14 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019 STILL TRENDING • CBD: Trendspotters see continuing growth in products across categories containing CBD, especially as the market gains a greater understanding of the incorporation of it and other functionals as ingredients. • Dairy-free products: Dairy alternatives, oat and nut-based milks in particular, will continue to reign in yogurts, beverages, creamers, and frozen desserts. • Fermented beverages: Refrigerated, ready- to-drink functional beverages have grown 55 percent in retail sales, according to SFA’s State of the Specialty Food Industry research. Probiotic-friendly kombucha has led the charge, and more fermented functional beverages touting health, tradition, and flavor are on the horizon. Drinking vinegars, which are high in probiotics, amino acids, and antioxidants, will also continue to emerge. • Regional cuisines of Asia, West Africa, and Latin America: This top trend of 2019 will continue in the New Year as consumer knowledge grows. Look for flavors and ingredients from these areas in spices, sauces, and bases.