Trends & Foresighting

Put yourself at the centre of key food and drink trends

When it comes to food and drink trends - from flavours and ingredients to wellbeing to e-commerce - what you really need to know is how to translate them into your daily business.

Which new products to develop to open doors in foodservice. How to tweak your recipes or packaging to gain listings, better media coverage or new customers.

These are the types of decisions The Knowledge Bank Trends & Foresighting insights, tips and webinars can help you with. 

Summer of '21

Treading a delicate path between lockdowns and hospitality re-starts, food to go and food to stay, producers and operators round the world have been finding ever more inventive ways to keep our love of food and drink central to our new lives. 

Summer of '21


Scotland, along with the rest of the UK, is already thinking hard about what our food system will look like in years to come.

Scotland’s national food strategy Good Food Nation was first published in 2014 and this month we’ve seen the first independent review into England’s food system in 75 years, the National Food Strategy, published. Over in Europe, the EU is also striving to develop a food system fit for the 21st century.

With this in mind we’re looking at two trends that are generating new ideas to tackle these global imperatives.    


Take the next steps to unlocking growth

Whether you’re looking at home markets or exports, The Knowledge Bank will help you plan better and act smarter

UK Markets

Every Scottish food and drink business has tangible opportunities in UK markets. The Knowledge Bank data and insights will help you identify and capture them.

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International Markets

The benefits and opportunities around exports are still compelling for food and drink businesses, despite recent challenges. The Knowledge Bank has resources and ideas to start, resume or accelerate your export journey.

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Under the Spotlight

The world changed in 2020 and 2021, so what does the new world look like? Our in-depth Under the Spotlight reports give you the lowdown on new behaviours and market dynamics, and what they mean for your business.

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