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Restaurants, food brands find a partner in Veganuary
Restaurants, food brands find a partner in Veganuary

Veganuary's growing popularity among consumers has spurred plant-based brands to participate in the 31-day vegan challenge.

COVID-19 and the New Modern Convenience
COVID-19 and the New Modern Convenience

What does convenience look like when a global pandemic throws normal schedules and routines into disarray?

2021 will bring continuing focus on wellness, flexitarian diets, and ways to make dining out safe and memorable
2021 will bring continuing focus on wellness, flexitarian diets, and ways to make dining out safe and memorable

Looking ahead to 2021, many of the food trends predicted by chefs, retail executives and other experts reflect the changing way consumers eat both at and away from home. 

Datassential's 10 food trends to know in 2021
Datassential's 10 food trends to know in 2021

Here are 10 trends to know – 3 macro trends and 7 flavor and ingredient trends – that you should consider as you think about your 2021 plans.

2020 year in review: The return of the great American grocery store
2020 year in review: The return of the great American grocery store

As COVID-19 radically altered any semblance of a “normal way of life,” America’s food stores stepped up to provide essential services and, in the process, became consumers’ trusted allies in their struggles to cope with the new realities of the pandemic.

5 alcoholic beverage trends to know in 2021
5 alcoholic beverage trends to know in 2021

Many of the habits developed this year will continue into the year ahead, while new trends will pop up as consumers get back to normal.

How are consumer drinking habits affecting restaurants, grocers?
How are consumer drinking habits affecting restaurants, grocers?

Consumers are undoubtedly drinking more alcohol amid the pandemic and it's creating a wave of changes for food retailers and restaurants.

5 trends taking hold in the dairy industry
5 trends taking hold in the dairy industry

From alternative dairy products to new cheese and yogurt options, innovation in the dairy industry is booming.

How businesses are feeding the cravings of the comfort- and convenience-centric consumer
How businesses are feeding the cravings of the comfort- and convenience-centric consumer

Conveniences and comfort food options were all available before COVID-19, but they’ve surged in use and popularity as the pandemic changed everything.

Shifts in food shopping behaviors due to COVID-19
Shifts in food shopping behaviors due to COVID-19

As we near the end of this tumultuous year, the novel coronavirus continues to upend lives, given the fluctuations and inconsistencies in case incidences, regulations, and official guidance.

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