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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 »

New Product Trends: Innovating Candy for Kids of All Ages

Chocolate is a mainstay and its adult fans take it seriously, with upscale packaging and more intense flavors making their mark. But youth needs to be served in the candy aisle,...  more »

Canned Coffee is Suddenly a lot More Interesting, With Funky Flavors and Many More Bubbles

We're living in the golden era of canned coffee. It used to be that the best you could hope for was one of those Starbucks Doubleshots, purchased at a gas station as a last resort...  more »

Domestic Sparkling Wines Tap Premiumization Trend

While domestic sparkling wines were roughly flat in the U.S. in 2018, the category has expanded by nearly 1.4 million cases over the past four years, and premiumization is taking...  more »

Food and Beverage Makers Turn to Chocolate as Premiumization Trend Grows

Premiumizationcan not only highlight a product in consumers'value systems, but it can convince them it's worth a higher price tag. However, it also can mean higher quality, organic...  more »

Homebrewing in Japan: Craft Beer's Creative Foundation

When Japans beer laws changed in 1994, many companies took advantage of the new opportunities that opened up for them them and, in the space of three years, more than 300 new...  more »

Whys LTOs are a Great Way to Drive Menu Innovation

Yes, the specials come and go, but in terms of brand relevancy and menu innovation, the formula has a staying power that has endured through the decades. Some LTOs are home runs...  more »

How Much Did U.S. Craft Brewing Grow in 2018?

Craft brewers gained market share again in 2018, according to new data from the Brewers Association, as the overall beer industry saw its volume shrink. Beer brewed by independent...  more »

17 Natural Products That Feed Companies' Missions

Stocking the right products are a reflection of your store's values. These sterling brands all have inspiring business practices that improve the world one bar, bite and sip at a...  more »

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Key Events Showcase the Latest Innovations in Chocolate

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The Biggest Flavors at the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

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