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Is Spiked Kombucha the New Hard Seltzer?

“Hard kombucha has a lot of opportunity to grow,” says Caitlyn Battaglia, manager of the beverage alcohol practice at Nielsen. “Nonalcoholic kombucha caught the tailwind of the...  more »

How 'Craft' is Driving Key Trends in the Alcoholic Drinks Market

Its no secret that quality has become the key trend in the food and beverage sector over the past 15 years or so. In this time, the major growth areas have been for premium...  more »

No Alcohol, No Problem: How to Make Complex, Balanced Zero-Proof Cocktails

Pay attention to bitterness, intensity and texture, and you'll be good. Here are three recipes to get you started. [more...] more »

Playful Escapism: The Global Flavor Trend of Emotional Discovery

Millennials and Gen Z escape to foreign lands with the exploration of global flavors. From African to Mexican, consumers are seeking out ethnic cuisines in their most authentic...  more »

Fermented Beverages are Having a Feel-Good Moment

Feeling good from the inside out has become a common promotional theme among suppliers of digestive health ingredients, namely probiotic cultures and prebiotic fibers. It is the...  more »

Spiked Seltzers are the Official Cocktail of Summer 2019

Move over, margarita, and good riddance, rosé: The official drink of summer 2019 is spiked seltzer. Many drinkers are going for low-calorie, low-carb and low-to-no sugar spiked...  more »

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The Influence of Simple and Minimalist Lifestyle on Food and Drink

Trend Perspectives by Cynthia Maxwell Remember the tiny house trend? How about the overwhelmingly popular New York Times Bestseller, Spark Joy by Marie Kondo? If you're a regular...  more »

Inspiration for Summer Festival Food and Drink LTOs

We’re in the heat of summer festival season which means food trucks are churning out their trendiest dishes and drinks. Music festivals across the country have become synonymous...  more »

Top 9 Summer Fancy Food Show Trends You Need To Know

Right when you think you’ve seen it all, Specialty Food’s bi-annual Fancy Food Show serves as a platform for innovative food and beverage brands to shine. The Symrise team attended...  more »

Five Major Trends for the Non-Alcoholic Beverage Industry in 2019

Consumer awareness for both the environment and their own health and wellness are two important factors dictating the future of the beverage industry in 2019. Millennials are also...  more »

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The Biggest Flavors at the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

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Top 9 Summer Fancy Food Show Trends You Need To Know

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