Food Business News Recaps Ingredient Drivers
Posted February 8, 2024
When looking back on 2023, a key trend that impacted consumers was inflation. When comparing 2023 to 2019 or 2020, prices were 25 to 30% times higher. Inflation has eased a bit, but consumers are still feeling the pinch. They’re focused on how they’re spending their food dollars and trying
What Does ‘Better for Me’ Mean to You?
Posted May 2, 2023
Out of all of the webinars, in-person keynotes and interviews I’ve conducted in the past several years regarding clean label listings, functionality and better-for-you ingredients, one thing has always stuck out to me. The definition of what is good for me is moveable, changeable and 100% personal. The FDA has
From #Mocktails to #Coyboycaviar: What Social Media Trends are You Following?
Posted August 2, 2022
During the course of the pandemic, our social media feeds were flooded with videos of people diving into at-home culinary experiments. Loaves of banana and sourdough bread, espresso martinis, mason jars filled with overnight oats and anything air fried … there was never a shortage of culinary creations designed to
‘Wow’ Worthy Food and Beverage Trends
Posted January 21, 2021
Every end of year, my inbox gets inundated with predictions for the future. What are consumers going to be looking for in the new year? What trends will take over, and which ones will gain momentum or fizzle out from the year before? We’re almost a month into 2021 (already)
Consumers Thirsty for Low- and No-Alcohol Trend
Posted January 17, 2020
A large part of my job is to research trends in the food and beverage industry. While I’m used to being wowed by constant innovation in our field that results in new ways of doing things and even new vocabulary (can we say upcycling and aquafaba?), there are some moments