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Highlighting Products, Trends at the 45th Annual Winter Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel reviewed 80,000 specialty food and beverage products to select a robust group of products and companies representing eight...  more »

Mystery Flavors, Traditional Tastes Trending in 2020

New flavor combinations also on tap for the year ahead. [more...]RELATED: Top 12 Trends from the 2020 Winter Fancy Food ShowWe’ve prepared a SlideShare with our Top 12 Trends from...  more »

2020 Food Trends: What Changes Will the Food Industry See in the New Year?

The 2019 food and beverage industry saw consumer awareness drive trends towards health and wellness, plant-based and clean label products. As we enter 2020, we are seeing amplified...  more »

Technologies in Food Are Making an Animal-Free Future Possible

Clearly, many consumers still love animal-derived meat and dairy products. Consider, for example, the increasingly exotic selections of meat snack bars found in convenience stores,...  more »

What We'll Be Eating in 2021, According to Robots

Copaiba may be the next cannabidiol without the regulatory baggage, said food trends forecaster Elizabeth Moskow. Derived from the resin of the Copaifera tree and featuring an...  more »

Finding White Space in Dairy, Meat Alternative Innovation

Despite the accelerated pace of innovation in the market for dairy and meat alternatives, there remain areas of opportunity for manufacturers to capitalize on, said Geri Berdak,...  more »

Meat Alternative Research Turns to Peas, Soy, Wheat and Even Maggots

More than one protein source may be needed for a successful meat alternative product, and more than one technology may influence the categorys future, according a report released...  more »

How to Start a Food Trend

Just a few years ago, Americans thought of chia as a pet with funky green grass-hair. Aa used to be a strange purple goop with a name reminiscent of a Japanese beer. Coconut water...  more »

Back-to-School NPD: Innovation in Lunchbox Treats

With students around the world starting to trickle back to classes, industry is bursting with new product developments and initiatives. Brands are pulling out the stops to make...  more »

Nutrition Bars Category Not Running Out of Novelty

Sales of nutrition, energy and other snack bars in the U.S. reached approximately $7 billion in 2018, which represents 17% growth since 2013, according to the February Mintel Group...  more »

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