Health and Wellness

  • Consumer Trends: Clean to Clear Label

    Clean Label Expectations Clean label is a macro trend and expectation for premium products. This trend is evolving and expanding as younger generations enter the workforce and gain buying power, therefore influencing trends. Understanding what consumers are looking for on their label affects almost every aspect of product development. Regardless of how great a product […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2019

    Flavor Trends That are Here to Stay What is the next kale? Are consumers done with sriracha? What is chocho? Do you ever find yourself anxiety baking? Kalsec compiled a list of top food trends from expert sources in the food industry. In doing this, we developed our own predictions for 2019. We encourage you […]

  • A Review of Top Food Trends in 2018

    Which Food Trends Happened in 2018? Food and flavor trend predictions for 2019 are already taking over inboxes, but Kalsec is taking a moment to reflect on trends from 2018. At the beginning of 2018 we predicted five trends that we expected to see develop throughout the year. An educated prediction has much more value […]

  • The Farmhouse Early Learning Center

    On-Site Childcare As a family owned business, we understand that work-life balance is essential to the health and success of our organization. In 2017, at the Kalamazoo headquarters, Kalsec opened an on-site early learning center which provides quality childcare and pre-school programming for employees raising families. The Farmhouse Early Learning Center is open to children […]

  • White Paper: Oxidative Stability of Commodity Oils

    Meeting Consumer Demand for Clean Label The removal of synthetic antioxidants from food is driving the clean label trend, while there is a need to maintain oxidative stability. One way that food manufacturers have compensated for removal of synthetic additives is switching over to more stable oils, such as high oleic oils. Compared to commodity […]

  • Social Responsibility Report

    First Social Responsibility Report “Kalsec has a long history of prioritizing social responsibility, it is a part of our DNA,” says George Todd, executive chairman of the board. Since this is our first report, we have chosen to highlight several defining moments in Kalsec’s history that led us to be the private and sustainable company […]

  • May 2018 Trend Brief: Snacks

    Snack Time When it comes to snacks, each consumer has their own interpretation of what that means. It could be a bar full of grains, a meat stick, or a doughnut – the options are endless. According to Innova Market Insights, one of the top 10 trends for 2018 is ‘from snacks to mini meals,’ […]

  • March 2018 Trend Brief: Meat or No Meat?

    Trends in Animal and Plant-Based Proteins Catering to the needs of consumers has become increasingly challenging for food manufacturers as consumers change their diets and experiment with different sources of protein. The rise of flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan diets in 2017 was a large contributor to this. Both sides of the spectrum – animal and […]

  • Bold Natural Color Trends

    Growth of Natural Food Colors “Bold” and “natural” in the same sentence are the new way to describe food colors. Europe has been laying the groundwork for this movement for years, and with consumers’ demand for clean labels and simple ingredients this combination is spreading to other countries and becoming more mainstream. According to Innova […]

  • Fi Asia 2017 Trend Review

    Did You Take the Spicy Challenge? Attendees of Food Ingredients Asia this year had the chance to take part in Kalsec®’s ghost pepper challenge. Those who participated were able to learn more about heat management and flavor profiles while having some fun. If you did not get the chance to attend Fi Asia this year, […]