COVID-19 and the accompanying recession have amplified and accelerated trends seen in pre-pandemic political and economic unease, according to Shifting Sands: Trends Shaping the Food Industry in 2021/22 from Culinary Tides. With the world in flux, identifying trends that will...
Summer is an opportunity to change up routines, spend more time outside, and celebrate with friends and family. It’s also a time when consumers are more likely to be adventurous with their food choices, including trying out new plant-based...
A new 2021 Taste Trends report from Kerry identifies seven global taste trends: Nostalgic taste Seasonal taste Enticing eats Taste exploration Novel flavors Acceptable sweetness Healthy halo These trends are playing out differently in various regions of the world. Here’s...
Home cooking during the pandemic fueled record growth in organic sales last year, according to the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) 2021 Organic Industry Survey released today. Organic food sales (which makes up 91.2% of all organic sales) jumped 12.8%,...
Just a few years ago, cultured meat (aka cultivated meat, lab-grown meat, cell-based meat) seemed as far away as flying cars. But today, like flying cars, meat grown outside of an animal may be a lot closer than we...
We’re all familiar with advertisements showing pictures of livestock animals with slogans like “I’m not meat.” But, do they actually work to decrease meat consumption? According to the results of a new study from researchers at the University at Buffalo...
By now, the benefits of having a diverse workforce are well known -- a 19 percentage point higher average innovation revenue being just one of them. To assess how companies are doing with their diversity efforts, Forbes once again partnered...
At a time when many industries struggled to stay afloat, CPG companies were busy adapting their operations to meet soaring demands. Annual CPG sales were up 9.4% from 2019 and reached a total of $1.53 trillion in 2020, according...
Even consumers who don’t identify as vegan or vegetarian are showing more interest in plant-based foods. Vegans and vegetarians represent only a small percentage of the US population, yet more than half of American households bought plant-based foods last...
Total frozen food retail sales in 2020 were $65.1 billion, up 21% from 2019, according to the Power of Frozen 2021 from the American Frozen Food Institute and FMI—the Food Industry Association. Unit sales were up 13.3%, with most...