• Pickling and Fermenting

    Food Preservation As the notion of reducing food waste gains momentum among consumers, the importance of food preservation is taking the spotlight. This is in line with the macro trend for clean label. “Consumers are increasingly demanding the use of naturally derived preservatives in foods as concerns over the safety of chemical additives has arisen […]

  • 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 Journey to a Flavor Revolution

    The Spice Route There are many versions of the spice route written in history, as there were several different routes based on location. One story states that the spice route originated in India and made its way through Arabia, North Africa, Egypt and western Europe.1 Trade in spices began in ancient times and was significant […]

  • 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 […]

  • October 2018 Trend Brief: Craft Beer

    Trends in Craft Beer Things are getting hoppy. The craft beer scene is seeing an increase in growth and diversification across the global IPA segment. Sour beers are continuing to make a splash and lighter styles of beer like lagers, wheat and blond ales are making a comeback. An interesting trend that we are following […]

  • September 2018 Trend Brief: Digital Media

    Digital Technology in the Food Industry Food is a highly visual industry. One of the quickest and most effective forms of sharing information and images across all generations has become social media. This form of digital advertising has given brands a more traceable outlet for persuasion. Advances in digital technology are making foods and recipes […]

  • August 2018 Trend Brief: Burgers

    How Do You Like Your Burger? Medium? Rare? Plant-based? The options are endless. With new technology for plant-based alternatives to meat, everyone – from vegetarians to flexitarians – is able to enjoy a burger with their favorite toppings. Burgers are becoming one of the most versatile menu options as opportunities for innovation continue to expand. […]

  • Beer Flavors in Food are Trending

    A New Trend in Food Beer flavors in finished food applications are gaining traction in the industry. From 2016 to 2017, Innova Market Insights tracked an 8% increase in new product introductions for foods with beer style flavors. The main categories that are seeing growth include sauces, seasonings, meats and snacks. Since this is a […]