• IFT 2018: A Matter of Food + Reflection

    Crafted by Kalsec As IFT 2018 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on all that was featured by the leading brands in the industry. We hope you had a chance to say hi and try one of our porter pulled pork sliders, bloody mary pretzels or IPA mustard pretzels that we were […]

  • June 2018 Trend Brief: Barbecue

    Global BBQ Trends With the arrival of summer comes the season of smoking meat and savory barbecue sauces. New product launches around the globe are showing an increase in intriguing new BBQ flavors like beer style flavors to create sauces such as pilsner and dark lager shiner, as well as other flavors like mango chipotle, […]

  • 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,’ […]

  • April 2018 Trend Brief: Pet Food Trends

    For the Love of Pets Pets are an integral part of many people’s lives, including many at Kalsec®. A lesser-known fact about the Kalsec headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is that a “doggie daycare” is available on-site for employees. This allows employees at this location to bring their furry best friend to work to have a […]

  • 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 […]

  • February 2018 Trend Brief: Condiment Craze

    New Flavor Trends in Condiments, Sauces and Dressings Flavor is a deciding factor when it comes to condiments and these easy-to-use products are a popular way for consumers to explore new flavors. Condiments, sauces and dressings are all application categories with potential for many different trending flavors. The following articles explore the next flavors in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2018

    Will Plant-Based Proteins Continue to Grow? New year, new food and flavor trends. It is that time of year again to focus on the top food trends predicted for the upcoming year. What will 2018 offer the food industry? What is the next great super food? How is digital technology influencing food choices? Here, Kalsec® […]

  • Trade Show Events 2018

    Visit Kalsec® at the following trade shows in 2018:   Event Location Dates CFIA-France Rennes, France March 13-15, 2018 Food Ingredients China Shanghai, China March 22-24, 2018 Research Chef’s Association (RCA) Savannah, Georgia March 26-28, 2018 Pet Food Forum Kansas City, Missouri April 23-25, 2018 Association of Dressings and Sauces Technical Meeting Charlotte, North Carolina April […]

  • 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. […]