How Peru’s Central Restaurante Is Changing the Way We View Farm-To-Table

Posted by: Cody Sanger in: Food/Beverage -

cacao_11 (1)This April, while at the 18th Annual Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival in Napa, Calif., we learned about emerging trends taking the international food industry by storm. We saw a wide range of presentations about all kinds of cuisines, but one particular presentation stood out from the rest.

Led by Virgilio Martinez, chef and owner of Lima, Peru’s Central Restaurante, From the Andes to the Amazon: A Showcase of Culinary Inspirations from Peru was an eye-opening demonstration of the lengths Martinez goes to incorporate indigenous Peruvian ingredients into modern dishes.


Millennials Crave Transparency, Communication from Brands

Posted by: Cody Sanger in: Consumer Lifestyle - Food/Beverage -

Millennial consumers’ buying power is expected to reach nearly $3 trillion in 2016, making it critical that marketers in the food and beverage industry understand what makes millennials tick in order to effectively reach them.

One thing we’ve learned is that millennials are attracted to authentic, trustworthy brands that they feel a genuine connection with.  Millennials are increasingly seeking out ethical and more transparent alternatives to brands that use conventional fast, mass production processes, for example:

  • 59 percent of millennials will stop buying a brand’s products if they believe the brand is unethical or untrustworthy
  • 58 percent of millennials agree that purchasing decisions reflect a person’s personal values
  • 74 percent wish food companies were more transparent about how they make their products

So how can brands be more transparent? Simply put: Communication is key. Here are three examples of companies that are leading the way in transparency and operational visibility:


Follow 2016’s Food & Beverage Trends

Posted by: Admin in: Food/Beverage -

Food and Bev Sample ImageThis year, will you unwind with an Oregon white blend, or a beer cocktail or a made-just-for-you drink? Will you get a health boost from plant-based eating, superfruits in your chocolate or no-sugar iced tea?


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