For the fourth year in a row, Pinterest released Pinterest 100, a list of trends that will be big in the new year. The food world in 2018 will be all about redefined snacking, coffee with an unexpected twist, and plant-based “meat,” and those who continue to scour Pinterest for the best recipe ideas will want to get in on all the buzz.
Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year. In 2018: Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste.
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Food retailers looking to get a leg up in the battle for “share of stomach” could learn a few lessons from GrubHub’s Year in Delivery food trends report.
Chances are, you know someone who has done a Whole30, the wildly popular 30-day elimination diet that excludes grains, dairy, legumes, alcohol and sweeteners.
Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced four key trends set to impact the US foodservice market over the coming year. Mintel predicts that 2018 will see the blurring of retail, foodservice, and social media, as well as health and indulgence.
Consumer demand for healthy options and Millennial preferences for adventure and interactive experiences will heavily influence emerging flavor and culinary trends in 2018, according to flavor innovators.
Hunker down and buckle up. Disruption in the food and beverage marketplace is well underway, headlined with the news of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market, followed in short order by Albertsons’ purchase of meal kit delivery operator Plated and the IPO of another meal kit delivery company, Blue Apron, which then partially fizzles due in no small part to trademark filings relating to meal kit capabilities made by, you guessed it…Amazon. Turbulent times ahead indeed. While meal kit delivery companies have certainly captured the imaginations of investors and the media, consumers are a different story.
Gourmet coffee now represents 59% of US consumers’ daily coffee consumption, according to a new report by the National Coffee Association. While consumers age 65 and older enjoy the majority of their coffee in the home, those younger than age 35 prefer to drink it while on the go, the report said.
US sales of mangoes, papayas and other tropical and ethnic fruits are on the rise as the country’s population becomes increasingly diverse, suppliers say. “These fruits and veggies may have been introduced by others with native cuisines from afar, but sales are growing and growing beyond ethnic demographics,” said Mary Ostlund, marketing director for Brooks Tropicals.