Except during the recession, when consumers sought less expensive groceries, retail sales of canned, jarred, and otherwise preserved foods have been in decline. Ready meals such as canned stew, fruit, and seafood saw the steepest drops since 2003, according to researcher Euromonitor International.
Food Trends 2013
As the European winter draws nearer, Mintel has drawn attention to the huge popularity of oats porridge in Britain. reveals, one in two Brits (49%) are porridge eaters, with a quarter (23%) of users enjoying a bowl almost daily.
Open the nation’s fridges and what do you find? Alongside the ubiquitous two-pinter of semi-skimmed, crumb-infested butter and fast-ageing bag of carrots you will, as likely as not, discover a pack of super-flexible, ultra-tasty chorizo sausage.
While the savoury biscuits market is much smaller than that for sweet biscuits/cookies and levels of new product activity are generally much lower, the savoury sector has been showing a stronger growth rate in many countries. This is driven by increasingly sophisticated and complex flavours, more interesting shapes, improved textures and an increasing focus on health credentials, reports Innova.
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