

Consumers 'Quarantine and Cook' With Social Media Inspiration

Trend Perspectives with Cynthia Maxwell As we rolled into 2020, we had no idea that in just a few short months, we would be spending the majority of our time at home. Not only...  more »

Ready Meals Set for Personalization as Sector Shakes Off Negative Perceptions

Despite the negative associations many have surrounding the nutrition of ready meals, the increasingly health-conscious consumer presents industry opportunities for the sector. As...  more »

Feeling Brave? Here Are Some of Americans' Most Bizarre Food Combos to Try in Lockdown

From ice cream on meatloaf to cookies dipped in guacamole—here are some of the most bizarre food combinations to try in quarantine. [more...] more »

Keto-Friendly, High-Protein Pizza Crusts Emerge as a Trend at Restaurant Chains

More and more Americans are avoiding carbohydrates — the low-carb, high-fat keto diet was the most searched diet on Google in 2019 and it spiked even more in early 2020 — but they...  more »

'Free-From' Foods Target Every Diet

Here are some of the newest products hoping to take the place of consumer staples Dairy-free, gluten-free, plant-based meats these are just some of the food trends taking the place...  more »

Prepare For The Split In Plant-Based Demand

We see the plant-based arena going in two directions, said Amirah Ashouri, a director at Cubo Innovation, which specializes in advising food and beverage companies about innovation...  more »

What Seasonality Means for Major League Baseball

When most folks think of seasonality it’s normally in preparation of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall; but when consumers, more specifically foodies, think of seasonality it is...  more »

The 2020 Consumer Doesn't Want To Compromise

Irrespective of the evolving need states that consumers have especially when it comes to health and wellness consumers continue to prioritize taste and enjoyment when it comes to...  more »

MSG, Aquafaba, West African Cuisine and Other Food Trends for 2020

Also expect to see more Central European cuisine think smoked sausages and stuffed cabbage as well as disco decor and soundtracks in restaurants. Like most corners of America, the...  more »

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