A. Elizabeth Sloan

Conspicuous indulgence vs portion control, locally grown vs fast-prep technology, gourmet home-cooking vs fast-food take-out, and single-serve vs family-sized foods . . . today's food trends and consumer demands are becoming as diverse as the United States population.

Top 10 Food Trends

Health, convenience, value, and, of course, taste remain the key drivers of the global food industry, with sales up 4% in 2006 (ACNielsen, 2006). Drinkable yogurt and fresh soupsb�14;each up 18%b�14;were the fastest-…

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