I always roll my eyes at the word "foodie", mostly because I think the obsession with all things culinary has become so common in our culture that it seems pointless to make it an isolated category. But this great read in the Washington Post really displays the impact food trends have had on "foodies" and millennials. It's not surprising that millennials are the biggest food-obsessed population group (they spend almost $96 billion on food according to this article). But it's particularly interesting to see how food trends break down in terms of gender, location, and race. Brands can certainly benefit from this information as they could a type of food trend to focus in on a specific group of millennials:

Men drinking craft beer, women eating quinoa, and other millennial foodie trends, ranked - The Washington Post, by: Rachel Premack