The fast food business has seen better times. In 2014 McDonald's annual global revenues fell for the first time in 12 years. As consumers become more health conscious, cheap fast food seems to be losing its appeal. But there is a striking exception to this downward trend, explains The Economist.
The 'sharing economy' is but one example of how disruptive innovation can be an influential change agent in food culture. The idea isn't so much about sharing products or services as it is about new kinds of relationships breaking down the wall between buyer and seller; about allowing others into one's life in ways previously not considered "normal".
The world's tolerance for hot sauces appears to be rising, reports Euromonitor International. From a global perspective, sales of spicy chilli sauces grew by nearly twice as much as packaged food. Moreover, growth was well balanced, with strong performances in both developing and developed markets, which have been struggling.
Yoghurt consumption is on the up around the globe, driven by three major food trends: health, convenience/snacking and protein. A survey commissioned by DSM has found that yoghurt is viewed by most consumers as a snack "to bridge the gap" between meals.
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