Control, Ethics Top Mintel’s 2022 Trends

Cleveland — Looking ahead to 2022, Mintel Group Ltd. has released market trend analysis and prediction research, which the company says are grounded by observations of the key drivers of consumer behavior. The company expects consumer behavior to shift and evolve…

What’s Behind The Flavored Popcorn Explosion?

Cleveland — Few snack foods lend themselves to flavor innovations as ready-to-eat (RTE) popcorn. The iconic comfort food’s ability to absorb different flavor profiles has resulted in a plethora of new flavors ranging from sweet and savory to hot and…

Applications Open For Mondelez’s CoLab 2022

Chicago — SnackFutures, the Mondelēz International, Inc. innovation and venture hub, is accepting applications for its CoLab 2022 class. The company says the second year of the start-up engagement program will focus on mission-driven brands that can demonstrate a commitment to having…

Herr’s Asks Fans To Find Next Chip Flavor

Nottingham, PA — Herr Foods, Inc. is asking consumers to choose its next chip flavors, inspired by the company’s hometown of Philadelphia through its Flavored by Philly campaign. Now through December 6, consumers can submit flavor ideas for a chance to see…

R.L. Albert’s Katz To Retire After 50 Years

Stamford, CT — R.L. Albert & Son, Inc. CEO Robert “Bob” Katz is set to retire in December after 50 years at the company. Katz joined Albert as national sales manager in 1971 after graduating from University of Wisconsin and…

Whole Foods Reveals Top 10 Food Trends for 2022

Austin, TX — Whole Foods Market is predicting buzz-less spirits, yuzu, Reducetarianism and functional beverages made with prebiotics and botanicals will be among the food influences expected to rise in popularity in the next year. Each year the retailer’s Trends Council of…

Puratos Begins Expansion Of Belcolade Facility

Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium — The Puratos Group has begun a major expansion at its Belcolade facility in Erembodegem, Belgium. The investment significantly increases capacity, improves the company’s flexibility and accelerates innovation, the company reports. The first phase will be completed in…