A Recap of Key U.S. Food Trends in 2016
In 2016 Datassential released 70 issues in its incomparable TrendSpotting series. In this issue of FoodBytes we're recapping some of the concepts, flavors, products, ingredients, and flavors we covered. We'll discover which concepts scored the highest with consumers, the most unusual menu items we found, and ways to take ubiquitous concepts to the next level.
FoodBytes keeps you up-to-date on food trends and other hot-button issues affecting the foodservice industry. Geared towards the foodservice industry, depending on the topic, this report may include secondary research, primary survey findings from consumers or foodservice operators, and interviews with relevant professionals.
Datassential, a Chicago-based food industry research and consulting firm, brings clients real-world information on foodservice and consumer packaged goods in the U.S. and around the world. The company’s services, including its extensive MenuTrends database, provide in-depth reporting on trends in menu offerings, flavor profiles, ingredients and preparations. Datassential helps operators, retailers, and suppliers understand and capitalize on these important trends.
Datassential makes the food industry smarter. We provide trend software, predictive analytics, and consumer insights that help manufacturers, food retailers, and chain restaurants innovate and sell more intelligently.