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Consumer Insight: Beyond Comfort — Moving Past Flavor Trends to Connect With Food-Aware Consumers

Published: 17 May 2016

ID: G00363789

Analyst(s): Iconoculture Research Team


Consumers' relationship with food is going through a transformation. With sales of ethnic foods rising in both the grocery and restaurant sectors, as well as growth in condiments and especially hot sauces, it's clear: Consumers want more — more flavors, more spice and more styles of cuisine.

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