Global flavors, simplicity rank highest in report from Curious Plot
August 23, 2023
A majority of trendsetting food consumers are most interested in discovering recipes that can be prepped in less than 30 minutes. And it’s not just quick and easy meals they crave. Global flavors are driving the next food trends. These are among the findings in the “Consumer Curiosity Report,” a national survey of more than 700 food-forward consumers to gauge curiosity on culinary, nutrition and sustainability topics.
Consumers of all ages are most willing to try ethnic cuisines in their home cooking, at restaurants, and when traveling. They name Asian, European, and Latin American flavors as the most influential and Asian as the most familiar and inspirational. Preferences for specific ethnic cuisines, however, vary somewhat based on food and beverage category.
Healthy aging could be defined as staying active and in good health—both physically and mentally—while getting older. Overall, three-quarters of consumers we survey report that healthy aging is “very” or “extremely important” to them.
Manufacturers and brands work to harness technology, reduce waste and introduce more planet-friendly packaging to deliver eco-friendly alternatives
February 23, 2023
Key industry players are focusing on reducing food waste by about 50% through the adoption of several methods to extend the shelf-life of food. Top companies are paying strict regulations on food waste. FDA supports the food industry regarding food safety, packaged foods, and clean labeling. In the coming period, food manufacturers are likely to develop smart technology that may reduce the wastage of food items.
Combined worldwide spending on independently created content, items purchased via peer-to-peer commerce, and ridesharing services will grow to a total of $294 billion by 2026
January 11, 2023
A staggering 48% of all households surveyed reported engaging in at least one source of tech-enabled income generation in 2022, led by content creation, peer-to-peer commerce, and rideshare driving. This trend is driven by Gen Z- and Millennial-led households, where 60% of respondents said they derived such income in the last year.
Trying to capture the fast-moving plant- and cell-based meat industry is something akin to taking a picture with an old Polaroid instant film camera. It’s only a very quick, momentary snapshot in time while the subject continues to change.