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Behind the growth in the dietary supplement, vitamin market
Behind the growth in the dietary supplement, vitamin market

Vitamin and supplement sales have been on the rise since the pandemic started. Will the category momentum continue?

How the pandemic fed the growth of food subscription services
How the pandemic fed the growth of food subscription services

The pandemic-era surge in online shopping has also fueled growth of subscription services offering safe regular deliveries.

Consumers continue to focus on sustainability, waste reduction through COVID
Consumers continue to focus on sustainability, waste reduction through COVID

Despite indulging more in restaurant takeout, delivery and home-shipped meal kits during the pandemic, consumers are more focused than ever on reducing waste and their impact on the environment.

2021 is the year of familiar, healthy, daring flavors
2021 is the year of familiar, healthy, daring flavors

As the coronavirus pandemic continues into 2021, consumers are looking for food and beverage options that meet varying experiences.

Restaurants vs. retail: Breaking down consumers’ plant-based appetites
Restaurants vs. retail: Breaking down consumers’ plant-based appetites

Plant-based products are continuing to grow in popularity, both at restaurants and food retail, and certain product categories have emerged as consumer favorites in each channel. 

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.

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