Food developers love thinking about which "it" flavor is going to pop this year, or which vegetable will replace kale and cauliflower. But there are generally bigger, longer-term societal changes that drive these things. We call them Macro Trends, and we’re thinking about them in the short term, and considering how they will impact things in the long term. Here are our picks for 2019.
Everyone’s buzzing about robotics, as if it’s new to food making. The fact is, the automation technologies hitting restaurants and retailing are largely adaptations of what’s been behind the scenes in CPG manufacturing for decades, where humans have been replaced by automation.