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African Flavors Trend Is Big and Bold in 2017

Asian cuisine has been at the forefront when it comes to ethnic flavor trends the last couple of years. We love a vindaloo, Thai curry, sushi, or a bowl of pho or bibimbap. Asian cuisine isn’t going anywhere, but what’s next in spicy, flavorful, ethnic cuisine? We’re looking forward to the big and bold flavors of Africa in 2017 and 2018. (more…)

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Talking Colorado Market Research at the Quirks Event in Brooklyn

The FDR Innovation team had a fine time at the Quirks Event in Brooklyn a couple weeks back. At the market research show, we talked up our market research capabilities and the new Innovation Center here in Denver. (In case you missed it, you can see photos and a floor plan of our market research facility here.)

Here you’ll find a few photos from the two-day event.


The Seed Trend Is Growing In 2017

Healthy and environmentally-friendly foods are increasingly popular. People aren’t afraid of fat anymore, but they want it wrapped up with protein and fiber into a convenient, sustainable little package. That’s where seeds fit in nicely. Seeds are an easy and guilt-free way to sprinkle nutrition and value onto the foods that people are already eating.


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FDR’s 2017 Food Trend Predictions in the Media

Last fall, we published our big list of 2017 food and beverage trend predictions as well as our list of trending foods on the fringe. Both lists received attention from food writers who included our insights into their own coverage. Here we bring you a few of our favorite media mentions.

Trends That Will Pique Your Interest

John Lehndorff presented an incredible list of unusual trending foods in his Boulder Weekly article, “Everybody mukbang tonight.”

“Flat is in: Centennial-based Food and Drink Resources’ 2017 food and beverage trends include the rising popularity of khachapuri (Georgian egg pizza), okonamyaki (thin savory Japanese pancakes), jackfruit (as a meat substitute), dragonfruit, harissa (North African spice mix), fruit soups and ‘crowlers,’ a metal version of the brewery growler that is canned at the bar.”

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FDR Offers Services for FDA Menu Labeling Compliance

Food & Drink Resources (FDR) is able to manage restaurant menu development from A to Z. Starting with recipe innovation and finishing with nutrition labeling on your menus.

We know you may not need it all at this moment, but we’re guessing you do need the nutrition analysis to comply with the Food & Drug Administration’s upcoming menu labeling deadline — May 5, 2017. This is not the first time the FDA has promised enforcement of the rule, but it looks as though this compliance date will stand firm. (more…)

Quirks Event 2017 exhibitor

Meet FDR at the Quirk’s Event in Brooklyn

On March 21-22, 2017, the Food & Drink Resources team will be exhibiting at the Quirk’s Event in Brooklyn! Find us at booth #708 where we will showcase our market research capabilities. At the FDR Innovation Center, we offer full-service market research services to food manufacturers, restaurants, as well as other CPG companies.

Will you be at Quirk’s in Brooklyn or are you based in New York City and available to meet? If so, we hope you come by to discuss how we may be able to serve you. (more…)