What’s the next big food trend? We analyzed the latest product releases, market intelligence reports, and social media buzz to predict the latest industry and flavor trends. Here’s a sneak peek into our predictions for the coming year.
Sustainable consumption, supporting small businesses, and getting closer to a brand will be chief goals in 2020. Dasani Water is updating its packaging to help reduce plastic waste and encourage more recycled and renewable materials. Project Juice’s Ugly Awesome Drink uses ugly produce in its mission to help end food waste, while Barnana upcycles parts of the banana that would otherwise go in the trash.
Rising Stars in Plant-Based Food
Plant-based innovation continues to flourish as a result of consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics, which ties into the broader consumer lifestyle trend towards cleaner living. Rising stars in the plant-based movement include jackfruit, plant-based meat blends and alternative flours. Products shown: Upton’s Bar-B-Que Jackfruit, Impossible Burger, Pamela’s Coconut Flour.
CBD Goes Mainstream
According to Forbes, the consumer CBD market is estimated to grow to $2.1 billion by 2020 from $202 million in 2015. Although CBD based food products gained momentum in 2019, they are due to become mainstream in food and beverage items in 2020. Recent product launches include: Feelz Water, Weller Coconut Bites and Mt. Everett’s Ice Cream.
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