According to its team of food, nutrition and health experts and its consumer research insights, 2024 will see more functional beverages, a boom in botanicals, rising demand for foods that support emotional well-being, a focus on food labels and a growing acceptance of artificial intelligence (AI).
Using Veylinx's proprietary methodology, which measures actual demand rather than intent, the study found that demand for non-alcoholic canned cocktails grew by 4%, while demand for alcoholic canned cocktails surged by 20% over last year.
Acosta Group announced its 2024 retail predictions, identifying how brands and retailers can win shopper loyalty, drive sales, and achieve efficiencies in another year of anticipated marketplace disruption.
Chartwells K12 assembled its fourth annual food trends for kids list drawing on decades of experience and expertise in understanding children's food preferences, coupled with data from serving over 2 million meals a day in school districts across nearly 40 states.
Accenture joined forces with Unilever as part of a strategic initiative to leverage Unilever's AI research and implementation of technologies that enhance productivity, drive efficiencies, and accelerate disruptive and AI-powered innovations at scale.
The Specialty Food Association announced the 2024 Winter Fancy Food Show cohort, which is a mission-driven collective of BIPOC founders and executives, dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices and creating equitable opportunities for diverse leaders across the consumer packaged goods ecosystem.
McCormick Flavor Solutions announced the Flavor Forecast 24th Edition, the annual report illuminating the latest trends shaping the way people enjoy flavors worldwide to inspire future product innovations. With this year’s report, McCormick also shared its 2024 Flavor of the Year: Tamarind.