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Popular food flavors are influenced by major cultural shifts, such as wars, recessions and nostalgia. New Hope Network’s Adrienne Smith discusses these influence trends and more noticed at SupplySide West 2019.

Sandy Almendarez

October 31, 2019

Wars, economic recoveries, summertime remembrances and more influence trending food flavors even if consumers don’t immediately recognize all the things that draw them to particular taste. However, consumers do recognize that they want natural flavors, so brands must notice the big and small things that fuel the flavors in their products. In this podcast, Adrienne Smith, senior food business reporter, Natural Food Merchandizer and New Hope Network, discusses the trends in natural flavors she noticed at SupplySide West with Sandy Almendarez, content director, Informa Markets. They also cover:

  • Learning about the raw materials and supply chains that fuel finished food brands.

  • The importance of working with the right co-packer to ensure foods are safe, healthy and fit all desired attributes

  • The science behind formulating foods to ensure flavors and colors meet consumer demand.

Check out other SupplySide West 2019 Trends Podcasts:

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

editor in chief, Informa

Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.

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