The US-based natural grocery chain said the plant-based movement of 2019 has not slowed down, but next year cold, creative snacks and ‘an array of interesting flours’ will transform how consumers obtain functional benefits like protein and fiber.
The Michigan-based bakery discovered that permissible indulgence continues to propel sweets, while personalization and flavor explorations are driving innovation by producers and intrigue from consumers.
Similar to consumer trends in retail, home bakers are opting for bite-sized baked goods and healthier ingredients – making a star of citrus, coconut and hibiscus, though seasonal favorites hold strong.
From ‘real fruit’ and ‘gently dried’ to ‘no artificial preservatives,’ these natural call-outs permeated the floor at the annual packaged foods exposition in Chicago, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.
Consumers will not compromise on taste, but they are asking ‘weirder’ questions about the origins, ingredients and benefits of their food, according to Ipsos survey data and industry thought leaders who spoke at Puratos’ Taste Tomorrow event in Chicago,...
Plant-based, protein and fiber trends remain in the top ten for 2019, but consumer demand has expanded into personal connections and ‘adventurous’ discovery. Virginia Lee, insights and innovation manager at Innova Market Insights, shared details and plenty...
As the popularity of snacking continues, consumers are balancing their desires for health and indulgence. Marcia Mogelonsky, director of Insight, Food and Drink, Mintel, shares with BakeryandSnacks her annual review of the salty snack industry.