ALL > Lifestyle > Spice Trend Report


About the Spice Report

The Spice Trend Report presents a vast collection of trends featuring various spices, from cinnamon recipes to creative dishes with saffron. From our crowd-sourced research, companies will have access to hundreds of herbs and flavor trends. As globalization entices consumers to expand their palette, and the explosion of online recipes makes it possible to experiment, the market is seeing a spike in creativity. This is demonstrated through the expansive use of garam masala, curry and other spicy flavors in a variety of dishes. Learn how brands like McCormick, Sobeys and others are evolving to meet evolving consumer demands.

Who It's For

The market research provided in this report is ideal for grocery store retailers, those in the restaurant industry and other culinary institutions.

Companies will be able to track consumer uses of herbs and spices with the Spice Trend Report. Customer preferences for current branding and marketing strategies are also made apparent in Trend Hunter’s research.

The Spice Trend Report, last published on Oct 28, 2014, includes 114 PRO Trends and 570 examples of spice market research and spice consumer trends related to: cinnamon, saffron, herbs, garam masala, curry and spice trends.

Custom Trend Reports Platform
Trend Reports Customers
trend research methodology

Methodology

Our spice research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced spice articles and 2,121,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 114 Spice PRO Trends = 114 Powerpoint Pages Spice PPT Report
• 570 Spice Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 80 Spice Videos (Online) Spice Videos
• 3,420 Spice Images (Online) Spice 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 Spice Pro Trends

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

Soda Upheaval The growing obesity epidemic villanizes sugary carbonated drinks Implications - Health concerns and, furthermore, the battle against child obesity has fingers pointing at soda as an "empty calorie" culprit. As a result, soda is being replaced by more health-conscious alternatives that boast the same strong flavor, caffeine content, and even in some cases, visual branding. This upheaval of a classic American beverage signifies the true strength of the health movement.
Soda Upheaval
The growing obesity epidemic villanizes sugary carbonated drinks
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Simplified Takeout Food retailers heighten takeout packaging with greater on-the-go portability Implications - Focusing more on function than aesthetic appeal, fast food retailers are enhancing their packaging with features to make on-the-go consumption easier. Customizing takeout containers with drink holders and easy-to-hold frames, brands are seeking to make takeout not only mobile but conducive to individual use. This suggests a turn toward more convenient methods of consumption.
Simplified Takeout
Food retailers heighten takeout packaging with greater on-the-go portability
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Upgrading Apparel Consumers use tutorials and DIYs to make accessories hyper-personalized Implications - As the number of consumers DIYing their own clothing rises, more and more people are using crafty techniques and tutorials to personalize apparel. This move towards customization on a budget signifies a preference and desire for fleeting fashion styles and affordable variety.
Upgrading Apparel
Consumers use tutorials and DIYs to make accessories hyper-personalized
9 Examples + Score + Implications


Drinkable Garden Moving beyond health, fresh botanical ingredients take over alcohol Implications - Though traditional bitters are a staple in mixology, taking this a step further with fresh herbs and fruit makes for more interesting flavor profiles, while catering to the health-conscious movement. Focused on both flavor and aesthetic, unabashedly freshly picked components of cocktails communicate prestige in health and taste.
Drinkable Garden
Moving beyond health, fresh botanical ingredients take over alcohol
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Indulgent Superfood Seeking nutritional benefits, consumers add antioxidants to meals in new ways Implications - While antioxidants like berries and whole grains offer plentiful health benefits, eating such nutritional ingredients on a daily basis can be tiresome. Diversifying health foods, consumers are adding superfoods and antioxidants to more indulgent recipes like desserts and junk food, combining health-conscious ingredients with a desire for more enticing sources of consumption.
Indulgent Superfood
Seeking nutritional benefits, consumers add antioxidants to meals in new ways
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Aided Infusion A shift towards more exotic flavors sees consumers utilizing infusers Implications - Consumer palates have become more accustomed to exotic flavors, which is seeing them infuse meals with herbs and spices via convenient infusers. This utilization of fresh ingredients shows a consumer preference to take control of how their food tastes as opposed to using prepackaged spices or dressings.
Aided Infusion
A shift towards more exotic flavors sees consumers utilizing infusers
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Animalistic Package Aiming to strike a loving chord with consumers, brands adopt animal elements Implications - Playing with the concepts of nostalgia and sentiment, brands are adopting the use of animals to convey innocence and a childish nature to consumers. This playful nature speaks to a consumer desire for imagination and carefree sentiments when it comes to product choice and consumption.
Animalistic Package
Aiming to strike a loving chord with consumers, brands adopt animal elements
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Sentimental Packaging The brand-consumer relationship is strengthened with emotion-focused brandin Implications - Brands are trying harder than ever to forge a meaningful relationship with consumers, which is being addressed with emotional branding that prompts a loving sentiment. Whatever the response, consumers will inherently recall the initiative, which enhances overall brand relevancy.
Sentimental Packaging
The brand-consumer relationship is strengthened with emotion-focused brandin
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 108 more Spice PRO Trends and 570 examples!



Boost your spice consumer insight!
Three options to kick-start your innovation...


1. Spice Trend Report

114 Spice PRO Trends
Spice Trend Report This report is only available to full Trend Report subscribers

2. All 2015 Reports

Spice & 100+ Reports
2013 Trend Report
$1,250

3. All 2015 Reports +
Trend Hunter PRO

Trend Report Elite
$2,210 $1,250
Most Popular - Save 43%