Melanie is associate director and global food analyst for Mintel’s Food & Drink platform. She provides insights on global innovation and consumer trends across a number of food categories, including produce, pasta and grains, and sauces and seasonings
Melanie is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the industry. She has presented at conferences and trade shows around the globe and appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR and The BBC.
Prior to joining Mintel in 2017, Melanie reported on industry news and trends for the Institute of Food Technologists, where she created a new monthly column devoted to product development innovation.
Melanie holds a BS in journalism from Northwestern University. In her spare time, she loves to share what she’s eating at home in Chicago or while traveling the globe on her Instagram, @melanietastestheworld.