Keeping Food Clients Up to Date with Flavor Forecasts

Whether consumers stay home or go to a restaurant, they'll still have to eat in 2009. Food companies and restaurants can sell more by marketing the latest flavor trends. Food processing giant McCormick predicts that three general trends will flavor menus in 2009:

  • International fusion
  • All natural ingredients
  • Favorite mainstays with a contemporary twist

Specifically, McCormick expects to see the following "flavor pairings" gain popularity next year:

  • Toasted Sesame and Root Beer
  • Cayenne and Tart Cherry
  • Tarragon and Beetroot

Read the rest of the list in McCormick's press release and then meet with your food service clients to discuss how to position their menus with the best 2009 flavor trends.

[Source: McCormick release, 12.03.08]
Kathy Crosett
Kathy is the Vice President of Research for SalesFuel. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and oversees a staff of researchers, writers and content providers for SalesFuel. Previously, she was co-​owner of several small businesses in the health care services sector.