KANSAS CITY — Throughout the year, the editors of Food Business News collect insights by speaking with experts across the industry, scouring market research, attending trade shows across the globe and reporting on the latest new product launches. It is through these efforts that we are able to help our readers stay a step ahead of the competition.

We compiled our latest findings to present an exclusive webinar reviewing the trends driving flavor innovation in the year ahead.

Flavor development is a fascinating part of the innovation process in food and beverage. It requires formulators to combine the traditional with the unusual in a manner that meets consumer expectations. Those expectations are formed by the trends buffeting the consumer marketplace.

In this presentation we’ve highlighted many of those trends, including the development of plant-based alternatives, comfort foods, clean label, functional foods and experimentation. Most of these trends are not new. What is new is how food and beverage product developers are trying to differentiate their products in what is becoming a very crowded marketplace.

Watch this free, 27-minute webinar to get a taste of what's to come in 2018.