Food and Foodservice Trends from the National Restaurant Association Show 2019


Euromonitor International’s research team was at the 2019 National Restaurant Association show to observe trends in the food and foodservice industries. In packaged food, protein in traditionally low-protein categories was a clear trend, with companies like Trident Seafoods using fish in pasta to up the protein content. Meat substitutes also continues to be a trend, with well known companies like Impossible featured prominently at the show. However, meat substitute companies are expanding into other ingredients such as jackfruit. In consumer foodservice, personalisation continues to be a trend, evident in self-pour bars. In delivery, companies are focused on sustainable, durable containers.