Tag Archive: food and beverage trends

The Real Trendsetter of 2023: The Consumer

Posted November 7, 2022 by Alyssa Stahr

Food and beverage R&D departments work tirelessly to unveil the next big thing in their chosen category. Predictions abound: What do consumers expect in the future? What hot, new ingredient trend will go viral (hello, Mike’s Hot Honey)? What product will stand out on shelves above all others? After hitting

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Takeaways From Natural Products Expo East

Posted October 19, 2022 by Alyssa Stahr

I love good takeout just as much as the next person, and now that I’ve had some time to reflect on Natural Products Expo East, I may have more questions than predictions about the future of the natural food and beverage industry. My time in Philadelphia started with the Thursday

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From #Mocktails to #Coyboycaviar: What Social Media Trends are You Following?

Posted August 2, 2022 by Lauren Beers

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

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Summer Fancy Foods Show Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple

Posted June 21, 2022 by Alyssa Stahr

The Specialty Foods Association (SFA) Summer Fancy Food Show culminated in an international meeting of the minds — and taste buds — at New York City’s Javits Center. If one show can define where the industry is evolving and the abundance of opportunities in the specialty food market, this was it.  The

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Sweets & Snacks Expo Marks 25 Years of Fun Occasions

Posted May 26, 2022 by Alyssa Stahr

There’s no doubt that the buzzword of the 25th anniversary of the National Confectioners Association Sweets & Snacks Expo was “occasion.” IRI’s Sally Lyons Wyatt kicked off the party with the first eye-opener session of the trade show: “State of Snacking.” Within it, she opened up an unbeknownst metaphor. Today’s

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‘Wow’ Worthy Food and Beverage Trends

Posted January 21, 2021 by Alyssa Stahr

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)

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2020 Innovation Brings Betterment to Humankind

Posted December 23, 2020 by Alyssa Stahr

Every day at Brightly Creative, it seems, I utter the words, “Huh, learn something new every day.” And, in my daily quest for food and beverage knowledge I truly do. Like the aquafabas and upcycling of years past, 2020 lent itself to verbiage new to my brain like Flammkuchen (German

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I Don’t Believe Your Trend Report

Posted September 15, 2020 by Keith Seiz

At the end of every year, I eagerly await the mountain of trend reports to hit my inbox, predicting what ingredients and diets will be impacting food and beverage new product development in the coming year. It’s like Christmas morning for someone like me who spends their days making decisions

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Top Technological Breakthroughs in Food and Beverage

Posted July 31, 2020 by Alyssa Stahr

One of the most personally overlooked values of my studies when I was in college was how much of a role technology was going to play in my profession. I’ve been fortunate to have a long editorial career that’s seen many technological changes, from copy editing software (anyone remember Quark?)

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