Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series on trends impacting the food and beverage industry in 2023.

As the calendar turns to 2023, food and beverage companies have a new focus on consumers.

The sector has always tried to give consumers what they want, but this year, new technologies and new ideas bring that consumer focus to light in new ways. As a tight economy and high rates of inflation continue to challenge the business, food and drink companies are eyeing new ways to capture those hard-won consumer dollars.

The movement toward more RTD cocktails will continue,

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What trends will take the food and beverage industry by storm in 2023? Have some been brewing for a while? Find out New Food’s predictions here…

2022 has been and gone and we have now entered another year. With a new year comes resolutions, a different number to remember when writing the date, and, of course, new food trends. But what will they be?

Last January, New Food’s Editor Joshua Minchin predicted various food trends for 2022. These included: indulgence continuing, home cooking remaining popular after the pandemic, few changes being made to CBD regulations, functional foods and personalised nutrition

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Leslie Beck, a Toronto-based private practice dietitian, is director of food and nutrition at Medcan. Follow her on Twitter @LeslieBeckRD

Just as it has in the past (almost) three pandemic years, personal wellness will be an important driver of food trends this year.

Environmental sustainability will also continue to sway our food choices in 2023, even more so as consumers become increasingly concerned about climate change.

And with persistent inflation, at least for the first half of this year, we’ll be looking to take care of personal and planetary health without squeezing our

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From the most searched news to the biggest questions people had, Google shared its top trending searches of 2022 with the world.

When we enter a new year, trend predictions are everywhere as far as the eye can see from fashion to wall color to fitness. But what about food?

Trends in general are difficult to predict, with food trends being one of the toughest as tastes (pun most definitely intended) change as economic and social conditions do.

I mean who would have thought scores of people would have been trying their hand at baking bread during the pandemic? Or

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The nutrition industry is always changing, with many new food trends popping up year after year. Some of these trends come and go, but there are a few that nutrition experts say are here to stay in the New Year.

While you may not see fad diets on this list, you will find nutrition trends that will actually make a difference for your health in 2023. Just because these trends are popular right now, doesn’t mean that they won’t have a big impact on our health.

So let’s dive in to find out exactly what experts say you can keep

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Dishes that are an aggressive mash-up of global flavors — like sashimi tostadas and tandoori spaghetti — will hit restaurant menus in 2023, a style that’s been dubbed “chaos cooking,” food prognosticators say.

  • Those concoctions will live or die depending on how well they play on TikTok, the latest must-use channel for restaurateurs.

Why it matters: With dining out almost back to pre-pandemic levels, people continue to crave novelty in their meals as well as video-friendly foods they can show off to their friends (butter boards, anyone?).

  • Still, restaurants are struggling to manage soaring food prices and
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