Top 25 Food Industry Trends in 2024

Top 25 Food Industry Trends in 2024


The experts at American International Foods, Inc. have unveiled their annual projections for the top industry trends anticipated in 2024. The AIFI team has conducted a thorough analysis of prominent food and beverage industry trends in the United States, as well as other notable trends that are expected to see growth in the U.S. this year. Below find our top 25 Trends for 2024 as well as our 2024 Trend Map which provides a holistic view of the link between macro and micro trends across the food and beverage industry.

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American International Foods, Inc. has over 20 years of experience in helping its clients effectively predict and respond to trends in the food manufacturing sector. AIFI provides its customers with unparalleled industry knowledge, personalized supply chain solutions, and a complete product line comprised of more than 2500 food and beverage ingredients.


Top  25 Food and Beverage Trends in 2024


  1. Plant Based

  2. Sustainability

  3. Health & Wellness

  4. Functional/Clean Energy

  5. Buckwheat & Ancient Grains

  6. Alternative Sweeteners

  7. Global Flavors

  8. Sweet + Spicy “Swicy” Flavors

  9. Botanical Flavors

  10. Nostalgic Flavors

  11. Gut Health

  12. Non Alcoholic RTD “Mocktails”

  13. Tamarind

  14. Convenience

  15. Savory Flavors in Baking & Beverage

  16. Sweet Flavors in Snack

  17. Single Serving Sizes

  18. Adaptogens & Nootropics

  19. Micro Algae

  20. Women’s Health

  21. Personalized Nutrition

  22. Ube

  23. Private Label Products

  24. Fermented Foods

  25. Gourmet Noodles


2024 Food Industry Trends Map

AIFI identified several macro (green) and micro (grey) trends in our 2024 trends report. The below graphic represents where each trend fits in the greater food and beverage industry landscape, how they are related, and oftentimes overlap with other trends.


  1. Health & Wellness

  2. Flavors

    • Global Flavors

      • Mexican/ Latin American Flavors
        • Churro (Cinnamon, Sugar)
        • Dulce De Leche (Milk, Sugar, Vanilla, Cinnamon)
        • Chili-Lime (Sea Salt, Chili, Dehydrated Lime Juice, Citric acid)
        • Sazon (Coriander, Cumin, Salt, Black Pepper, Oregano, Garlic, Onion, Annatto, Turmeric)
        • Adobo (Vinegar, Sugar, Soy Sauce, Garlic, Paprika, Cumin, Black Pepper, Salt, Onion)
        • Birria (Chilis, Cumin, Clove, Cinnamon, Garlic, Onion, Salt, Sugar, Coriander, Allspice, Oregano)
        • Chorizo (Paprika, Salt, Garlic, Onion, Black Pepper, Mustard, Vinegar)
        • Nopales (Prickly Pear Cactus)
          • Prickly Pear Oil
      • Asian Flavors
        • Tropical Fruit (Calamansi, Yuzu, Lychee, Pomelo, Dragon fruit)
        • Ube
        • Matcha
        • Tamarind
        • Cherry Blossom
        • Korean BBQ (Sesame, Sugar, chili, orange, ginger, onion, garlic, white pepper, black pepper, paprika, rice syrup, rice vinegar, salt)
    • Nostalgic Flavors

      • Marshmallow/s’more
      • Cinnamon sugar
      • Chocolate/Vanilla/ Strawberry
      • Orange Creamsicle
      • Apple Pie
    • Fusion Flavors

      • Swicy (sweet and Spicy) Flavor Combinations(hot honey, Hot pepper – lime (jalapeno/habanero/chili), Thai Sweet Chili, Chipotle Pineapple
      • Sweet and Sour
      • Savory flavors in baking & Beverage (Cheese, Rosemary, Garlic, Sea Salt, Smoke, Chili, Pickle, Botanicals, Herbs, Spices)
      • Sweet flavors in Snacks (Caramel, Chocolate, Cinnamon-Sugar, Honey, Vanilla)
    • Botanical Flavors

      • Rose, Lavender, Hibiscus, Honeysuckle, Elderflower, Lemongrass, Turmeric, Ginger, Chamomile
  3. Convenience

    • Single Serving Foods

      • Little Treats (candies, brownies, cookies, chocolates,)
      • Gourmet Instant Noodles (Flour, Oil, Salt)
  4. Food Budgeting

    • Premium Private Label

    • Value Driven/ Cost Conscious Consumers

  5. Sustainability

    • Preventing Food Waste

      • Water Conservation
      • Regenerative Agriculture
      • Foods made with upcycled ingredients (Spent Grains, Eggshell, Starches, Fruit & Vegetable Pulp, Puree, Powder, Fibers, Peels)
    • Flexitarian Diets

      • Carneficionados


AIFI – A Leading Food & Beverage Ingredient Supplier & Distributor

At AIFI, we recognize the importance of staying ahead of consumer trends for manufacturers. Consumers crave food and beverage products that include proper nutrition as well as delicious taste. We strive to offer our clients several ingredient options including non-GMO, gluten-free, organic, and fair trade. We maintain complete documentation for each ingredient we offer, allowing our customers transparency and peace of mind.

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