The Fourth Industrial Revolution - a new era that builds and extends the impact of digitization in new and unanticipated ways - is in its infancy, yet it is already disrupting the historically stable food and beverage business.
The trend to cage-free eggs has gained huge momentum in many world markets. But just what this massive supply chain overhaul will take - meeting today’s huge demand for eggs with yesterday’s techniques - is staggering. It actually took farmers a really long time to figure out how to put the bird in the cage - and it’s going to take a while to figure out how to get it back out. [A brilliant and insightful article. Ed]
Thinning is winning in the US snack aisle, as food companies introduce thinner, crispier cookies and crackers. “Less is more” is the essence of the “thin” trend – less thickness means more pieces the consumer can eat for less or the same amount of calories as the original or thicker counterparts.
America's Whole Foods Market is one of the nation's trendiest retailers. Here's what its product experts have pinpointed as the 10 top food trends to watch in 2016. From “old-world” ingredients to emerging flavours and sourcing trends, ttheir forecast covers a lot of ground.