For the fourth consecutive year, mushrooms have been named a top trend by food industry trend spotters.
A year ago, when I started writing the Focus on Fresh for the 2021 Know Your Commodity Guide, I had no idea we’d still be talking about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on consumer spending habits in 2022. And yet, here we are.
ProduceIQ is bringing a bonus gift in addition to its weekly market highlights: a look to 2021, analyzing the "new normal" of 2020, and the challenges/opportunities expected to persist in in the coming months.
This year’s predictions were curated by FreshDirect and FoodKick’s in-house teams of food and wine specialists, who source products for the fresh, meat, seafood, dairy, cheese, deli, grocery, household, prepared meals, bakery, beer, and wine and spirits categories.
Fresh Summit showed which trends have been adopted and accepted, and which ones are on the horizon.
Who’s better equipped than fruits and vegetables to lead the plant-based food trend?
I can't be the only one who's dropped $40 at Chipotle, or hit up a convenience store during a road trip and come out with $37 in Corn Nuts, pork rinds and maybe a tiny cup of cantaloupe, right?
Can you believe it’s only been about two years since people went crazy for the keto diet?
It did, but that's not the whole story.
Consumers are fickle, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for fresh produce marketers. That’s because it means there’s always an opportunity for fresh material.