The influential Hartman Group in the US presents 12 big trends its believes will be notable in 2012. Many of these, it notes, have been percolating for some time and represent paradigm shifts in culture, as well as in business, that its now sees expanding in influence beyond the scope of 2012. In general, how Americans eat has dramatically changed and will continue to change, which in and of itself should be enough to make anyone working in or connected to the food industry take a moment to pause and consider.
US food expert, Phil Lempert, also known as The Supermarket Guru, has presented his thoughts on what 2012 holds for the [American] food industry, a year that he says may be one of the most exciting – and game-changing in the food world... [and some really interesting insights, even if the focus is very much US of A]
More trends with a foodie-culinary slant, this time from the super-successful internet newspaper, The Huffington Post, only this is a look back on 2011. Among this rather eclectic-to-strange selection are insects, artisanal butchery, meatballs and macarons...
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