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Charcoal desserts offer consumers a guilt-free indulgence
Implications - As consumers look to make balanced food and beverage choices, many are favoring the Instagram-friendly interpretations of charcoal in dessert form. Highlighting the fast proliferation of fad-like food experiences thanks to visual social media platforms, this progression suggests that consumers are open to adopting such flavors into their lifestyle, rather than being something they may try once. [More]
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34,524 Total Clicks
Sep 15 - Jun 17
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LifestyleFoodHealthSocial Media
Jackfruit is used as a meat substitute in a variety of dishes
Implications - Referred to by some as a "miracle fruit," jackfruit has quickly rushed onto North American menus as a popular meat substitute. This progression demonstrates the experimental nature of health-driven consumers and the ever-evolving world of vegan culinary innovations and the influence of this on CPG products and menu items. [More]
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11,149 Total Clicks
Jun 17 - Jun 17
This Week and Untested
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Ancient grains offer alternatives outside of quinoa and whole wheat
Implications - As brands look to keep up with discerning health consumers who are always acquiring new knowledge, many are launching products that offer a wider variety of unrefined grains as substitutes. This shift highlights that the pattern of reclaiming ancient ingredients to meet modern health and wellness goals. [More]
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28,462 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Jun 17
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The botanical beverage craze focuses on hibiscus for added health
Implications - The versatility of botanical ingredient hibiscus is proving to be a staple in emerging beverage experiences that aim to add value with layers of healthful floral elements. In addition to highlighting the subtle ways in which the health and wellness movement seeps into unexpected areas of consumer life, this shift speaks to the pursuit of complex, comforting food and beverage experiences that promote a feeling of experimentation. [More]
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21,702 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Jun 17
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LifestyleFoodHealthDrinking
Cardamom challenges ginger for status as the go-to functional spice
Implications - Boasting a versatility comparable to ginger, cardamom is quickly becoming the go-to functional spice thanks to its easy incorporation into such a wide variety of culinary staples, both sweet and savory food and beverage experiences. This shift highlights a continually evolving North American palate thanks to a world of influence in regards to flavor, as well as speaking to the mainstream desire to see subtle spice elements incorporated into familiar food and beverage experiences. [More]
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28,689 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Jun 17
This Week and Mild
LifestyleFoodHealthDrinking
Retail experiences are designed around interactive athletic events
Implications - As brands look to enhance the overall in-store experience in a time when traditional retail is threatened by e-commerce and the concierge economy, many are overhauling store designs to be centered around branded fitness events. This shift speaks to the ways in which smart brands are raising the bar in terms of in-store experience that goes above and beyond increasingly high customer expectations. [More]
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83,594 Total Clicks
Nov 15 - Jun 17
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Hotel experiences are designed around innovative fitness amenities
Implications - As unique amenities continue to be an important way for hotels to differentiate themselves from competitors like Airbnb, boutique and chain hotels alike are designing stays around innovative health and wellness programs. In addition to highlighting the ubiquitous nature of the wellness movement, this shift speaks to the need to established brands to add value with unique and unexpected new offerings. [More]
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164,203 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Jun 17
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Human rituals are extended to cater to the needs of canine companions
Implications - A reminder of the ever-expanding nature of the pet accessories market, consumers seek to up the investment in the lifestyle of one's canine companions. This progressions speaks to the freedom with which contemporary consumers have to create their own realities, and additionally highlights the new expanded budgets many consumers are carving out for non-essential dog perks. [More]
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167,857 Total Clicks
Dec 16 - Jun 17
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Healing crystals are harnessed in everyday lifestyle products
Implications - As new age wellness converges with the health-driven lifestyle movement, consumers are embracing products that boast for both aesthetic and healing purposes. This shift speaks to the new consumer commitment to self-care and preventative wellness and the ways in which this converges with the pursuit of all-natural products. [More]
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Jul 16 - Jun 17
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The expansive creativity of the beauty community explores outerspace
Implications - With the proliferation of online makeup tutorials accelerating the culture to a point when consumers are constantly imagining and re-imagining their beauty routines, the beauty industry is currently ripe with products that boast a galactic aesthetic. This progression speaks to the role of digital video as cultural marker driving innovation in various industries by engaging passionate consumers in order to create online communities ideal for sourcing customer feedback. [More]
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19,596 Total Clicks
May 17 - Jun 17
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