Category Archives: Industry Trends

Local food is the new organic

Packaged Facts has listed four disruptive food trends for 2019: Local foods, entrepreneurial brands making waves in the marketplace, restaurant-quality food at home and gut health at breakfast. “There’s no question that the demand for local now outweighs the demand for organic,” says Abby Prior of BrightFarms.

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Flavor trends tap into citrus, seeds and floral notes

Citrus, sesame seeds and honeysuckle may emerge as sources of innovation in the grain-based foods category this year. Citrus flavors fit in sweet and savory applications. McCormick & Co., Baltimore, featured “the need for seed” in its Flavor Forecast for 2019, and floral tastes like honeysuckle add freshness and sweetness.

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Your January FoodBytes

You want to know what’s next — the next trendy ingredient or the next big idea. In this month’s FoodBytes, you’ll get a preview of what’s next from Datassential’s Market Intelligence team and learn a few things along the way. Take our food trend quiz, learn 6 cuisines in 6 minutes, and uncover 5 surprising data points.

Datassential – FoodBytes – January 2019

Consumers’ evolving understanding of wellness creates marketing opportunities for retailers, brands

As consumers’ focus on health and wellness deepens, their understanding of the concept also is evolving and diversifying based on their life stage and unique circumstance – creating new marketing opportunities for retailers and brands that can offer more personalized solutions, according to new research from the Food Marketing Institute Foundation.

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