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2020 Trends & Flavor Forecast!

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. Sustainability First Sustainable consumption, supporting small businesses, and getting closer to a brand will be chief goals … Continued


The Newest Ways Food and Beverage Brands are Going Clean

The most popular clean attributes of 2019 include shorter ingredient lists, free-from claims and certifications like Organic, GMO Project Verified and Fair Trade (the list goes on).  But with no FDA definition of natural, every brand and food manufacturer is adopting different methods and strategies to help position their products as clean label.  The latest … Continued


Cold Brew Coffee Revolution

Cold brew has revolutionized the beverage industry and is now expanding its reach into innovative new food products. According to the National Coffee Association, from 2011 to 2016, cold brew sales increased by 580% and continue to rise 24% annually. Nitro Nitro cold brew is made by releasing nitrogen through pressurized valves to create a … Continued


The Latest on CBD-Infused Food and Beverage Products!

The Latest on CBD-Infused Food and Beverage Products!   One of the most important trends in 2019 is products infused with a non-psychoactive compound of the cannibis plant known as cannabidiol (CBD). CBD-infused products are now being produced across all categories, from beverages to confection to bakery. With a recent study projecting the US CBD … Continued


The Biggest Takeaways From IFT2019

The biggest takeaways from IFT2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 2nd – 5th, 2019. Plant-Based Ingredients: The most prominent products at IFT2019 were plant-based meat, dairy and egg alternatives. Companies across the convention floor showcased innovative plant-based products capitalizing on the consumer’s desire for healthier alternatives in their diets. Sugar Reduction: Developers are continuing … Continued


Fresh from the garden, the top three floral flavors blossoming this summer!

The top three floral flavors blooming this summer! Floral tonalities offer new taste experiences, aromatic escapes and healthful positioning. Chefs, bloggers and foodies all agree that combining fruits and botanicals can add uniqueness, differentiation and sophistication to a product. Florals are also visually appealing and extremely social media friendly propelling them onto the mainstage in … Continued