NEW YORK — The fifth annual "Food Flavors and Ingredients Outlook" report has been released by market research publisher Packaged Facts. The report investigates the key drivers expected to impact flavors and ingredients for foodservice and retail throughout 2009.
Drivers identified include the recession, health and wellness and heightened consumer interest in environmentally friendly consumption decisions.
"It's almost certain that the recession will continue through 2009, and that is motivating consumers to buckle down and embrace the new reality," said Tatjana Meerman, publisher of Packaged Facts.
Meanwhile, the idea to "reduce, reuse, and recycle" is motivating consumers to indulge in environmentally friendly behaviors that also are easy on the wallet. Packaged Facts expects that substituting tap water for bottled, cloth napkins for paper, eating more leftovers, and consuming locally produced foods will become more commonplace.
"Food Flavors and Ingredients Outlook 2009" provides comprehensive information about the changing consumer nutritional mindset. Examined are seven key categories that will drive flavor and ingredient trends in the coming years:
  • Global Flavors
  • Sustainability
  • Local & Organic
  • Imports/Food Safety
  • Health & Wellness
  • Savory Selections
  • Sweet Salvation

The report also analyzes how changing consumer preferences are affecting top ingredient trends, what's hot and what's not, and how flavor trends are moving through retail and foodservice. Click here for further information.

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