It can cost upwards of a million dollars to open a new restaurant, a dizzying investment that would quash foodie dreams faster than you can say, “Bill, please!” Food trucks have become a popular alternative, and now there's an exciting move to food bikes.
For millions of Americans pushing a cart up and down the lengthy aisles of their neighbourhood supermarkets — past dozens of brands of packaged cereal and crackers lit by fluorescent lights — has lost any cachet it might ever have had. Here's their good news: the days of shopping this way look numbered.
Eggs are very much on the menu. In the US, their dynamism not only puts dwindling fresh meat sales to shame, but it seems that protein-packed eggs are turning into a threat for carbohydrate-based breakfast cereal. As eggs shed their high-cholesterol stigma, sales will increasingly be fuelled by rising demand from mature consumers, providing excellent long-term growth prospects, reports Simone Baroke, a contributing analyst at Euromonitor.
Consumer driven food trends are nothing new. “Organics”, gluten-free and buying “local” have all captured consumers, encouraging supermarkets and to respond. The latest impactful trend is “ugly food” - how are supermarkets and consumers reacting to this?
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