• 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 Kalsec 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 […]

  • Sustainable Brewing Program At Kalamazoo Valley Community College Receives Major Gift

    KALAMAZOO, Mich., USA February 24, 2015 –Students in the new sustainable brewing program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College will soon be the beneficiaries of a major gift, college president Marilyn Schlack and Scott Nykaza president of Kalsec® announced recently. The gift includes multiple program resources for use in the newly named Kalsec® Center for Sustainable […]

  • KalSmart™ Educational Series

    KalSmart Educational Series Kalsec® offers continuing education training sessions on-site and at customer locations through our KalSmart™ Educational Series. Look to Kalsec® for the latest trends, product innovations and applications expertise in making your products look better, taste better and last longer…naturally.™ Instructional Workshops* Dry Spice Replacement Dry spices can often be unpredictable in quality, consistency and […]