Specialty Food Association reveals Winter Fancy Food Show trends

Press Release Doing good for the planet and its people led the trends as the Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel emerges from the 44th Annual Winter Fancy Food Show, held in San Francisco, CA, January 13-15. Armed with the 2019 Trends Preview, the Trendspotter Panel combed through over 90,000 products to identify the current and emerging trends within […]

Trendspotting at the Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show

Press Release Over 200,000 products awaited the Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel at the 64th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show. Held June 30 to July 2 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, the show encompassed six football fields worth of specialty food and beverages. Members of the panel were armed with predictions from earlier in […]

Spring menu trends to keep an eye on as the weather heats up

By Aaron Jourden Spring has officially sprung, giving chains and independent restaurants leave to launch fresh new concepts and push the trends that will help define 2018. Below, we highlight some of the standouts to watch on Canadian menus. Thin and Flat Demand for lighter options, texture contrasts, authenticity and new ethnic ingredient experiences are […]

Unique ingredients give pasta a healthy makeover

By Sean Moon Long the go-to meal for doting Italian grandmothers, spaghetti-loving kids and comfort-food aficionados, pasta has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. Today, the use of pasta in Canadian restaurants is less influenced by Nonna and more by such modern factors as clean-eating, plant-based or gluten-free diets and a world of unique […]

Canada’s Food Price Report expects restaurant spending to reach record levels in 2018

La Niña and convenience will drive food expenditure increases for Canadians Press release The annual food expenditure for a family of four is expected to rise by $348 to a total of $11,948 in 2018, according to Canada’s Food Price Report 2018. The 8th edition was jointly released today by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph. “Canadians want to know what will […]

foodora delivers Canada a taste of 2018 food trends

foodora and renowned chefs reveal food trends to look forward to in the coming year Press release On Dec. 1, foodora, the on-demand food delivery service, along with top-notch chefs from across the country revealed their predictions for how Canadians will be eating in 2018. From Vancouver to Quebec City, foodora delved deep with experts […]

The top food and beverage trends for 2017

By Kavita Sabharwal Consumers are always changing, and so are their food and drink preferences. What they want and what is important to them continues to evolve, and the industry is keeping pace with those needs. In recent years, health trends such as superfoods, pulses and smoothies have taken the world by storm, putting an […]

Top 2017 food trends we’re buzzing about

By Marian Staresinic A new year not only brings changes and resolutions but also new food trends worth getting excited for. From spices to BBQ and beyond, here is the inside scoop on what will be sizzling in food for 2017. Cook and connect Chefs are embracing their internet audience and creating novel learning opportunities, getting more […]