America's top foodie channel, The Food Channel, has released its 2012 Trends Forecast—the top ten food trends predicted for the coming year. This report is put together in conjunction with , the International Food Futurists, and Mintel International.
JWT has released its seventh annual year-end forecast of key trends that will shape or significantly impact consumer behaviour in the near future. Continued economic uncertainty is at the center of or driving several of these trends; another theme is the rising idea of shared responsibility. As always, new technology is a key factor as well.
Consumer concerns about health and wellness, coupled with a continued uncertain economic future, will set the stage for ongoing food and beverage trends to be stretched to their full potential in 2012 as both industry and consumers tighten their belts on spending and investments, according to new market research from Leatherhead Food Research in the UK.
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