Category Archives: Industry Trends

10 Food Trends That Will Be Big in 2018, According to Pinterest

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.

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Meal Kit Delivery: Carving Out Relevance in Food Culture

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.

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Suppliers see strong demand for ethnic fruits

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.

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