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January 2022 Trends Talk

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

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After a newfangled 2021, you are likely wondering what trends are driving consumer behavior and new product development for the food, farming, and food systems industries in 2022. On January 24th, FFI staff and special guests will share with you the major highlights! Your business or clients will benefit by staying ahead of the curve.

First, hear from Consumer Trends expert Melanie Bartelme of Mintel. Then, FoodScape Group founder Rachel Cheatham, who aggregates over 150 trend reports showcasing the metatrends. Plus you’ll hear from FFI on what trends play out in their work. Bring your questions and insights to the facilitated discussion/Q&A that will close out our time together. Registration is free. Register below.


  • 1:00 PM to 1:10 PM
    • FFI Welcome
  • 1:10 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Melanie Zanoza Bartelme, Associate Director of Mintel Food & Drink
      • Mintel 2022 Trends Insights
  • 1:45 PM to 1:55 PM
    • Quick Q&A
  • 1:55 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Dr. Rachel Cheatham, Founder & CEO of Foodscape Group
      • Informing Innovation with Foodscape Metatrends
        • What will tomorrow’s health-focused consumer seek in food and beverage? To help answer this question, Foodscape Group conducts an annual metatrends analysis that captures the trends of trends across food, nutrition, wellness, and culinary. By quantifying 100+ trends reports and then evaluating each individual trend, the resulting analysis yields the Top 10 Metatrends. Join Dr. Rachel Cheatham from Foodscape Group to learn about how leading metatrends are forging the path for the future of food and beverage innovation.
  • 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Facilitated Trends Conversation

About the Speakers


Melanie Zanoza Bartelme is a global food analyst at Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency. She provides insights on global innovation and consumer trends across a number of food categories. Drawing on her deep passion for food, she previously reported on industry news and trends for the Institute of Food Technologists, where she created a new monthly column devoted to product development innovation. At Mintel, Melanie co-created the annual US Flavor and Ingredient Trends, which spotlight the cuisine types and ingredients that are growing on restaurant menus and on grocery shelves.


Dr. Rachel Cheatham is the Founder & CEO of Foodscape Group, LLC, a nutrition strategy consultancy based in Chicago, IL, USA. Serving as a navigation partner, Rachel helps companies and brands successfully conceptualize & position healthier foods and beverages in the global marketplace. Rachel holds a doctorate in nutritional biochemistry from Tufts University, where she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Food Marketing.  She has been a TV producer, Director at the International Food Information Council, and Senior Vice President at the global PR firm Weber Shandwick. She is a Professional Member of the Institute of Food Technologists and a member of both the American Society of Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


January 24
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
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