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Hotdog Trends

In tumultuous times, consumers often find themselves returning to foods that connote security and comfort. It should be no surprise that hotdog sales jumped when people began isolating in spring. We’ll never be sure if it was because the kids were home for lunch each day, or the adults gravitated towards the nostalgia of the […]

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Vegan Chocolate

As more consumers experiment with plant-based diets, chocolate provides a healthy choice. Brands are focusing on vegan alternatives to dairy-based chocolates, and the results are delicious. Along with a health-conscious approach to indulging in chocolate, the treat is finding more audience appeal with its additional benefits.   Better for You   Companies branding the nutritional […]

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Innovation in Ice Cream

No two words conjure up memories of summer more than that creamy, cold treat adored by people around the world. Whether they are six months old or 106 years old, consumers rate ice cream as their favorite dessert, and, lucky for them, new trends are developing that provide more taste and texture for this lovable […]

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Innovation in the Snack Category

Today’s consumer is demanding more from snacks than ever before. As healthy lifestyles increase, snacks provide performance and endurance enhancements for active people. Today’s energy bars have tremendous nutritional benefits, unlike the potato chips and creamy dips of yesterday.   Looking for Long-Lasting Energy   Sugar is no longer the go-to answer for quick energy, […]

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Pet Food Trends

Have you noticed many new canines walking neighborhood streets of late? There was a boom in animal adoptions worldwide for both dogs and cats when people began isolating. With so many more pets finding homes, there is an opportunity to provide these furry friends with exceptional dietary choices.   Younger Pet Owners Want Natural Foods […]

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Grilled Flavors for the Summer

How far are you traveling this summer? Many consumers may find that backyard barbecues may be the center of the new stay-cation. This year, grilling outdoors may be more popular than when the Weber grill came into existence in the early 1950s. People will look for more creative flavors to enhance their meats, chicken, fish, […]

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Beauty Industry’s Sustainable Approach to Water 

The times are a-changing, and the beauty industry is leading the trend in sustainable alternatives.   Scientists predict that two-thirds of the global population may live under water-stressed conditions as early as 2025. While most of the water usage occurs in agriculture, personal care and cosmetics are a growing contributor. Consumers are placing more pressure […]

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Is Hard Seltzer the New Summer Spirit?

Hard seltzer’s time has come. Each year, more and more consumers are turning to hard seltzers instead of wine, beer, and spirits. Like so much of the food industry, the trends toward more health-conscious habits are increasing each year. Millennials, especially, are choosing low-alcohol beverages as a health benefit.   The Convenient Drink   Hard […]

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Sugar Alternatives

Sugar Alternatives   It isn’t news that sugar consumption is at an epidemic level. Whether born with a sweet tooth or not, added sugar finds its way into much of today’s food, and consumers are demanding alternatives. The industry is responding with sweeteners that are all-natural and others that contain zero calories. While a fit […]