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Eight trends at NACS 2017

Premium was a prominent theme at the 2017 NACS Show, underscoring a shift in the quality and breadth of convenience store fare. Products highlighted at...

Chocolate’s mass consumer appeal resonates in beverages

As consumers continue to opt for food and beverages to help improve their health and wellness, the richness and indulgence of chocolate likely will...

E-commerce, meal delivery shape the future of foodservice packaging

Delivery and e-commerce are two major new factors influencing the findings in this year’s trends report, released from the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI). Today’s consumers are...

Globally inspired baking trends

People are traveling internationally and experiencing new food and cultures first hand. And if a flight across the pond is not in the budget,...

Probiotic Foods and Beverages Trending With Millennials, Natural Grocery Shoppers

Roughly a quarter of U.S. adults specially seek out foods and beverages with high amounts of probiotics or prebiotics. With the increased focus on their...

Allergen-Free Food Trends Expand

There are eight foods or food groups identified by US law as major allergens. These include milk, eggs, fish, crustaceans, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat...

Three Trends Drive Consumer Demand for Greater Food Transparency

As over 13,000 leading food and beverage retailers get set to recognize Non-GMO Month in October, industry expert David Carter explains what’s driving consumer...

Six trends Nestle hopes will deliver ‘industry leading’ growth

Nestle has said that it wants to deliver industry leading volume growth by leveraging key consumer trends. Nestle, the world's largest food maker, has witnessed...

Baby boomers driving clean label trend

Millennials may get the lion's share of the headlines, but baby boomers are leading the clean label trend. During his presentation, Mr. Lohman noted that...

Clean snacking trend bolsters confectionery category

 Consumers are becoming more health-conscious and knowledgeable about product ingredients, but they aren’t shunning confectionery in the process. In fact, the opposite may be...