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06/28/2022

Whole Foods predicts summer condiment trends

The Amazon-owned grocer predicts the types of sauces and spreads that will be a hit this season
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Summer is here, customers are firing up the grill and, according to Whole FoodsMarket, taking their dishes to new heights.

For the second summer, the Amazon-owned grocer is predicting which food and beverage trends will dominate barbecues and picnics this season.

After naming the top five plant-based trends for summer last year, Whole Foods has turned its focus to condiments for summer 2022, and the timing couldn't be better.

According to Mintel, sales for the condiment, marinade and dressing category are expected to hit US$2.9 billion by 2024, showing growth of more than 5% since 2020.

In a press release, Rachel Bukowski, Whole Foods' senior team leader of R&D for exclusive brands, said customers were experimenting with condiments and turning to elevated versions of traditional classics.

“Going forward, we expect to see the continued innovation in condiments for special diets like vegan, keto-friendly, low sugar and low-sodium options, as well as globally inspired condiments with distinct cultural stories,” said Bukowski.

Here’s a look at the top five condiment trends for summer: