Whole Foods Market suggests non-alcoholic spirits, yuzu, prebiotics and botanicals are among the food influences expected to rise in popularity in the next year
October 20, 2021
Each year, a Trends Council of more than 50 Whole Foods Market team members, including local foragers, regional and global buyers, and culinary experts compile trend predictions based on decades of experience and expertise in product sourcing and studying consumer preferences, as well as in-depth workshopping with emerging and existing brands. Here is a list of the council's top 10 trends for 2022...
Neuro gum and Neuro mints are sugar free, gluten free, vegan, and use only scientifically-backed and sustainable ingredients
April 6, 2021
Whole Foods is now the second major retailer to sell the functional gum and mints following CVS Pharmacy, and the distribution deal will help bring clean, sugar-free, gluten-free, on-the-go energy and clarity to more people than ever.
New bone broths now available at Whole Foods Market
August 7, 2020
Whole Foods Market stores nationwide now carry new Freak Flag Organics Bone Broth products. The retailer will sell three of the company’s bone broths, all of which are USDA-certified organic and GMO-free. The partnership allows for even more opportunities of expansion for other retailers to carry Freak Flag Organics Bone Broths.
Local, regional and national brands celebrated for outstanding quality, environmental stewardship, organic integrity, innovation, purpose and partnership
February 24, 2020
Whole Foods Market awarded three national suppliers, those available in four or more Whole Foods Market regions, and 11 local and regional partners with “Supplier of the Year” recognition and honored others for their contributions in categories aligned with Whole Foods Market’s mission.
Retailer’s global and local experts forecast on-the-rise flavors, products and culinary influences
October 23, 2019
Each year, more than 50 Whole Foods Market team members including local foragers, regional and global buyers and culinary experts thoughtfully compile the report based on decades of experience and expertise in product sourcing, studying consumer preferences and participating in food and wellness industry exhibitions worldwide.
New Whole Foods Market survey finds that millennials are willing to pay a higher price for quality
September 11, 2019
One trend that emerged from the survey is that of "better informed purchasing decisions." A majority of millennials want to know where their food comes from and how it is sourced. Transparency in food sourcing is important to more than 65% of millennials, particularly for fresh meat and seafood.
Don't have a travel passport on hand? That's okay. There’s an ever-growing selection of foods and beverages—both at restaurants and on retail supermarket shelves—to offer bolder ethnic flavors and multi-sensory food experiences.
Pacific Rim flavors, eco-conscious packaging, faux meat snacks and new varieties of hemp-infused products are among the food influences expected to take off in the next year
November 20, 2018
The retailer's seasoned trend-spotters thoughtfully compiled this report based on more than 100 years of combined experience in product sourcing, studying consumer preferences and participating in food and wellness industry exhibitions worldwide.
The growth in click-and-collect and speedy delivery options have expanded the appeal of online shopping
June 20, 2018
In early 2017 NPD reported that 6% of US consumers shopped online for groceries and now up to 16%, or over 52 million people, shop online, using either delivery or click-and-collect. The convenience of online grocery shopping has trumped some of the concerns consumers previously had about shopping online for groceries, such as higher costs, fees, or waiting for delivery. And, like shopping online for other consumer goods, online grocery shoppers take an omnichannel approach and still shop at brick-and-mortar grocers.