How to spot future food trends?

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Photo-trade showInnovation is the lifeblood of a brand. That’s why it’s important for food manufacturers and brand owners to keep an eye on developing trends.

The restaurant industry is the birthplace of many trends. I recommend visiting the annual Restaurant Canada Show in Toronto, usually held in February; Canada’s biggest event for the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Not just for restaurant operators, it’s a great opportunity for brand owners to:

>  spot emerging trends

>  find inspiration for your next great product

>  keep an eye on competitors

>  discover novel ingredients at Culinary Demos

>  scope out sales opportunities in the food service sector

So eat your way through the show and experience new tastes.


As a packaged foods specialist, Birgit Blain transforms food into retail-ready products. Her experience includes 17 years with Loblaw Brands and President’s Choice®. Contact her at Birgit@BBandAssoc.com. Check out this recent rebranding project.

© Birgit Blain

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  1. Great article!!

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