Food and Beverage Trends Millennials Can’t Get Enough Of
Every generation brings different preferences that force business to shift accordingly, and millennials’ influence on the food industry is no exception. Here are seven food and beverage trends that today’s young adults can’t get enough of…according to FDR’s intern Mary Murphy. Mary is a junior at Western Michigan University majoring in Food & CPG Marketing.
1. Organic & Natural
The younger generation has brought an awareness and demand for healthier food options. Twenty-somethings are much more inclined to order something off the menu that has the words “organic” or “natural” in the ingredient list. Continue reading
Zero-Proof and Low-ABV Summer Cocktails
Summer cocktails should be light and refreshing, and after a day of playing in the sun, you should be able to quench your thirst without getting knocked on your behind from the alcohol. Right now, fresh ingredients and creative combinations are taking precedence over a big hit of alcohol—that’s why today’s bar professionals are creating zero-proof and low alcohol by volume (ABV) cocktails that are easy to love on warm summer days. Continue reading
A Preferred FDR Vendor: Maple Leaf Foods
Food & Drink Resources (FDR) has worked with Maple Leaf Foods since 2017 when the company decided to expand outside of Canada into the United States. As a preferred vendor, FDR positions Maple Leaf’s meat products in front of our restaurant operator clients when it is a good fit. Maple Leaf makes that job easy. Continue reading
Better-for-You Sourdough Bread
While most people believe cutting carbs is necessary for a more healthful diet, a new culinary trend has sparked interest for those who have starved themselves for far too long: better-for-you sourdough bread. Continue reading
This Year’s Coffee Obsession Comes Cold Brewed
Coffee is a daily requirement for most of us, but coffee habits change with the seasons—insulated mugs in the winter and cups with straws and ice in the summer. This summer, those cups aren’t just filled with hot-brewed coffee that’s been cooled down and put on ice. It’s better than that. This year’s coffee obsession comes cold-brewed.
Fermented Foods for the Gut-Health Trend
Gut bacteria. Are there any two words that are less appetizing? Probably not. And yet, that’s what people are talking about these days. What are they eating while they’re talking about gut bacteria? Fermented foods. Because while fermented foods have always been popular for their flavor, they are also popular for their gut-healthy bacteria.