Consumer Insights: SmartBrief Originals
What's behind the tea movement?
What's behind the tea movement?

Tea is growing in popularity as new varieties and brands come onto the market. Could it overtake coffee as the drink of the moment?

Healthcare foodservice
Healthcare foodservice

Over the next year, consumer spending in healthcare foodservice is expected to grow 2.1%, a slightly stronger growth figure than that of the foodservice industry overall.

snacks
snacks

As an anchor point to innovate around, our increasing propensity to snack throughout the day presents multiple opportunities for food and beverage companies in terms of meeting the needs of new, flexible eating styles.

Looking ahead, for both natural and organic products, consumer culture sees nature, rather than science, as the route to a better world, particularly in food.

The future of snacking
The future of snacking

We are now a nation of snackers! As The Hartman Group’s, The Future of Snacking 2016 report finds, 91% of consumers snack multiple times throughout the day

Salad
Salad

While salads may have had the reputation of being a ‘diet’ food or just a side, that’s no longer the case.

For today’s consumers, food is now a cultural product to discover, share, make and trade, and this reconnection with food and its origins is encouraging a new level of participation.

What’s the next _______? New ingredients and flavors are popping up on menus at a rapid pace, so this year Datassential expanded its annual list of 10 ingredients to watch to include 5 more.

Do consumer really dislike big food companies? Is big food’s day of reckoning at hand?

The craft wine movement
The craft wine movement

The craft beverage industry has given us beer, spirits and soda -- so has the time arrived for craft wine to take hold?