Summer Fancy Food Show Trends Emphasize Innovation

Upcycled Foods, Cassava Snacks, Hidden or Unexpected Vegetables, and Cauliflower were among the standout trends identified by members of the Specialty Food Association’s Summer Trendspotter Panel at the Summer Fancy Food Show, which took place June 30 – July 2.

“The specialty food industry has grown to over $140 billion,” said Denise Purcell, head of content for the SFA. “We’re seeing new flavors and new formats of food. Plant-based foods are growing from a trend into an overall movement, and upcycling is huge. Spins on classics continue to surprise us, and flavors from around the world continue to grow prominent in the marketplace. No matter where you look, something exciting is happening.”

A complete list of trends and product examples spotted at the show can be found here.


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