Mintel will be providing its annual glimpse into the future at the new products forum next month. The predictions include a growth in products which provide not only flavour but a physical sensation. Package size polarisation is also expected, with more small packs for snacking and large packs for bulk buying convenience, but fewer and fewer mid-range "family" packs. This may also lead to an increase in refill sizes. The International New Products Forum will take place in Leatherhead on February 5. Mintel is offering a discount to readers of The Grocer. Originally priced £450, readers are offered tickets for £395. For further information, contact Karen Dowse on 020 7606 4533. {{NEWS }}