The Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel identifies food and beverage trends for 2022
December 23, 2021
In 2021, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) Trendspotter Panel virtually assembled at three separate digital SFA shows to research thousands of specialty food and beverage products from around the world. After recording their extensive findings, Denise Purcell, vice president, content and education for the SFA, pored over the data and deciphered five trends that will drive the growth of the $170.4 billion specialty food industry in 2022.
The 26th annual report addresses unprecedented impact from the pandemic on new product strategy
June 9, 2021
Despite significant hurdles created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many new products managed to beat the odds and emerge as winners, making their way into shoppers' carts during unprecedented times and resulting in multiple $100 million launches. More than a quarter of the New Product Pacesetters launched in the fourth quarter of 2019 or January 2020 saw big performances, accounting for 51 of 200 Pacesetter products, with 27 in the food and beverage sector.
Fuch’s introduces “Family Recipes Collections” of seasonings, bases
February 12, 2021
Fuchs North America introduces the Family Recipes Collection, a new line of seasonings inspired by our team’s favorite family recipes. The collection’s four distinctly delicious seasonings honor traditions that have been passed down for generations, while offering mouthwatering takes on comfort food classics that consumers will totally crave.
Zero-calorie soft drinks, shredded cheese, flavored potato chips and sauvignon blanc wine top Americans' grocery lists in 2020
December 17, 2020
In addition to the look back at the trending grocery purchases of 2020, Kroger unveiled its top seven food trend predictions for 2021, thoughtfully curated by its culinary experiences team and Our Brands product developers, chefs and innovators.
Flavorman suggests flavors that tingle, comfort, and function will dominate the New Year
December 16, 2020
Experts at the Louisville-based beverage development company, Flavorman, identified drink flavor trends to watch for in 2021. Driven by the long-term effects of an on-going pandemic, this year’s forecast is shaping up to be focused on flavors that drive experience in a socially distant landscape.