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Natalie Shmulik

Natalie Shmulik

Natalie Shmulik, M.L.A., CEO, The Hatchery Chicago  Natalie Shmulik is the go to resource for everything food business related. Along with an M.L.A. in Gastronomy from Boston University, she has a wide range of experience working with supermarkets, culinary...

2015 Food Trends

2015 Food Trends

The following list of 2015 lists on food, beverage and nutritional product trends was compiled by Global Food Forums, Inc. 2015 list contributors include Innova Market Insights, Technomic Inc., Sterling-Rice Group, Specialty Food Association, National Restaurant...

Natural Products Expo Never Fails to Please

Natural Products Expo Never Fails to Please

March 11, 2014, Global Food Forums -- The 2014 Natural Products Expo never fails to please. NPEW (West) was a "whopper" this year. With some 65,000 attendees and the Anaheim Convention Center bursting at the seams with exhibitors, one could obtain a convenient...

2012 Food Trends

2012 Food Trends

I always like sitting back as trend predictions for the coming year roll in. While each one can be insightful, when they are considered together (especially if from unrelated sources), larger themes emerge. A few disclaimers on the following list of lists include that...

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Linda Gilbert

Linda Gilbert, Founder/CEO, EcoFocus Worldwide LLCLinda Gilbert is founder/ former president of HealthFocus International and founder/current CEO for EcoFocus Worldwide LLC. Linda has over 30 years’ experience as a market development and strategy consultant linking...

Five Trends—Chips, Black Soybeans, Seaweed, Ginger & Gluten-free Oats

Five Trends—Chips, Black Soybeans, Seaweed, Ginger & Gluten-free Oats

Here are five trends—Chips, Black Soybeans, Seaweed, Ginger & Gluten-free Oats—seen at the 2012 Natural Products Expo West to be added to the “sweetener,” “kale,” and “coconut water” trends discussed in previous Global Food Forum blogs this March 2012. 1. Health...

Is Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Normal?

Is Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Normal?

The Global Food Forums blog intends to cover a range of thoughtful, hopefully even profound, issues of the food industry. This blog, no doubt, addresses one of the most serious topics of the day. Is Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Normal? What do you prefer, vanilla or...