February 2024
Woman using smartphone on social media app during meal in restaurant.

Turning Social Chatter Into Product Insights

The vast social media universe offers a data-rich array of touchpoints with consumers that can also inform new food product development.

By Dale Buss

February 6, 2024
Spike Mendelsohn

A Seat at the Table

Chef Spike Mendelsohn is a man with many missions—to advocate for an equitable food system, to help save the planet, and to show the world that plant-based burgers actually can be delicious.

By Emily Little

February 6, 2024
Money on a plate

The New Not So Normal

Ongoing financial concerns will affect what, when, and where America eats in 2024, with consumers opting more often for multi-functional foods, frequent snacking, and easy-to-prepare meals.

By A. Elizabeth Sloan

February 6, 2024
Young athletic couple

Sports Beverage Market Flexes

Sales patterns, product positioning, and key consumer segments are shifting in the sports beverage category.

By Ed Finkel

January 25, 2024

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