Mintel identifies top global food and drink trends for 2016

Looking ahead to 2016, Mintel’s Global Food and Drink Analyst Jenny Zegler discusses the top food and drink trends set to impact global markets, including implications for both consumers and brands in the year ahead. Alternatives Everywhere “Veggie burgers and non-dairy milks have escaped the realm of substitutes primarily for people with dietary concerns and Read more about Mintel identifies top global food and drink trends for 2016[…]

One in Five Americans Include Gluten-Free Foods in Diet

One in five Americans say they actively try to include gluten-free foods in their diet, while 17% say they avoid gluten-free foods. However, the majority of adults, 58%, say they don’t think about gluten-free foods either way. In a July poll, Gallup asked 1,009 Americans about the foods they include, or avoid, in their diet Read more about One in Five Americans Include Gluten-Free Foods in Diet[…]

Top 5 Beverage Trends at NRA Show 2015 – Euromonitor

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show took place in Chicago from May 16 to 20. The show and its BAR event hosted attendees from around the world who saw the latest in packaged foods, hot and soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, cooking equipment, and software for the restaurant industry. Below are the top 5 beverage trends Read more about Top 5 Beverage Trends at NRA Show 2015 – Euromonitor[…]

Top 5 Food Trends at NRA Show 2015 – Euromonitor

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show took place in Chicago from May 16 to 20. The show and its BAR event hosted attendees from around the world who saw the latest in packaged foods, hot and soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, cooking equipment, and software for the restaurant industry. Below are the top 5 food trends Read more about Top 5 Food Trends at NRA Show 2015 – Euromonitor[…]

Slow-to-evolve FDA regulations could holdback 3D printing of food

Slow-to-evolve FDA regulations could holdback 3D printing of food. Investing in 3D printing could open new markets and generate huge cost savings for food manufacturers and retailers, but first companies must overcome potential regulatory and legal hurdles, many of which are not yet identified, warn food and drug lawyers with the firm Venable in Washington, Read more about Slow-to-evolve FDA regulations could holdback 3D printing of food[…]

Retailers, manufacturers ride the wave of gluten-free SmartBlogs

Retailers, manufacturers ride the wave of gluten-free SmartBlogs. It’s no surprise that many consumers adhere to gluten-free diets due to gluten allergy or intolerance, but a growing number of consumers are turning to gluten-free products as a way to live healthier lifestyles. The gluten-free market is already a significant one, and it is poised for Read more about Retailers, manufacturers ride the wave of gluten-free SmartBlogs[…]

Specialty Food Sales Top $100B For First Time | Shelby Report

Specialty Food Sales Top $100B For First Time | Shelby Report. Sales of specialty food topped $100 billion for the first time last year, with retail and food service sales reaching a record $109 billion. Retail sales of specialty food sales grew 19 percent from 2012 to 2014 vs. 2 percent increase for all food. Read more about Specialty Food Sales Top $100B For First Time | Shelby Report[…]

NPD Group: Dessert Is Disappearing At Dinner Tables Across America | Shelby Report

NPD Group: Dessert Is Disappearing At Dinner Tables Across America | Shelby Report. Americans appear to be losing interest in dessert, according to a recently released study by The NPD Group, a leading global information company. In its 29th annual “Eating Patterns in America Report,” The NPD Group reports only 12 percent of dinners eaten Read more about NPD Group: Dessert Is Disappearing At Dinner Tables Across America | Shelby Report[…]

Consumers are going crazy for cold-pressed HPP juice. What’s next for this building trend?

Demand for healthier juice options is on the rise | Trends to watch content from New Hope 360. While the sweet morning staple lags in sales, blended juices are crushing it. In the natural channel, sales of refrigerated high-pressure processed (HPP), also called “cold-pressed” or “cold-pressure,” juices and functional beverages grew impressivly toward the end Read more about Consumers are going crazy for cold-pressed HPP juice. What’s next for this building trend?[…]