Things are getting fancier in the food industry as household staples get makeovers. The trend was evident at Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center, January 15–17. This season’s event was full of surprises.

With all of the frenzy surrounding mobile and social networking, you may wonder what the next exciting trend will be.

The first question you have to ask yourself when preparing your company’s mobile solution is: Are you going to create a downloadable application, or are you going to create a mobile website?

When used excessively and in large numbers, plastic bags can turn into Bag Monsters.

A fish oil manufacturer put their BLOOD, sweat and tears forward to prove the value of their products.

There’s currently a tremendous “buzz” around QR codes and their usefulness as a successful marketing tool. 

Nancy Trent

A shop around the New York Gift Show with my trend-spotting eye revealed that everyday items are being packaged as gifts.

How businesses can take advantage of Twitter’s promotional power.

I returned from the Summer Fancy Food Show a little fuller and lot more educated.