“The meal kit market is quickly evolving from nearly exclusively online and subscription-based, home delivery services to on-demand availability in-store and online. Consumers are trying out the different ways to purchase meal kits, with over a quarter of recent users purchasing kits both in-store, including restaurants, and online, finds The NPD Group. While meal kit marketers and meal kit users are experimenting to find the right fit, there is a large group of consumers, 93 million, who have never tried a meal kit but are interested in giving them a try, which points to a market opportunity, according to NPD’s What’s Next for Meal Kits report.”
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Food truck owners can look to the future for ways to grow their business and create more culinary magic with the help of food trends. Adopting upcoming food trends can keep a business current and competitive and give cooks the inspiration needed to be a trendsetter too. Check out these ways food truckers can incorporate food trends for 2018 into their food trucks.
McCormick & Company released its McCormick Flavor Forecastå¨ Reveals Eight Flavor Trends For 2015, highlighting 8 trends that will shape the future of flavor. The report drives flavor innovation and exploration throughout the food industry and in kitchens everywhere.
Restaurants are shifting their business practices to introduce a greater number and wider variety of claims that reflect trending food concerns. According to Mintel Menu Insights, while the use of the term “organic” has declined, claims like “gluten free” are appearing more frequently on restaurant menus, posting a 200% increase between Q4 2010-13. And as operators try to signal that their offerings are unique, “signature” as an ingredient marketing claim grew 34%.
Snackable mini-meals and frozen foods are predicted to take center stage in supermarket aisles in 2013, while dads and Millennials get more comfortable and powerful in the kitchen. Industry analysts predict the most dramatic food changes will not be what consumers are eating, but rather who is doing the shopping and how consumers are eating. Modest food price increases will also affect both retailers and consumers in 2013.
A new food trend outlook report from Packaged Facts predicts the hot food trends expected for 2012. Among them, a continued interest in ethnic foods, particularly in relation to food trucks; continued interest in the flavors and ingredients of Southern cooking; and in foodservice, more creative, vegetable-centric sandwiches and center-of-the-plate items will be evident. Updated takes on classic desserts will also continue to be featured, with tall layer cakes growing in popularity.