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Blurring the line between food trend and fad – SupplySide podcast

You often can’t truly identify if something is a food trend or fad until you are looking in the rearview mirror, said Lynn Dornblaser, director of innovation and insight at Mintel.

As clean label continues to adapt in mainstream food and beverages, gluten-free, keto, vegan, and low-FODMAP diets are blurring the lines of what defines trend versus fad. Brands looking to innovate in these sectors must understand whether a product is part of a lifestyle trend (like kale and ancient grains) or simply part of a fad (like Cronuts and ramen burgers).

In this SupplySide West edition of the Healthy INSIDER Podcast, Judie Bizzozero, senior editor, Natural Products INSIDER, and Lynn Dornblaser, director of innovation and insight at Mintel, discuss:

  • Insight into the difference between a food trend or food fad.
  • Whether gluten-free, keto, vegan and FODMAP have potential to impact the market long-term.
  • Consumer perception of these dietary patterns and intent to purchase.
  • Advice for brands on how to best market their products in a crowded marketplace.

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Got feedback? Email Judie at [email protected], or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERPodcast

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