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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 »

Convenience and Health are the Key to Yogurt Innovation

More than half of all U.S. consumers now buy yogurt as part of their typical grocery basket, according to a new report from Innova Market Insights. The report, which examines...  more »

Much Ado About Dates

Dates, often used as a behind-the-scenes binder or sweetener in snacks, spreads and sauces, have emerged front and center as a featured flavor profile in products on display at the...  more »

Slideshow: Spreads Innovation Accelerating

The Belgians take responsibility for cookie butter, a food paste made from speculoos cookie crumbs, fat, flour and sugar, while hazelnut chocolate spread started in Italy. Peanut...  more »

Trends at the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

Specialty food sales continue to climb as more shoppers seek elevated experiences in everyday occasions. Nearly 3 in 4 consumers purchase specialty food products, which may be...  more »

Three Global Cuisines to Watch

Seasonings, sauces and spreads from the Middle East, Japan and India are growing on mainstream menus, said Melanie Zanoza Bartelme, global food and drink analyst at Mintel. Some of...  more »

Plant Protein A Buzz at National Restaurant Association Show

Until recently, plant-based dishes in restaurants were uninspired and unsatisfying, said Jason Knapp, manager of culinary development at Sysco Corp. Gone are the days of a...  more »

The future of snacking: Flavorful, functional and full of opportunity

Future snack trends may include lab-grown beef jerky, functional nighttime snacks and cannabis. Another possibility is conversational commerce, said Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive...  more »

Millennial Parents Driving Change in Children's Beverage Market

The beverage market for children is a tricky business that requires a special approach to both innovation and marketing. While fun shapes, vibrant colors and character...  more »

'Clean Energy' Driving Beverage Innovation

While Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy and similar energy drinks continue to have a strong presence in the pick-me-up and get-me-going beverage business, consumers desire for cleaner energy...  more »

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07/18/2019
The Biggest Flavors at the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

Following the release of our 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show Innovative Trends...

07/09/2019
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...