U.S. Food Trends A Detailed Look at Operator & Consumer Perspectives: Aquavit, Kefir, Pozole, Crudite, Seaweed, Tahini, Mexican Cheeses, Salmon
In this issue of TIPS, we feature globally-inspired and functional foods on every part of the menu - from cocktails to apps to entrées. We go global as we explore the herbal Nordic spirit aquavit, versatile Mexican stew pozole, hummus ingredient turned standalone star tahini, and the Mexican cheeses that are topping everything from tacos and elote to pizza and burgers. We also tap into trending functional dishes: yogurt's tangy probiotic cousin kefir; crudites that are going way beyond carrot sticks and ranch; seaweed, darling of both foodies and sustainability experts; and the ever-popular omega-3 powerhouse salmon.
TIPS (Trends, Insights, Perspectives, Sightings) brings you deep analysis of food trends at different stages along the menu adoption cycle. Each issue is packed with extensive research, foodservice/menu availability, media coverage, and both consumer and foodservice operator data.
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.