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Understanding what today’s eco-conscious food consumers want
Understanding what today’s eco-conscious food consumers want

Restaurants, CPG manufacturers and food retailers are all investing in new, innovative ways to give eco-conscious consumers what they’re prioritizing in their food choices.

The future of food technology: Consumer values and a healthier food system
The future of food technology: Consumer values and a healthier food system

Despite their appreciation for all thing fresh and less processed, Americans have a long and historical relationship with packaged foods, food science and technology.

The role of functional food and beverage in the era of COVID-19
The role of functional food and beverage in the era of COVID-19

To boost immunity and overall health and wellness within the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are increasingly seeking out functional food and beverage products that they believe might aid in the body’s defenses.

What do today’s grocery shoppers want from seafood?
What do today’s grocery shoppers want from seafood?

Opportunities abound for food retailers looking to ramp up seafood sales.

Series: How to deliver on what today’s adventurous food consumers want
Series: How to deliver on what today’s adventurous food consumers want

With an eye toward discovery and new experiences, today’s consumers are becoming increasingly adventurous with what -- and how -- they eat and drink.

Mandated to stay at home, cooking fatigue sets in
Mandated to stay at home, cooking fatigue sets in

Lives and lifestyles have been dramatically altered as consumers face the realities of the moment by adapting meal planning, shopping and cooking behaviors.

5 important food and beverage industry trends to watch
5 important food and beverage industry trends to watch

From the diversification of keto-friendly products to the rise of “gummification,” here are some key trends to monitor in the food and beverage space.

Industry rises to cater to home baking trend
Industry rises to cater to home baking trend

How are CPG manufacturers, bakeries and other foodservice industry professionals keeping up with consumers’ interest in baking at home?

Cultural background’s influence on how we eat
Cultural background’s influence on how we eat

Brands that are able to tap into a desire for exploration in ways that satisfy American food values and feel like authentic cultural sharing can reap the rewards.

From cheddar to cotija, serving up fresh cheese insights
From cheddar to cotija, serving up fresh cheese insights

As social distancing continues to be the norm in most parts of the country, many are turning to comfort foods like pizza and burgers.

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