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2021 will bring continuing focus on wellness, flexitarian diets, and ways to make dining out safe and memorable
2021 will bring continuing focus on wellness, flexitarian diets, and ways to make dining out safe and memorable

Looking ahead to 2021, many of the food trends predicted by chefs, retail executives and other experts reflect the changing way consumers eat both at and away from home. 

Datassential's 10 food trends to know in 2021
Datassential's 10 food trends to know in 2021

Here are 10 trends to know – 3 macro trends and 7 flavor and ingredient trends – that you should consider as you think about your 2021 plans.

2020 year in review: The return of the great American grocery store
2020 year in review: The return of the great American grocery store

As COVID-19 radically altered any semblance of a “normal way of life,” America’s food stores stepped up to provide essential services and, in the process, became consumers’ trusted allies in their struggles to cope with the new realities of the pandemic.

5 alcoholic beverage trends to know in 2021
5 alcoholic beverage trends to know in 2021

Many of the habits developed this year will continue into the year ahead, while new trends will pop up as consumers get back to normal.

How are consumer drinking habits affecting restaurants, grocers?
How are consumer drinking habits affecting restaurants, grocers?

Consumers are undoubtedly drinking more alcohol amid the pandemic and it's creating a wave of changes for food retailers and restaurants.

5 trends taking hold in the dairy industry
5 trends taking hold in the dairy industry

From alternative dairy products to new cheese and yogurt options, innovation in the dairy industry is booming.

How businesses are feeding the cravings of the comfort- and convenience-centric consumer
How businesses are feeding the cravings of the comfort- and convenience-centric consumer

Conveniences and comfort food options were all available before COVID-19, but they’ve surged in use and popularity as the pandemic changed everything.

Shifts in food shopping behaviors due to COVID-19
Shifts in food shopping behaviors due to COVID-19

As we near the end of this tumultuous year, the novel coronavirus continues to upend lives, given the fluctuations and inconsistencies in case incidences, regulations, and official guidance.

What’s trending for the future of food?
What’s trending for the future of food?

Food and beverage manufacturers should focus on health-forward options to capitalize on the future of food trends.

Things we miss: New interests, changing values amidst the pandemic
Things we miss: New interests, changing values amidst the pandemic

There are many things we pretty much took for granted prior to the pandemic, some of which we thought were worth noting, since we miss them and — hopefully — we aren't always going to have to live like this.

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