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Domenick Celentano

McCormick Flavor Forecast 2012 - Tasty New Product Development Ideas

By February 7, 2012

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McCormick Eggplant and Goat CheeseKorean Pepper Paste with Sesame, Asian Pear & Garlic, Eggplant with Honey & Harissa. Sound like McCormicks?

Every year McCormick looks into their crystal ball for Food Trends and this years Flavor Forecast for 2012 give you a glimpse to what will show up in new product launches and restaurant menus.

You know all know the McCormick brand and  you most likely have all of those spice canisters piled up in your kitchen... essentials for creating a tasty meal. McCormicks helps both large and small brands in their new product development in predicting flavor trends consumers will be demanding. Restaurants and CPG food brands rely on these forecasts so they have the food you want, when you want it and how you want it!

In the feature article Flavor Forecast Food Trends Affecting CPG New Product Launches and Restaurant Menus ,I interviewed Kevan Vetter, Corporate Executive Chef and Kevan Vetter, McCormick Technical Innovation CenterManager of Culinary Development at the McCormick Technical Innovation Center, to find out how they create their flavor forecasts and food trends that influence food industry new product launches.

In the article we chat about trends that will affect CPG Food Products you will see on grocery shelves in the next year or so:

How McCormick's Gathers Information to Create The Flavor Forecast

Examples of Past Forecasts that Came True

New Product Development using the Flavor Forecast

Significant Trends of " No Boundaries" and "Veggies in Vogue"

The Connected Table and Screened Dining - Social Word of Mouth

Larger Trends in CPG New Product Development and Launches


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