2018 Food Trends in the U.S.: What are foodservice operators doing and what do consumers want

Dec 2017| MDT145A| Datassential

Report Highlights

It's our annual list of the trends you'll need to know in the year ahead. In this jam-packed issue you'll discover macro trends like the merging of the food and health industries and the rise of machine learning, including your very first glimpse of Haiku, Datassential's trend-forecasting machine learning engine. You'll also discover more focused trends like the rise of funky flavors, the evolution of dining occasions, the next generation of Indian cuisine in the U.S., and the changing look of restaurant design. Plus, check out the 10 flavors and ingredients to watch in the year ahead and updates of the trends we have predicted in the past.

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.

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