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About the Bacon Report

The Bacon Trend Report investigates the attraction to bacon, including all related products and innovations to hit the market in recent months. Consumers’ love affair with eating and cooking bacon remains stronger than ever, as products like bacon flavor vodka, maple bacon cookies and bacon-inspired scarves remain in high demand. Businesses will explore bacon recipes and culinary experiments in our report, including Canadian bacon, smoked bacon pasta, bacon pie and bacon fries that have gained popularity among consumers as a riposte to vegan lifestyle.

Who It's For

While there are many food trends influencing consumers and companies, our research is aimed at culinary experts, restaurateurs, chefs, restaurant chains and food industry market researchers looking to supplement their business with innovation and insight. By using our consumer-based data, industry professionals can isolate specific trends that will spark creativity while adding another layer of innovation.

In the ever-changing world of the food industry, consumer preferences are constantly changing. Analyze popular food trends and isolate emerging market opportunities by subscribing to our Bacon Trend Report.

The Bacon Trend Report, last published on Jun 22, 2015, includes 112 PRO Trends and 560 examples of bacon market research and bacon consumer trends related to: pork, ham, recipes, restaurants, cooking and bacon trends.

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Methodology

Our bacon research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced bacon articles and 2,406,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 112 Bacon PRO Trends = 112 Powerpoint Pages Bacon PPT Report
• 560 Bacon Examples

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• 78 Bacon Videos (Online) Bacon Videos
• 3,360 Bacon Images (Online) Bacon Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Alcohol, Champagne, Extreme, Football, Golf, Hockey, Hunting, Party, Bar, Cheese, Juice, Pop, Burgers, Cigarettes, Circus, Bacon, Barbecue, Water, Candy, Chicken, chocolate, Pizza, Milk, Cookies, Dairy, Dinner, Ice Cream, Restaurant, Pants, Sugar and more!



Sample Bacon Pro Trends

Each Bacon PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online bacon articles, videos and images. Examples:

Cultured Carbohydrate Pasta dishes incorporate international flavor for exotic appeal Implications - Emerging flavors are becoming more global in their scope, a fact that is especially reflected in pasta dishes. Once a traditional Italian meal, pasta has been transformed into a neutral palate for a multitude of different flavors hailing from the across the globe. In North America, this shift exemplifies a consumer willingness to infuse now-classic forms of comfort food with ethnic flavors.
Cultured Carbohydrate
Pasta dishes incorporate international flavor for exotic appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Specialized Sustenance QSR brands develop ordering systems that deliver personalized menu items Implications - Adding to the already appealing nature of quick service restaurants are ordering systems that provide customized, made-to-order menu items. The growth of bespoke maker culture drives these individualistic foodie features, especially among consumers familiar with the spread of maker culture.
Specialized Sustenance
QSR brands develop ordering systems that deliver personalized menu items
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Branded Customization Brands allow consumers to personalize both packaging and product Implications - Recognizing the growing desire for customization, particularly in the realm of food and beverage, brands are turning to personalized branding techniques to increase allure. By allowing buyers to customize flavor, food form and even the actual packing design of products, brands are putting more power than ever before into the hands of the consumer, ultimately trusting them to create a meaningful experience.
Branded Customization
Brands allow consumers to personalize both packaging and product
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Interactive Pet Packaging Animal treat branding incorporates experiential aesthetics Implications - The pet food industry is full of stiff competition, and in response, companies are visually engaging animal owners with interactive packaging. Beyond aesthetics, designs that deliver memorable experiences also help foster relationships between brands and consumers who are often pressed for time and faced with choice.
Interactive Pet Packaging
Animal treat branding incorporates experiential aesthetics
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Crust Creativity QSR brands develop striking pizza dough concepts Implications - Companies specializing in comfort foods are releasing unusual pizza dough recipes that challenge typical notions of the meal. The inclusion of atypical ingredients adds edge to dishes that are otherwise predictable. This approach to cuisine bridges the gap between familiar, popular products and a consumer desire for novelty.
Crust Creativity
QSR brands develop striking pizza dough concepts
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Condensed Protein Consumers keep portion control top-of-mind when it comes to red meat Implications - Consumers are searching for reduced or alternative forms of red meat to relieve the guilt brought on by the health food movement. Besides easier delivery and consumption, these reformatted meals suggest that steak is an indulgence that can be portioned for both healthier consumption and on-the-go enjoyment.
Condensed Protein
Consumers keep portion control top-of-mind when it comes to red meat
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Health-Conscious Carnivore Consumers opt for healthy steak dishes to alleviate their guilt Implications - The emphasis on health-consciousness has caused many meat-eaters to reevaluate their consumption habits. Those unwilling to do away with red meat entirely are turning to reformatted steak dishes that feature healthy ingredients and marinades. Ultimately, consumers are feeling such a pressure to alter their diets, even their guilty pleasures are becoming more reflective of the health movement.
Health-Conscious Carnivore
Consumers opt for healthy steak dishes to alleviate their guilt
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Meaty Libation The exploratory tone of foodie culture crosses boundaries into savory alcohol Implications - Foodie culture is a movement based in exploration and experience, which has moved beyond edibles and into alcohol beverages with flavor-reversal ideas such as meat-flavored alcohol. This particular idea points to a more hearty, comforting approach to drinking. The familiarity of the meat products allows consumer to explore within familiar boundaries.
Meaty Libation
The exploratory tone of foodie culture crosses boundaries into savory alcohol
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 106 more Bacon PRO Trends and 560 examples!



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