The pandemic’s impact on food trends is expected to last until 2022. We collected the data, explored what some other food and beverage business influencers are telling, and created our own inferences to offer you our take.
Transparency in Food
Consumers are becoming more interested in where their food comes from, and they are capturing on to promotional messages and categorizing practices that conveniently ignore certain data. For instance, while one label may assert that a food product is produced in the United States, the ingredients may be imported from different countries, not all of which adhere to the strict food safety standards that have been formed in the United States.
Consumers want to understand where one‘s food is coming from, how it was created, and from where it was sourced, so ingredient clarity and a strict custody chain are more essential than ever.
Ingredients That are Upcycled and Sustainable
Despite low consumer interest in repurposed ingredients, commercial interest increased 162percent in 2020, demonstrating the food company’s constructive sustainability approach. After being informed on the topic, 80percent of consumers said they would consider buying repurposed raw material products.
Consumers want to know not only where their food comes from, but also how it influences the environment and whether it influences climate change. For these issues, some people have turned to renewable sources of food such as legumes, grains, and even seaweed and algae. Foods that effectively minimize waste are also famous, such as using vegetables and misshapen fruits that are just not Instagram-worthy.