As we approach the end of the year and head into the holiday season, here’s a look back at our most-read articles from October. 

#1. The Future of Food Tech: Is Plant-Based Meat the New Oat Milk?

Research indicates that consumers who purchase plant-based milk come from the same demographics as those who buy plant-based meat. So the success of alternative milk products might inform the future of the plant-based meat market. 

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#2. More Consumers Look to Product Packaging to Guide Pandemic Purchases

Many consumers have had to change their grocery shopping behaviors during the pandemic, including switching from their preferred brands and products. As a result, food packaging and labeling are playing a more important role in purchasing decisions.

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#3. As Plant-Based Sales Grow, Amy’s Continues Focus on Whole, Organic Foods

We spoke with one of the traditional plant-based companies — Amy’s Kitchen — on current plant-based trends and best practices for developing new products. 

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#4. Plant-based, Wellness, and a Little Bit of Spice: Whole Foods’ Top Food Trends of 2021

The results are in — Whole Foods named its picks for the top food and beverage trends of 2021. From improving wellness to reinventing new favorites, here’s what the experts think will be populating store shelves next year.

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#5. The Food Company of Tomorrow?

According to new research, the food industry 30 years from now will be shaped by six megatrends — health, sustainability, ubiquitous sensing, the microbiome, new industry structures, and future consumption habits.

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