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Healthy Food Trends

Health Food Trends of 2020   If the past few years are any indication, healthy foods will continue to reign. Not just healthy–today’s consumers demand more from their eats. From health benefits to taste to style, they want it all, and these up-and-coming trends promise to deliver.   Plant-Based “Meats”   Vegan-friendly stand-ins for traditional […]

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Pet Food Trends

Pet food is one of the fastest-growing categories of products on grocery store shelves, and today, consumers are putting a bigger focus than ever on natural and specialty pet foods. Premium and organic pet food brands are responding to the demands of pet owners for foods that optimize nutrition and encourage health.   People view […]

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Today’s Cheese Trends

Don’t be bleu – January 20 is National Cheese Lover’s Day! It’s a gouda day for anyone who loves cheese, and that’s almost everyone. National Cheese Lover’s Day is the perfect time to take a look at up-and-coming trends in cheese, so let’s dig in.   Innovative flavors   Today’s adventurous consumer is all about […]

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Tamarind Announced As West African Flavor Trend of 2020

Lately, we’ve seen traditional West African flavors popping up all over, with many brands looking to this region for new product ideas. One ingredient that’s particularly promising this year is tamarind.   Tamarind is a pod-like fruit with edible pulp that grows primarily in tropical climates. Its sweet-and-sour flavor is making it more and more […]

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Popcorn Trends

Young foodies with active lifestyles increasingly seek out snacks with adventurous flavors and convenient pack formats, and popcorn fits the bill. As with so many other foods and beverages, we’re now seeing popcorn become a healthier, more sophisticated, and more complex snack option.   Here are some of the popcorn trends that we’re looking forward […]

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Gum Confectionery Trends

Gums and candies are popular with consumers of all ages. From young kids to older adults, everyone loves the sweet taste and fun experience these sweet treats have to offer. Here are some of the biggest trends to look for in 2020.   Functional benefits   Consumers are looking to their food and beverage products […]

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Bath Product Trends

Just as in food and beverages, today’s consumers want their bath products to be healthier and more natural. Let’s look at some of the hottest getting-clean trends happening this year.   Products that help reduce stress   Stress management is at the forefront of most people’s minds these days, and bathing is the ultimate way […]

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Sugar Alternative Trends

With consumers’ increasing focus on reducing or eliminating added sugar from their diets, sugar alternatives have become big business. However, as consumers strive to not only cut sugar but also choose the healthiest ingredients possible, even sugar alternatives are under scrutiny. Shoppers are exploring the safety and healthfulness of the artificial sweeteners in their foods […]

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It Tastes Like Christmas

If there’s one time of the year when consumers are most likely to temporarily abandon their healthy diets to focus more on flavor than function, it’s Christmas. Sweets and other indulgent foods are extraordinarily popular during the holiday season as individuals and families plan for parties, dinners, unexpected guests, and gift-giving.   ‘Tis the season […]

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Cereal Trends We Love

Even after more than a century of use, breakfast cereal remains a household staple and something that people of all ages eat regularly. As consumers increasingly look for healthy and convenient breakfast options, cereal companies are under pressure to keep up. Here are some of the trends we see that will likely continue to grow. […]