Ingredient Trends

Street Food in Europe

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][container][text_output]Food trucks and street food continue to receive a lot of attention in the United States and have become a leading trend setter in new culinary developments for corporate chefs and the R&D crowd. With all this national buzz, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at how street food translates

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Consumers Reducing Sodium

As the sodium-reduction trend continues to grow, so does consumer awareness and concern over the high levels of sodium in the processed foods they eat. Since the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement in early February, many consumers have become more aware of the need to reduce sodium in their diets. According to

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Gluten-free Food Trends 2012

Gluten-free food continues to be a hot topic in the industry. Mintel, the independent provider of world-leading market intelligence, recently published their first “Gluten-free Foods” report. The retail gluten-free food market has grown tremendously over the past couple of years with retail sales reaching an estimated $6.1 billion in 2011. According to Mintel, additional factors

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Ethnic Food Trends for 2012

Ethnic food trends have been a topic of discussion in the industry lately. According to a recent Mintel report, an authentic flavor is the most important factor for consumers when buying or eating ethnic foods. Ethnic foodies also placed importance on all-natural, premium/gourmet or artisanal and reduced fat characteristics in their purchasing decisions. According to

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