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Alcoholic Beverages

Jan. 25th, 2023

Read about emerging alcohol trends, growth opportunities and more in this 2023 Flavor Flash Trend Report.

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Dairy

Nov. 16th, 2022

Read about emerging dairy trends, growth opportunites and more in this
2022 Flavor Flash Trend Report.

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Desserts and Confections

Oct. 5th, 2022

Read about emerging trends in desserts, confections are what you’ll learn about in this 2022 Flavor Flash Trend Report.

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Regional and International Flavors 2022

Sept. 8th, 2022

Read about emerging trends in regional and international flavors, alternative ingredients poised for growth and more in this 2022 Flavor Flash Trend Report.

Variety of snacks in bowls

Snack Trends 2022

July 7th, 2022

Read about emerging trends in snack flavors, alternative ingredients poised for growth and more in this 2022 Flavor Flash Trend Report.

Dip and Sauce Trends 2022

Dip and Sauce Trends 2022

July 7th, 2022

Dips and sauces can be positioned as a relatively inexpensive solution to add quality flavors to everyday dishes.

Alcoholic Beverage Trends 2022

Alcoholic Beverage Trends 2022

June 14th, 2022

Flavor exploration fell during the pandemic, but is reviving. RTDs, blended beverages and low-alcohol drinks should be areas of focus.

Non-Alcoholic Beverage Trends 2022

Non-Alcoholic Beverage Trends 2022

May 18th, 2022

Focusing on hydration, enjoyment and/or function will prompt consumer purchases through value-for-money appeal.

Innovations on the Menu

Innovation on the Menu

April 6th, 2022

Innovative menus will be critical for attracting consumers to restaurants. Download the report now!

Asian Flavors

Asian Flavors

March 1st, 2022

Emerging flavor trends in Asian cuisine and their ingredients.  Download the report now!

Protein Trends - Chicken and Ribs

Protein Trends

January 25th, 2022

Emerging flavor trends in protein and protein alternatives. Download the report now!

Dairy Trends

Dairy Trends

November 16th, 2021

Gen Z and millennial trends, dual-dairy consumer insights and more. Download the report now!

Desserts and Confections

Desserts and Confections

September 21st, 2021

Naturally sweetened treats, category blurring options and more. Download the report now!

Latin Cuisine

Latin Cuisine

August 11th, 2021

A mix of both traditional and Latin inspired-options will be necessary from brands and operators to fulfill the needs of the total market, but in any case authenticingredients and flavors will be essential to connect with both Hispanic and non-Hispanic consumers.

Dips and Sauces

Dips and Sauces

July 11th, 2021

Dips and sauces sit at the intersection of experience and versatility and consumers expect both in new innovation.

2021 Non-Alcoholic Beverages

2021 Non-Alcoholic Beverage Trends

June 5th, 2021

Innovative and nuanced flavors, functional ingredient improvements, and low or no alcohol mocktails, find this and more in our new 6-page report.

Trending Snack Flavors

Trending Snack Flavors

May 5th, 2021

In an increasingly crowded market, snack brands will have a challenge to stand out. Ironically, BFY ingredient and flavor innovation may be the way to break through despite the competitive landscape.

Functional Ingredients

Functional Ingredients

April 5th, 2021

In an increasingly crowded market, snack brands will have a challenge to stand out. Ironically, BFY ingredient and flavor innovation may be the way to break through despite the competitive landscape.

Alcoholic Beverage Trends

Trending Alcoholic Beverages

March 10th, 2021

Alcoholic beverages provide excitement, experience, and relaxation for consumers and each of these drivers have become particularly salient because of COVID-19 and the subsequent recession. The category as a whole has seen a sales boost; yet to maintain
momentum, brands must innovate for long-term growth.

Regional and International Cuisine Trends

Flavor Trends and Ingredients – Regional and International

February 2nd, 2021

Changing demographics combined with new consumer priorities is shaping an increasingly diverse and dynamic future for regional and international flavors. We review consumption, awareness and future interest in mainstream and emerging regional and international cuisines, and highlight new opportunities for both foodservice operators and packaged brands.

Menu Trends

Trends on the Menu

December 15, 2020

The foodservice industry has been one of the most significantly impacted by COVID-19 and the subsequent fallout. Operators have been forced to adapt business models to keep traffic flowing as consumer priorities have shifted regarding on-premise dining, takeout and delivery, health and spending. Here we explore opportunities to keep menus exciting and diners engaged.

2020 Non-Alcoholic Beverages

2020 Non-Alcoholic Beverages

November 18, 2020

Performance in the non-alcoholic beverage market is solid with 2014-2019 growth more than 12%. But mainstream categories saw a decline as consumers switch to contemporary better-for-you (BFY) options. Lets take a look at some of the data influencing product development and marketing from mainstream to emerging, cutting-edge flavors and ingredients.