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How restaurant operators can tap into the latest dessert trends
How restaurant operators can tap into the latest dessert trends

Desserts are eaten more than consumers admit, and they’re gravitating toward global, vegan options.

Why more Americans are becoming sober curious
Why more Americans are becoming sober curious

Many Americans are laying off the alcohol and favoring more functional beverages.

How fancy food brands can feed consumers in the pandemic and beyond
How fancy food brands can feed consumers in the pandemic and beyond

Convenience, cravings, finances and health concerns are factors driving pandemic-era food choices.

Is your business ready for what’s next in sustainability?
Is your business ready for what’s next in sustainability?

What sustainable trends are coming to the forefront of mainstream consumers’ behaviors that will impact your business?

Kids food, beverage brands focus on taste, nutrition
Kids food, beverage brands focus on taste, nutrition

The market for foods and beverages designed for children is poised to experience significant growth, and businesses are appealing to kids and adults with healthy options that taste great.

Why consumers are still reaching for canned alcoholic drinks
Why consumers are still reaching for canned alcoholic drinks

The ready-to-drink hard seltzer and cocktail market appeals to consumers’ desire for convenience and portability.

Consumers’ appetite for pizza grows, but split between desire for healthy vs. indulgent
Consumers’ appetite for pizza grows, but split between desire for healthy vs. indulgent

There were few bright spots for the restaurant industry in 2020, but pizza was one of them.

TikTok brings unexpected success for food, beverage industry
TikTok brings unexpected success for food, beverage industry

The social media platform has produced a new way for online creators to share food and beverage trends -- and brands -- that can become popular almost instantaneously.

5 food & beverage trends accelerated, altered or accentuated by the pandemic
5 food & beverage trends accelerated, altered or accentuated by the pandemic

We are living through an unprecedented time in which the pandemic has accelerated, altered or accentuated trends in many spheres of food and beverage culture.

Indoor gardening is here to stay
Indoor gardening is here to stay

In a time when food and beverage consumers valued essential products, healthy eating, convenience and home-cooked meals, the indoor gardening market was poised for significant growth.

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