Food Flavors and Ingredients Outlook 2011, 8th Edition

Published: January 1, 2011 - 132 Pages

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
    • Scope
    • Key Drivers
      • Rising Food Costs
      • Consumers Calling the Shots
      • Consumer Thrift: Reality or Illusion?
      • Imposed Health & Wellness
      • Lifestyle and Values Count More
    • A Look Back and Ahead
    • Flavors From Around the Globe
    • Sustainability Trumps Local, Organic and Natural
    • Flavor and Ingredient Crossovers
    • Wellness Overhaul
    • Simply Savory
    • Satisfying That Sweet Tooth
  • Flavors From Around the Globe
    • Ethnicities Compete: Peacefully, Side-by-Side
    • South American and Nuevo Latino: Continued Migration
      • Pan Latin - Still Evolving
      • Cuban Catching On
      • Peruvian More Pervasive
      • Argentine, Venezuelan Roll In
      • Latin Food for the Hispanic Market: America, the Salad Bowl?
      • Asian Acceleration
      • Japanese Influence More Prevalent
      • Authentic Japanese Street Food Rolls In
      • More Japanese Influence from Morimoto
      • Malaysian Cuisine's Grand Entrance: Hype or Here to Stay?
    • Greek and Mediterranean - So Mainstream, is it Still Ethnic?
      • Hummus and Greek Yogurt Drive Retail Trend
      • Greek Dining - Faster, More Affordable Choices
      • Authentically Greek Cheese and Pastries
      • Turkish and Moroccan Heating Up
    • Northern European Cuisine Revisited
      • Austrian
      • New Scandinavian
  • Sustainability Trumps Local, Organic & Natural
    • Foodservice Options
      • Table Natural, Organic and Local Ingredient Sourcing Strategies Used by Select QSR and Fast Casual Restaurants/Chains
    • Retail Revelations
      • Recovery in Sight for Some Organic Categories?
        • Table U.S. Organic Food vs. Total Food Sales, Growth and Penetration, 2000-2009
    • Local Food Systems
      • Explosion in Farmers' Markets Drives Urban Farming
        • Table Number of Operating Farmers Markets in the United States
        • Table Top 10 States by Total Number of Farmers' Markets and Top 10 States by Growth, 2009- 2010
      • Urban Farming - Local & Lucrative
      • CSA Collaboration
      • Farm to School Programs: Feeding Kids Local Fare
    • Natural?
      • Naturally Disappearing, or Just Confusing?
      • Return of Sugar Fuels More "Natural" Launches
        • Table Natural Product Launches with Sugar as Ingredient, 2006-20101
    • Full Throttle for Fair Trade
  • Tempting Trends 2011
    • Plethora of Produce
      • Vegetables - The New Meat
      • Seasonal LTOs
      • Extreme Gardening
      • Seeing Green
      • Sensational Salads
      • Kids Get In On the Act
    • Fresh, Fresher, Freshest
      • PFresh At Retail
      • Manufacturers Capture Freshness
      • Foodservice: Freshness Out Front and In Back
    • Food Craft DIY Movement Gains Momentum
      • Restaurant-Food Craft Duos
    • Bolstering Breakfast
      • QSR Battleground
      • Breakfast at Home - Sometimes Healthier, Sometimes More Like Dessert
      • Oh, Oh, Oh Oatmeal, Out of Control!
    • Flavor and Ingredient Crossovers
      • Olive Oil Sweet Indulgences
      • Magnificent Mac `n Cheese
      • Outrageous Oatmeal
      • Rich and Decadent Red Velvet
      • Ethnic Sauces & Seasonings Create A New Culinary World
    • Skewers - Making Sticks the Point
    • Limited Time Offers Aim to Open Wallets
    • Salty and Big: Wellness Be Damned!
      • Savoring Salt
      • Massive Madness
    • Specialty Vinegars
    • Functional, Flavorful.......Chewing Gum!
  • Overcoming Obesity
    • Strategies and Tactics Abound
      • Just Push the Button: Fresh Fruits and Veggies, Anywhere, Anytime
      • With Obamacare, No More Hidden Calories!
      • Would You Like Some Exercise With That Burger?
      • Let's Move!
      • Food Desert Showdown - Convenience vs. Drug Stores
      • Portion Control - Convenient and Mindless
      • Front of Pack Nutrition Labels: If At First You Don't Succeed…
  • Wellness Overhaul
    • Food
      • Back To Basics
      • Ingredient Frontier Constantly Evolving
      • Stay Away!
    • America's Diet Makeover
      • Nutrient Yin/Yang: Fats, Carbs and Sodium Recommendations
    • Sorry, Salt Lovers, You're Out Of Luck
      • Sodium Scoreboard
        • Table Sodium reduction initiatives of select processed food manufacturers (assessed October 2010)
      • Tough Technical Challenges - Many, but No Easy, Solutions
      • Sea Salt Under Scrutiny
      • Finding Flavor Elsewhere
      • Sodium Cents
      • Potassium: The Yang of the Sodium Yin
    • Beauty Beyond Skin Deep
    • Digestion - Hub of Good Health
      • Gluten-Free: Low Carb Déjà Vu?
      • Probiotics Prevalent, but Claims Limited
  • Simply Savory
    • Mighty Meat
    • Plentiful Pork
    • Extraordinary Bacon
    • Betting on Beef
    • Charged Up About Chicken
    • Transparent Birds
    • Stress Reduction Techniques
    • Reinventing Kosher
    • Turning Up the Heat
    • No Ducking Around It
    • Surprising Species: Sustainable Seafood Here to Stay
    • Retail Seafood Counter - Sustainability Made Easy
    • Rethinking the Sustainable Supply Chain
    • Seductive Sandwiches
    • Melted and Magnificent
    • Revisiting Regional American Favorites
    • Ethnic Expansion
    • Victory for Vegetarians
    • Dynamite Deli Meats
    • Potato Power
  • Sometimes Sweet, Sometimes Not
    • Delightful Dairy
    • Yummy Yogurt
    • Flavored Milks
    • Hot Beverages Still Steaming
    • Single Cup Brewing - New Competition Heating Up
    • Creating Coffee Clout
    • Trendy Tea
  • Satisfying That Sweet Tooth
    • Swell Sweeteners
    • HFCS or Corn Sugar? Either Way, Just As Sweet
    • Stevia Sales Sparkle
    • Honey, the Little Darling
    • Onward and Upwards for Agave
    • Fantastic Fruits
    • Dreamy Desserts
    • Cupcake Evolution
    • Marvelous Macarons
    • Whoopee for Whoopie Pies!
    • Pie Preoccupation
    • Ice Cream's Infinite Incarnations
    • Frozen Yogurt Revival Moves to Freezer Case
  • Appendix A
    • The Food Craft Manifesto
  • Appendix B
    • Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Members
  • Appendix C
    • National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI) Companies:

Abstract

The super slow and seemingly jobless recovery that defined 2010 will linger in 2011, further hampered by food inflation. Concurrently, addressing America’s obesity epidemic will take on heightened importance. This combination of factors will impact the what and why of consumer food and beverage selection, both at home and away in 2011. This report aims to highlight key flavor and ingredient trends for the coming year and provide relevant insights for food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice.

In addition to taking a look back at 2010, the eighth edition of this annual report provides insight into major flavor and ingredient trends for 2011 including:

  • Flavors From Around the Globe
  • Sustainability Trumps Local, Organic and Natural
  • Wellness Overhaul
  • Overcoming Obesity
  • Plethora of Produce
  • Flavor & Ingredient Crossovers
  • Salty & Big: Wellness Be Damned
  • Bolstering Breakfast
  • Simply Savory
  • Satisfying Sweets

Report Methodology

The information in Food Flavors and Ingredients Outlook 2011. 8th Edition is based on both primary and secondary research. Primary research included interviews with the Kruse Company and the Center for Culinary Development in addition to firsthand examination of the retail marketplace. Secondary research involved gathering data from various trade, business and government sources, including company websites and Internet blogs.

What You’ll Get in This Report

Food Flavors and Ingredients Outlook 2011 highlights predictions for the key drivers that will affect the U.S. food and beverage industry in 2011 including rising food prices, consumer desire to take control and remain tight-fisted, actual vs. perceived thrift, government and industry pressure for a healthier diet and more focus on pragmatic lifestyle choices to promote happiness and well being.

This year’s report provides more coverage of health and wellness topics, primarily as a result of the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and concern about dietary sodium and obesity. An insightful discussion of ten key trends impacting food and beverage manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators sheds light on how these areas are likely to unfold in the coming year.

Benefits of This Report Include:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the food flavors and ingredients trends expected to impact consumer food and beverage choices in 2011 contained in a single source
  • Insight into how flavor and ingredient trends are moving through the retail and foodservice arenas
  • In-depth assessment of how consumers, manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators are focusing ever more on freshness, healthy eating and value, with produce a key feature
  • Reference citations provided for secondary research sources throughout the report

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