U.S. Food Trends A Detailed Look at Operator & Consumer Perspectives: Black Rice, Next-Level Vending, Sea Buckthorn, Kolsch, Food in Jars, Calabrian Chili Pepper, Pecan, Enhanced Water

Jan 2018| MDT012A| Datassential

Report Highlights

In this issue of TIPS, discover an array of on-trend enhanced waters (at retail and restaurants) as well as next-level vending concepts from robotic ice cream servers to unmanned retail outlets. Also uncover black rice, an ingredient that can bring a pop of color to grain bowls, and learn how sea buckthorn can boost smoothies with its antioxidant and omega acid properties. Additionally, explore how operators are leveraging food in jars, adding an authentic Italian kick to dishes with Calabrian chili pepper, and bringing the pecan beyond the dessert menu. It’s also not too early to look to summer and experiment with the light, crisp flavor of kolsch.

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.

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