From seaweed snacks to ‘clean’ keto, Future Cubed food futurist Tony Hunter forecasts what consumer trends will shape food and beverage innovation.
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Social media users are more likely to eat fruit and veg – or snack on junk food – if they think their friends do the same, a new study has found.
Source: Social media users “copy” friends’ eating habits – Aston University
For millions of American college students, the first taste of adult freedom comes in a bite of Stouffer’s French Bread Pizza or a salty slurp from a Cup Noodles. Hemmed in by fire-safety rules and tight budgets, dorm dwellers have long embraced such microwaved delicacies, honing cook times in shared lounges with low-powered appliances balanced atop mini fridges.
Source: Why Americans Just Can’t Quit Their Microwaves
Consumers’ eating patterns tend to shift during the summer months, becoming more experimental and experiential with new items taking center plate such as meat-less burgers, blended proteins, ‘standalone’ side dishes, and all-day snacking, says Tyson Foods in its 2019 Summer Trends Report.
Source: Tyson Foods talks seasonal eating trends: ‘This summer, protein is the superhero’
Conglomerates take note of a profitable way to reach a younger, more diverse crowd than the shrinking base of customers for some familiar condiments and packaged foods that have fallen out of step with dining trends.
Source: Hot Trend: Spicy Sauces Are on Fire – WSJ
Monitoring and reacting to passengers’ changing tastes and preferences is essential for airlines seeking to offer a desirable inflight catering offer. […]
Source: The changing food tastes of passengers – Aircraft Interiors International
Los Angeles-based firm CBRE delivered projections on topics from e-commerce to prepared meals to store experience in its latest research report on the grocery industry.
Source: 11 predictions for the future of grocery – Produce Retailer
Ethical dining and multicultural interest will shape college foodservice operations.
Source: Five Culinary Trends on the Rise With Young Consumers | Convenience Store News