In a book due out this spring, I introduce the concept of Leadering (vs Leadership), because a dynamic environment demands we shift from thinking of leadership as a static noun, to embracing it as a dynamic verb.
In the world of eCommerce, there is never a pause from innovation and the unexpected. Moving into 2020, there are three trends, among many, dramatically impacting the future of food and beverage brands and their path to market.
Recent trends in the food industry have favored the use of naturally derived food colorants at the expense of synthetic food coloring ingredients. This has been welcomed by consumers and activists, but it has presented challenges to food manufacturers.
Retailers, brands and their packaging partners are all under mounting pressure to help lower our environmental impact. For those of us with a passion for innovation, this is a great time to be in the design business.
A leader on trends in the food industry, Liz Moskow has teamed up with Spoonshot, an emerging food intelligence platform to identify the leading-edge culinary trends that will impact menus, product development, and consumer behavior into 2022.
Not so long-ago veganism was considered cult-like, an outlier behavior that many thought would endanger the health of the person. Now we are seeing real-life models for what strong, vibrant and vegan can look like.
Food oils and fats certainly benefit from the ongoing advancements in seed oil breeding, extraction technology, functionality improvement, and competition in the multibillion dollar field. And, as pointed out in these pages, new sources of oil from seeds, grains, and even algae are constantly expanding the options for processors.
“Storytelling: Winning with Words” tops this year’s trend list
November 19, 2019
According to Innova Market Insights research, three in five global consumers say that stories around a brand influence their purchasing decisions, with the main reasons why consumers want this information given as learning where the ingredients come from, understanding the product’s benefits and engendering trust in the brand.
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.
Check out the May 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on sweetener blends and sugar reduction, the increasing reliance on natural gums and fibers, new fruit and vegetable offerings, and much more.