Top 10 US food and drink trends – in pictures

By Michelle Perrett

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The IFT asked Dr A Elizabeth Sloan, president of consulting firm Sloan Trends & Solutions, to give insights on the top 10 functional food trends for 2016. She gathered data from a multitude of industry resources to come up with the following trends.

Among the list included observations that men now accounted for 43% of primary shopping and 46% help with food preparation.

The report also highlighted the fact that 30% food shoppers participated in at least one specialised eating plan, favouring vegetarian, vegan and Paleo options.

Following our earlier report​ last week, click through to this photogallery for more detailed information about the top 10 trends that could provide food and drink manufacturers with inspiration for new product development.

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