Plant-based Meat – The Food Trend We Need in 2020

In the last couple of years, there has been a spurt in the growth of consumers switching to plant-based meats, for various medical reasons, including increasing sustainability consciousness and a general urge to live healthier. As a result, the plant-based meat market has started to come on its own. Currently valued at USD 12.1 billion,…

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The Global Sugar Problem and How Food Brands Are Dealing With It

As per data by Statista, the global sugar consumption during 2018 - 2019 amounted to 170 million metric tonnes. With the improving trade relations between countries coupled with technology advancement, sugar is more widely available than ever more. By 2020, its already alarming consumption is expected to further increase to 175 million metric tonnes. Not…

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Food & Drink Trends for 2020

"Food and drink trends, even though sometimes short-lived, are extremely impactful and powerful" Food and Drinks trends sound like something transient, right? On the contrary, food and drink trends, even though sometimes short-lived, are extremely impactful and powerful. Remember when the Quinoa trend took over almost two decades back and what happened as a result of…

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Europe’s Thriving Food-to-go Market

The food landscape across the globe is changing rapidly. Over the last couple of years, there’s been a massive shift in consumer preference and behaviours. In Europe, there’s been an increased demand in the Convenience Foods sector and food-to-go operators are already capitalizing on this changing pattern. Considering that the European grocery retail market has shown restricted growth, all…

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The Future of Experiential Dining – Chefs-On-Call

We have a hunch 2019 will see a whole lot of excitement about Experiential Dining. We’re talking Chefs on-call, communal dining, social eating etc. etc. It all boils down to the resurfacing of the original social dining option – quintessential home-made meals. While the concept may have seemed a bit out of fashion all this while, the…

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Middle Eastern Cuisine Trends

Just like other industries, the food industry is no monolith either. As consumer tastes evolve, newer foods make their way into the consumer palette and, before you know it, these foods become common as fast as their predecessors fade into oblivion. According to a Senior Food Research Personnel from Market Research firm, Mintel, “Flavor is…

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