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What’s trending for the future of food?
What’s trending for the future of food?

Food and beverage manufacturers should focus on health-forward options to capitalize on the future of food trends.

Things we miss: New interests, changing values amidst the pandemic
Things we miss: New interests, changing values amidst the pandemic

There are many things we pretty much took for granted prior to the pandemic, some of which we thought were worth noting, since we miss them and — hopefully — we aren't always going to have to live like this.

How the pandemic is shaping home cooking trends
How the pandemic is shaping home cooking trends

As the coronavirus pandemic presses on, consumers have settled into routines that involve a lot more home cooking, and studies suggest these habits will continue after the pandemic.

How the specialty food industry is faring in the era of COVID-19
How the specialty food industry is faring in the era of COVID-19

The Specialty Food Association's Summer Fancy Food Show was canceled amid COVID-19 this year, so the trade group is using a virtual event to help brands and buyers connect.

The way forward: What consumers are cooking at home
The way forward: What consumers are cooking at home

Consumers’ craving for restaurant food provides an opportunity for innovation in the grocery channel -- whether through meal bundles on the perimeter or restaurant favorites and global flavors in the frozen aisle.

Behind the growth and shifting nature of the pet industry
Behind the growth and shifting nature of the pet industry

Pet products have gone premium, and more Americans than ever are getting in on the trend.

Understanding what today’s eco-conscious food consumers want
Understanding what today’s eco-conscious food consumers want

Restaurants, CPG manufacturers and food retailers are all investing in new, innovative ways to give eco-conscious consumers what they’re prioritizing in their food choices.

The future of food technology: Consumer values and a healthier food system
The future of food technology: Consumer values and a healthier food system

Despite their appreciation for all thing fresh and less processed, Americans have a long and historical relationship with packaged foods, food science and technology.

The role of functional food and beverage in the era of COVID-19
The role of functional food and beverage in the era of COVID-19

To boost immunity and overall health and wellness within the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are increasingly seeking out functional food and beverage products that they believe might aid in the body’s defenses.

What do today’s grocery shoppers want from seafood?
What do today’s grocery shoppers want from seafood?

Opportunities abound for food retailers looking to ramp up seafood sales.

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