Specialty Food Magazine

Spring 2020

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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TREND REPORT Plants as Plants As one of its Top Trends of 2020, the Trendspotter Panel predicted a renewed consumer interest in whole fruits and vegetables as part of a plant-based diet and that trend was visible at the Winter Show. • Life's Grapes Vine-Dried Grapes and Peanut-Covered Grapes • Mooney Farms Bella Sun Luci Tomato Jerky • Pitaya Dragonfruit and Jackfruit bite-sized fruit cubes Prebiotic-Rich Functional Beverages According to SFA's annual State of the Specialty Food Industry research, functional beverages are part of the overall rise in popularity of specialty beverages that is helping spur specialty sales. Beverages with prebiotic benefits specifically, emerged at the Winter Show. • Mayawell Sparkling Prebiotic Beverage • Teranga Baobab Juices, made with baobab a prebiotic- and antioxidant-rich fruit grown on trees throughout Africa • Xoca Cocoa Fruit Soda with prebiotic benefits, made from a byproduct of the cacao bean Oat Milk Takes Dairy- Free Center Stage Dairy alternatives continue to grow, with oat milk dominating as new products were introduced in cheeses, creamers, butters, confections, and RTD beverages. Examples include: • Ancient Foods MOATzarella • Califia Farms Oatmilk Creamer • Endangered Species Chocolate Oat Milk Chocolate Bars • Miyoko's Creamery Cultured Vegan Oat Milk Butter • Rise Brewing Co. Oat Milk Latte Nitro Cold Brew Coffee • Verve Oatmilk Macchiatos 52 SPECIALTY FOOD SPECIALTYFOOD.COM 3 4 2

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