Trade Show Trendspotting Spring 2018 Report

For trend trackers like us, the Fancy Food Shows and Natural Products Expos are must-do events where we spot innovative new products, emerging brands and fresh examples of trends already on our radar. Our Spring Trade Show Trendspotting Report covers the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show and The Natural Products Expo West. 

This season’s report outlines the trends that exuded energy at the show or suddenly surged into something tangible. They point to future innovation that satisfies consumers’ ever-evolving tastes and demands, mostly for “better-for-you” versions of healthful and indulgent foods, but also for convenience, flavor adventure and even “beyond organic” sourcing. 

Trends covered include: Biodynamically Grown, Alt-Sweet, Overnight Oats, FODMAP-Friendly Fare, Cultured Dairy, Puffed Snacks, Snacking Cheese and BFY Ice Cream. Copies available by request from our trend page. 

Chris Lauer