This year is looking very promising, so far!
We’ve compiled a round-up of popular tendencies for this new year that have stood out from the rest.
According to “Food Dive,” companies that are open about a higher purpose and are transparent with their products will continue to see success in 2018. Sunshine Nut Company and Divine Chocolate, were two companies featured as examples.
This Amazon-owned grocery store made many headlines in 2017, especially after the announcement of the June acquisition and what that would mean for the industry. It’s a leader in the retail industry and its every move is closely being looked at. Whole Foods Market revealed the top trends for 2018 and the following made the top two spots:
- Floral flavors
- Super Powders
“Travel Market Report” released it’s list of top seven food and beverage trends for 2018. The following three stood out:
- Ethnic Food from Philippines, India and South Korea
- One-item restaurants
- Liquored desserts
The National Restaurant Association, the organization serving the restaurant industry since 1919, puts out a list of upcoming trends annually. This year it surveyed nearly 700 professional chefs members of the American Culinary Federation on which food, cuisine, beverages and culinary themes will be hot trends on restaurant menus in the year ahead. The following four differentiated from the rest:
- Plant-based burgers
- Hybrid fruit/vegetables
- Peruvian cuisine
- Thai-rolled ice cream