• February 2019 Trend Brief: Non-Alcoholic Beer

    Trends in Low-Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic (NA) Beer A sophisticated effort for good beer-like non-alcoholic beers has emerged to meet the demand for more low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beer options. European countries are leading the way in the NA beer segment, where they have been more accepted by patrons for several years. The trend for low-alcohol and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Trade Show Events 2019

    Visit KalsecĀ at the following trade shows in 2019:   Event Location Dates CFIA Rennes, France March 12-14, 2019 Food Ingredients China Shanghai, China March 18-20, 2019 Craft Brewers Conference Denver, Colorado April 8-11, 2019 Association of Dressings and Sauces Technical Meeting Louisville, Kentucky April 28-30, 2019 Petfood Forum Kansas City, Missouri April 29 – May […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Evolution of Brewing with Mike Babb

    How the Beer Industry Has Changed in the U.S. When Mike Babb first began in the brewing industry almost 45 years ago, there were limited brewers with their own take on the same style of beer. Major technological advances in the industry have led multinational brewers to expand and create several different beer styles. The […]

  • Craft Brewing Challenges

    Increase in Popularity The craft brewing industry is a niche market, where each brewery must be differentiated in order to survive against mass brewers. There are several different ways for brewers to differentiate themselves, each with their own challenges. Growth and distribution is one example of this. Many brewers, having been in the industry for […]

  • 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. […]