• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Preferred Craft Brew Flavors

    Kalsec® Craft Brew Research Kalsec® recently conducted an online survey into craft brewer flavor preferences. The survey revealed insight into flavors that brewers value the most, and which ones they would like to see become available for their beer. Preferred Flavor Introductions We asked craft brewers which flavors they are interested in for beer. The […]