As Gen Z takes the lead as one of the nation’s most influential groups of consumers, today’s brands can hold fast to the knowledge that nutrition and convenience remain at the helm, all supported by the need for authenticity.
CPG players will see increased integration of robots throughout the industry, growth in frictionless shopping experiences and enhanced ability to cater to consumer shopping experiences through computer vision.
As we enter the next “roaring 20s,” retailers and CPG organizations will experience technological revolutions involving sophisticated AI tools like prescriptive analytics and innovation in mobile devices and robots that will lead to increased productivity, optimized shopping and employee experiences and greater customer satisfaction.
The year ahead will also be a turning point for a demographic shift in the country as Gen Z hits the workforce in a big way, bringing with them new preferences, skills and ideas.
December 23, 2019
Datassential, Chicago, pulled ideas from thought leaders across the company and combined with data from surveys, databases and from Haiku, the company’s machine-learning trend prediction engine, to compile a list of trends set to impact the food and beverage industry in the year ahead.
Clean labeling, plant-based alternatives and transparency in how food is raised, produced and delivered are top consumer purchasing trends in today’s retail food landscape.
December 17, 2019
The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s (IDDBA), Madison, Wis., released its annual trends and resource publication, “What’s in Store 2020,” which illustrates trends and data about buying habits and marketplace influences.
Throughout the past decade, food safety, social policy and menu evolutions consistently made for memorable headlines.
December 12, 2019
For the first time ever, a social media-led story ranked as the most memorable story of the year, with news of the “Fast Food Chicken Sandwich Throwdown On Twitter” ranking as 2019's No. 1 food news story, according to the HUNTER Annual Food News Study, released by Hunter Public Relations, New York.
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