FLAVOR FLASH
TRENDING FLAVORS AND INGREDIENTS

REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

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.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS:

Regional and International Flavors

CONSUMERS ARE INCREASINGLY FOCUSED ON EXPERIENCES

Consumers across all age groups are placing higher priority on experiences versus material possessions and young consumers in particular love trying new experiences. Innovation that introduces these consumers to new cuisines and flavors will answer to this craving for experience and exploration.

Regional and International Flavors

MEET CONSUMERS AT HOME WITH CUISINE INNOVATION

Consumers are nearly equally likely to seek out new flavors in retail as they are in foodservice. As consumers remain leery of returning to on-premise dining, at home meal routines can use a shakeup. Both CPG and operator brands have the opportunity to appeal to consumers seeking more international flavors through unique flavor innovation that offers a mix of classic and trending cuisine trends.

Regional and International Flavors

NUANCED INNOVATION WILL REFRESH ESTABLISHED CUISINES

Mainstream international cuisines such as Mexican, Chinese, and Italian have a wide reach, yet overall consumption has declined. Emerging cuisines are chipping away at international food occasions, largely driven by younger adults. Interest in regional variations of these established cuisines is strong and can offer a sense of exploration across all age groups.

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Flavor Flash for:

  • Consumer Insight Into At Home Cooking Trends
  • Deep Dive into Regional Flavors within International Cuisine
  • Global Flavor Trends in Consumer Packaged Goods
  • American Regional BBQ Flavor Trends
  • And more!

*Data sources by Lightspeed/Mintel

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Flavor Flash for:

  • International and Regional Cuisine Attitudes and Interest
  • Food and Drink Spend Shifting
  • Regional Interest in Spicy Flavors
  • Global Flavors Growing in CPG
  • List of Popular Flavor Offerings
  • And more!

*Data sources by Lightspeed/Mintel

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