The packaged foods industry's sales are flagging, and its business leaders seem to think the economy and the need for better marketing are to blame. The Hartman Group's research indicates it's something else: the food.
Food Trends 2014
The share of nuts in global snack foods launches has risen steadily in recent years as nuts have found increasing favour as convenient and nutritious snacks, and technology and innovative packaging has allowed development of the value-added category in particular, according to Innova Market Insights.
Search for "food trends in 2014" on the internet and you will be told macaroons are out and éclairs are in, carbohydrates are out but lard is back, cauliflower is the new Brussels sprout, Thai is passé and the flavours of Latin America are set to conquer the world. Where foodie trends lead, the food industy often follows - this great article looks at some international and local foodie moves...
If there’s any vegetable that’s going to knock kale off its top spot as trendy vegetable #1 it will be cauliflower. Once undeservedly dismissed as a nutritional lightweight due to its pale appearance and often overshadowed by its bold green couisin broccoli, cauliflower is now poised to take 2014 by storm.
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