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Now that we know what the good people of Pinterest think will be the biggest food trends in 2016 — jelly salad! — a big, extremely on-trend grocer is sharing its predictions.
Whole Foods may have only 412 stores in the U.S., but it occupies a solid place among the country's “grocery trendsetters,” said Daniel Granderson, analyst at MarketResearch.com. Its success has encouraged competing stores to add similar organic, sustainability-oriented products to their shelves, creating a dent in Whole Foods sales recently. The company's next big challenge is to reach a more mainstream, middle-income market as it rolls out its lower-cost “365” stores.
The company asked all of its global buyers to identify the top trends that are likely to take off in 2016 based on sales data, customer feedback, and their own insights. Here's what they came back with.