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The Growing Focus on At-Home Food and Beverage Kits

Trend Perspectives by Cynthia Maxwell Wow! Until this year, we could not order a "Do-It-Yourself-Baskin-Robbins-Sundae-Kit." Complete with two quarts of ice cream, one of your...  more »

06/09/2020

Sweet Talk

Tags: Baking, Flavor Trends, pastrySource: Sun Sentinel

Sweet Alchemy Confectionery, Chef Max Santiago’s Fancy Doughnut Shop

Pastry Chef Max Santiago is used to sugar-starved customers lining up around the block to sample his confections. But even he felt speechless last month when the mobs gathered...  more »

COVID-19 and the Future of Meals

How will we eat in 2025? Changes in consumer behavior, led by millennials and Gen Z, and the influence of technology on our everyday life are impacting the way food and beverage...  more »

06/04/2020

Sweet Talk

Tags: Dairy, Flavor Trends, Ice CreamSource: App.

New Jersey Ice Cream Shops Worth The Ride

I scream, you scream, we all need some ice cream. It's been a rough few months, but nothing soothes the soul like a cherry-topped sundae or a shake with a crown of whipped cream....  more »

Consumers Still Seeking Healthy Sweets and Snacks During COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s a plain fact that in times of crisis, people seek comfort. As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the nation, Americans are finding comfort however they can as they shelter in...  more »

Top Premium Indulgence Flavors of 2020 and Beyond

Foodie culture storms on, with the love for high-quality, creative food and beverage options as the top interest for so many consumers in North America. Yet as lifestyles change,...  more »

46 Products We Would've Seen At The 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo

Though the global COVID-19 pandemic prompted the National Confectioners Association to cancel the 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo, the staff of Candy Industry still wanted to give...  more »

10 Opportunity Areas for CPG and Retailers in a COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 pandemic will change society for years to come, with new patterns emerging in areas ranging from how we work to what we eat. While it’s still too early to know the...  more »

05/27/2020

Sweet Talk

Tags: Yogurt, Greek Yogurt, DairySource: Vox

From Fruit-at-the-Bottom to Keto: How Yogurt in America Reflects its Food Trends

Once upon a time, yogurt occupied a thin sliver of the dairy aisle. Now its an entirely separate section of the grocery store. There are at least a dozen brands of plain yogurt,...  more »

8 Flavor Trends of 2020 That Inspire Emotional Discoveries

A great meal, a tasty snack or a fun drink can take you on an emotional journey far wider than the boundaries of any plate or cup, and consumers are eager to experience everything...  more »

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06/22/2020
Webinar: Mainstream Flavor Trends Surfacing From COVID-19

As we enter a re-opening phase in the wake of COVID-19, we also enter a new...

04/09/2020
Webinar: Symrise North America’s Top Flavor Trends for 2020 and Beyond

Trends may be the single most important driver in the food and beverage industry...