Retailer’s trends council highlights plant-based products, ingredients for this summer
May 28, 2021
Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, revealed its first-ever plant-based trend predictions, with nut-based cheese alternatives, banana blossoms and creamy cashew dips topping the list. Looking ahead to summer and beyond, the grocer’s Trends Council pooled members’ industry knowledge, product-sourcing expertise and hands-on work with emerging and existing plant-forward brands to inform the predictions.
Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, unveiled its Top 10 anticipated food trends for 2021 in the retailer’s sixth annual trends predictions. Hard kombucha, upcycled foods, leveled-up breakfasts and jerky made from produce are among the food influences expected to take off in the next year.
Zero-proof beverages among the predictions for the coming year
October 22, 2019
Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the anticipated and innovative food trends for 2020 in the retailer’s fifth annual trends predictions announcement. Regenerative agriculture, zero-proof drinks, West African foods, meat-plant blends and new varieties of flour are among the food influences and movements expected to take off in the next year.
Line extension features plant-based drinks that support digestive health
September 30, 2019
Emeryville, Calif.-based REBBL announced the launch of Sparkling Prebiotic Tonics, a line of plant-based beverages with 6 grams of prebiotic fiber to support digestive health. The effervescent drinks boast flavor profiles like cold-brew cola and ginger turmeric, with only 6 to 8 grams of sugar in each bottle, according to the company.
Los Angeles-based Koia announced the launch of its new Koia Keto 100 percent plant-based protein beverage line, in collaboration with Austin-based Whole Foods Market. The dessert-inspired line offers consumers a convenient indulgence to complement their ketogenic diets, the company says.
List highlights botanical use in beverages and growth of sparkling drinks
November 7, 2017
Whole Foods Market, a division of Seattle-based Amazon, announced the most anticipated food trends for the year ahead. Floral flavors, functional mushrooms and root-to-stem recipes are just a few of the picks expected to take off in 2018.
In August, Seattle-based Amazon finalized its $13.7 billion acquisition of natural and organic retailer Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas. The acquisition has translated into big changes not only in the pricing of many natural and organic products sold within Whole Foods stores, but likely will impact the ways that consumers purchase consumer packed goods (CPG).