Our trend forecasting is based on 4 aspects – Macro-Trends (technological and digital trends, regulation, mega-trends, economic changes etc.), Innovators and Disruptors (emerging comanies that make the formerly impossible – possible and create new expectations), Best in Class (we follow the leading competitors in each industry, to see where they are taking the industry) and Consumers (we have access to global and local surveys and sales data, and monitor search trends to understand met and unmet needs and themes).
This analysis pertains to: Innovators and Disruptors.
In July 2018, we attended New York’s “Fancy Food Show”, in order to review the most interesting innovations in F&B straight from the field, and to help our clients find partners and discover opportunities.
This report features the trends we believe to be shaping the food & beverage industry in 2019: lifestyle adjustments – from vegan to keto; “hot” ingredients – such as cauliflower, tea, coconut, cold brew coffee and nut butters; stress-free solutions – such as on-the-go BFY consumption; and the search for quality protein and “healthy fats” is changing the industry this year. Ethnic flavors, ginger and cardamom are to be found in every category; and sustainable, bean to cup / bean to bar “clean” products take the rein. If last year was about “small batch” and “hand made” – this year is NUTS. In the pure sense of the word. If last year was about protein – this year is gut health.
5. Low Carb and Sugar-Free Lifestyle
Moderate carbs and low-carb diets, such as Paleo and Keto, created new takes on health and wellness. Ingredients such as MCT oil and other “healthy fats”, protein and gluten-free, grain-free and sugar-free ingredients are incorporated into snacks and beverages, for easy on-the-go consumption.
Noosh butter as a snack. “Noosh Keto + MCT Oil Coffee Flavor Almond Butter (caffeine free) is specially formulated to support the ketogenic and other low carb/sugar diets.”