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Innovations in Chips

Snacks are staples in consumer diets and probably will be for a long time to come. What is changing, however, is our approach to the ingredients and nutritional value of the snacks that consumers enjoy. As snacks become healthier, there is increased pressure on food enterprises to balance flavor and nutrition. People want to enjoy […]

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Summer Craft Beers

Long gone are the days of your dad’s mass-brewed beer. The creativity and innovation in the craft brew industry keep flowing, and consumers stand to benefit. Whether your audience is grandparents or college-aged enthusiasts, there isn’t a craft beer out there that won’t appeal to the tastes that inspire them. Summer is the ideal time […]

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Is Chicken the Plant-Based Meat of 2020?

In 2019, we watched as plant-based beef alternatives exploded onto the scene. Sit-down restaurants and fast-food restaurants alike began offering plant-based burgers to an ecstatic audience. This year, it’s becoming apparent that the demand for meatless “meats” doesn’t stop with beef. Indeed, 2020 is shaping up to be the year of plant-based “chicken.”   Plant-based […]

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Supplement Trends

Dietary supplements are becoming more and more popular all the time and will likely continue to grow in the coming years. That’s primarily because of the convenience of achieving specific health goals by merely taking a pill or powder. Here are some of the biggest trends in supplements we see in 2020.   Clean label […]

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Beef Jerky Increasing in Popularity and Flavor Trends

Meat snacks are becoming increasingly popular with consumers who choose to focus on adding more protein to their diets, so it’s no wonder that beef jerky is flying off the shelves. As a result, the global jerky market is experiencing impressive growth. Jerky is both convenient and diet-friendly, as well as offering an exponentially-increasing variety […]

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Sleep Aids in Foods and Beverages

Consumer interest in functional foods is skyrocketing as people strive to choose foods that pull double duty, both filling them up and helping them achieve other health goals, such as more energy, a healthier heart, or better sleep.   This “better sleep” function is somewhat of a new kid on the block when it comes […]

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Consumer-Driven Burger Trends

It’s amazing how different one burger can be from the next. Your customers all have different ideas about what they want when they go out for a burger, and it’s up to you to satisfy them. You can take your burger game up a level by staying on top of the latest trends.   Breakfast […]

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CBD Cosmetic Applications

With the prohibition of marijuana relaxing across the country, companies in the personal care sector are looking to leverage products based on cannabis, thought to have a largely untapped range of benefits. In the US, a handful of states have legalized recreational cannabis, many more have given the go-ahead for medical marijuana, and still others […]

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Breakfast Trends

Unsurprisingly, many of the most popular breakfast foods either are, or contain cereal. Breakfast cereal makers have been quick to respond to the recent demand for healthier foods, which includes a focus on more nutrition and less sugar. Here are some of the hottest trends we’re seeing in breakfast foods this year.   Less Sugar […]

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Our Favorite Trending Coffee Cocktails

In one form or another, coffee has always been a fixture in restaurants and bars. All bartenders know how to make White Russians, Irish coffees, and possibly even espresso martinis. However, as drinkers and diners eschew sugary drinks, bar programs expand and evolve in response. Sweet and creamy are no longer the standard in coffee […]