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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.

Will the future food supply chain reflect pandemic-era changes?
Will the future food supply chain reflect pandemic-era changes?

Innovative food companies and delivery platforms took lead roles in the pandemic.

Health & wellness in the US today: Cultural shifts and the COVID-19 pandemic
Health & wellness in the US today: Cultural shifts and the COVID-19 pandemic

Several long-term shifts have been reshaping the American health and wellness landscape over the past two decades.

Datassential: Subscription models shined in 2020, will see further growth
Datassential: Subscription models shined in 2020, will see further growth

There were few bright spots for restaurants in 2020. The subscription model was one of them.

What’s next for dairy alternatives?
What’s next for dairy alternatives?

From plant-based to animal-free dairy, substitutes to traditional milk, ice cream and other dairy products have soared in popularity and are expected to continue to grow in the future.

The power of personalization in food shopping: Two online retailers show the way
The power of personalization in food shopping: Two online retailers show the way

Consumer priorities in food and beverages have shifted toward finding items that signal increased personalization to health and wellness needs and goals.

What role will robots play in the future of food delivery?
What role will robots play in the future of food delivery?

With demand for convenient and contactless food delivery options on the rise, autonomous delivery vehicles have the potential to be a game-changer for foodservice and food retail.

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