Talking Points: Emerging Trends to Watch in 2017

Our first Talking Points of 2017 peers into the future, at the emerging trends and fads that have caught the attention of (largely U.S.-based) food industry players. Many were kind enough to share their views with us (in confidence) when we conducted our recent reader survey (see December’s Talking Points: The Big Surprises in 2016). Here are some select quotes in what some view as a “transformational year, given the U.S. and U.K. political scene,” with possible further upheavals in Europe, grouped around four of the most popular topics, along with some commentary: