Global flavors will always be a hot trend in food, but flavors are also moving more localized. As we discussed in our 2019 Snack Trends report, foods influenced by regions across the country are bringing flavor and nostalgia nationwide and being featured in snacks. It’s a celebration of America’s culinary heritage and will continue to spread to more local and regional tastes.
Retail is maximizing consumers’ interest in local flavors by featuring these snacks on shelves and merchandising them as local tastes. It’s a great way to feature these unique products, appealing to both those with hometown pride and visitors who want some local flavor.