Consumer Insights: SmartBrief Originals
Sous vide finds mainstream success in foodservice, consumer kitchens
Sous vide finds mainstream success in foodservice, consumer kitchens

Rising demand for convenient meals is feeding the popularity of sous vide among restaurant operators and home cooks.

Demand for plant-based is hot, but what’s behind the term?
Demand for plant-based is hot, but what’s behind the term?

While the plant-based revolution is widely credited with disrupting both dairy and animal-protein categories, rarely do we see discussion of why consumers have such an affinity for all things marketed as “plant-based” today.

2020 Food forecasts focus on plants, sustainable food stories
2020 Food forecasts focus on plants, sustainable food stories

2020 food trend forecasts call for continued growing interest in plant-based dishes, sustainable food sources.

2020 vision: The food trends that will impact the industry in the year ahead
2020 vision: The food trends that will impact the industry in the year ahead

In 2020, there are some big factors we’ll be keeping our eye on that could have major ramifications for the food industry well into the future.

Diet trends address consumers’ health, sustainability concerns
Diet trends address consumers’ health, sustainability concerns

Food options for both ketogenic and flexitarian diets exploded this year following the rise of consumer demand for more healthy choices as well as food produced sustainably.

Navigating dark tourism with respectful storytelling
Navigating dark tourism with respectful storytelling

Tourism experts share tips for telling history's darker tales.

Sustainability 2019: Evolving consumer priorities around purchasing and packaging
Sustainability 2019: Evolving consumer priorities around purchasing and packaging

Consumer concerns over climate change, plastic waste and other perceived ills are pushing companies and government toward real action.

Improving plant-based options mean meat isn’t always a must-have
Improving plant-based options mean meat isn’t always a must-have

Offering options that appeal to meat-eaters is key to the success of the growing plant-based category, because it reflects the way that most people eat today.

Take these trends out to the ball game
Take these trends out to the ball game

Sports stadiums across the country are getting creative to expand their appeal and get fans off the couch and into the stands.

How did pumpkin spice become the dominant flavor of fall?
How did pumpkin spice become the dominant flavor of fall?

The reach of pumpkin spice has gone beyond Starbucks lattes to prove it’s more than just a fad, but rather a staple of the season.