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Appliances are enabling consumers to make healthier versions of fried foods
Implications - Kitchen appliances are evolving to help consumers to cook healthier alternatives to traditionally unhealthy foods, particularly fried foods. Air fryers offer consumers a healthier and safer cooking experience since these appliances require no additional oil to prepare the food. Such appliances meet the consumer desire for being able to make healthy meals at-home without completely forgoing their favorite indulgences. [More]
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Feb 17 - Sep 18
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Sophisticated kitchen appliances are created with connective capabilities
Implications - The incorporation of Internet connectivity in various kitchen appliances, whether sous vide tools or outdoor grills, has enhanced the cooking process for everyday consumers. The use of such tools allows for more efficient and streamlined cooking processes, while still allowing busy professionals the flexibility to creatively explore in the kitchen. [More]
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86,753 Total Clicks
Mar 17 - Sep 18
This Quarter and Warm
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Private label food products contribute to driving flavor innovation
Implications - In contrast to the days where private brand foods served as a cost-effective alternatives to name brand products, store brand food items are now participating in setting flavor trends by experimenting with limited edition and seasonal offerings. Setting industry precedents with private labels gives retailers the chance to distinguish their brand identity from a customer perspective. [More]
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34,942 Total Clicks
May 17 - Mar 18
This Year and Mild
Comfort-focused cooking tools boost productivity with time-saving functionality
Implications - As ergonomics become a focus within health and wellness culture, the kitchen is becoming a center for innovation around products that save consumers effort as well as time. By doubling the functionality of tools to not only be more comfortable to use physically but also cut prep time considerably, brands are resonating with the busy, everyday cook who doesn’t want to clutter up their home with a multitude of gadgets. [More]
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Mar 17 - Sep 17
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Art & DesignLifestyleFoodKitchen
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Spray bottle-formatted spices and other ingredients enable easy flavoring
Implications - Consumers are opting for spices and other foodstuffs formatted in spray bottles that enable a more easily measured means of dispensing such culinary ingredients that allows for a wide range of flavor preferences. A convergence of the pursuit of convenience and the new culture of the experiment foodie, this progression highlights the power of packaging design in reimagining the use of such common ingredients. [More]
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Nov 16 - Aug 17
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Kitchen cooking appliances specialize for the culturally savvy home cook
Implications - As smart appliances make cooking restaurant-quality meals easier than ever, the truly elitist home cook is looking for ways to integrate their appreciation for global cultures by opting for niche appliances that can help them create authentic cuisines. This shift towards increasingly nichefied smart appliances indicates a growing desire for expertly crafted cuisine created at home for impressive results with minimal effort. [More]
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81,835 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Mar 18
This Year and Warm
Home cooks leverage high-tech appliances to ensure the perfect dish every time
Seeking to elevate their dishes to gourmet meals, aspiring home chefs are becoming more refined with their approach to cooking, turning to advanced recipes requiring sophisticated cooking techniques such as sous-vide and flavor-infusion. In order to ensure that their culinary forays turn out pristine, culinary consumers are increasingly utilizing smart appliances that allow for easy monitoring of temperature and cooking time for the assurance of high quality results. [More]
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Sep 16 - Aug 17
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Voice-activated appliances make IoT more intuitive for the homeowner
Implications - Consumers can now get their very own personal assistant in the kitchen to help them navigate complex recipes, concoct delicious dishes and keep tabs on diet and nutrition needs for their families through smart technology that responds to vocal commands. With voice-control, consumers don’t need to be very familiar with the technical aspects of their IoT home, they can simply speak aloud and the connected appliances respond accordingly. The increasing integration of technology into the home is seeing a shift towards more intuitive usage that requires little effort on behalf of the consumer. [More]
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85,307 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Dec 17
This Year and Average
TechArt & DesignGadgetsKitchen
Fantasy and sci-fi franchises expand with lifestyle products for the kitchen
Implications - As cult movie franchises look to reignite buzz ahead of highly anticipated releases, many are re-appealing to now-adult fans with functional branded kitchen products that serve to playfully alleviate the pains of "adulting' at home. This progression highlights the mission of brands to assert themselves as larger-than-life cult movements by producing limited edition unexpected items that cater to a growing fan base with various overlapping interests. [More]
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79,824 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Sep 18
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Modern kitchen appliances take the guesswork out of preparation
Implications - Marrying modern consumers' competing desire to create things for themselves and need for convenience, cooking appliances are being designed to work in a more automated way. Providing users with reassurance that their meals will turn out as desired and limiting their involvement in the process, this approach to modern appliances is gaining traction. [More]
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185,030 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Mar 17
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