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Specialty Food Association's Trendspotter Panel Predicts Top 2023 Trends; Bill Lynch and Denise Purcell Comment

Specialty Food Association's Trendspotter Panel Predicts Top 2023 Trends; Bill Lynch and Denise Purcell Comment


NEW YORK, NY
Friday, November 4th, 2022

Just last month, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) brought us valuable insights on the consumer shopping trends impacting retail in 2022. Now, the association is looking to the future, as its Trendspotter Panel has announced its predictions for what will be popular in the specialty food space throughout 2023.

Bill Lynch, President, Specialty Food Association“It’s exciting to see the 2023 predictions unveiled,” commented Bill Lynch, President of SFA. “All of these trendsand morewill be on display at the upcoming Winter Fancy Food Show in Las Vegas.”

The nine trends the Trendspotter Panel anticipates for 2023 are:

  • Convenience is King
  • Environmentally Friendly Foods
  • Alt Seafood
  • Health in Balance
  • Pantry Without Borders
  • Nuanced Heat
  • Naturally Occurring Sweeteners
  • International Fruits
  • Packaging for New Forms and Functions

The Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel has announced its predictions for what will be popular in the specialty food space throughout 2023

The panel also predicted a few recurring trends from 2022, including Foods from Africa; Cocktail Culture; and Cleaner, Broader, Plant-Based.

Denise Purcell, Vice President, Resource Development, Specialty Food Association“Specialty food consumers are looking to make their meal prep easy but exciting and that is driving many of this year’s trends regarding convenience, packaging improvements, and global flavors,” said Denise Purcell, Vice President, Resource Development. “At the same time, they continue to care about how their food is grown and the health benefits it offers, giving rise to evolving sustainability, plant-based, and better-for-you trends.”

As noted in a press release, professionals from diverse segments of the culinary world comprise the SFA’s Trendspotter Panel. To read more about the trends predicted for 2023, as well as this esteemed panel of experts, click here.

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