• November 2018 Trend Brief: Limited-Time Offerings

    Get Them While They Are Hot: LTOs LTOs (limited-time offerings) are a popular source of revenue this time of year. Around the globe consumers are celebrating holidays that mean something to them, and will associate this celebration with new (or prominent) flavors each year. These articles highlight popular limited-time offerings that correspond with the holidays […]

  • January 2018 Trend Brief: Ethnic Evolution

    Ethnic Evolution Food and flavor trends from last year revealed one major trend continuing to gain momentum: a preference for ethnic flavors and cuisines. Consumers want to expand their palates to specific, localized flavors. “African flavors” is now more specifically understood as ras el hanout gains popularity. What was once referred to in Western cultures […]

  • A Review: Top Food Trends for 2017

    2017 Trend Review Did plant-based proteins take center stage? We reviewed the top food trend predictions for 2017 and summarized the results into four common themes from the predictions that emerged over the course of the year. While more than four of the trends mentioned did evolve, we chose to elaborate on these main themes. […]

  • November 2017 Trend Brief: Chemistry of Spice

    The Chemistry Behind Flavors from Spice The addition of spices, herbs and botanicals for the purpose of flavor is a long-standing trend, and there is still more to learn about the chemistry behind it. This brief explores the chemistry and reasoning behind the addition of spices and flavors. These articles discuss “why spice?” and what […]