Mintel's Global Food and Drink Trends 2017 report highlights six areas companies can focus their energy when developing new products.

The key to success in any industry is knowing what customers want. Putting out the right product at the right time can make all the difference. Knowing this, international research firm Mintel recently published its 2017 Global Food and Drink Trends report.

This extensive report presents data compiled from more than 60 of Mintel’s global analysts, providing current insights for food and drink manufacturers and offering predictions for the years to come. Additional insights were gathered from Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD) that tracks trends related to new product releases worldwide.

Read on for six of the most pressing global trends related to the food and beverage industries.