- 2019 is set to be an exciting year for food retail thanks to technological innovation in the industry and exciting startups constantly pushing the boundaries.
- Online food grocer FreshDirect has put together a list of what it predicts will be the top 10 food trends for the year ahead. The list was curated by a team of in-house food and wine experts.
2019 is set to be an exciting year for food retail thanks to technological innovation and exciting startups pushing the boundaries.
Online food grocer FreshDirect has put together a list of what it predicts will be the top 10 food trends for the year ahead. The list was curated by a team of in-house food and wine experts.
„Our FreshDirect and FoodKick food experts are constantly working with farmers, fishermen, artisans, and producers to source high-quality, great tasting products for our customers,“ Scott Crawford, chief merchandising officer at FreshDirect, said in a statement to the press on Thursday.
FoodKick is FreshDirect’s same-day alcohol and essentials delivery business.
Crawford continued: „These deep relationships paired with FoodKick’s ability to work with emerging brands place us at the cutting edge of what’s happening in food and we’re excited to announce what we see as the major trends and influences coming in 2019 and beyond.“
See the exciting trends that lie ahead below:
Fresh alternatives to shelf food
Consumers can expect to see more innovation of „shelf-stable“ foods such as pasta sauces or protein bars, which typically aren’t refrigerated but will be after they are made with more fresh ingredients.
Cannabidiol, an ingredient derived from the cannabis plant that has been linked to a range of health benefits, has become one of the most talked-about ingredients of 2018, with retailers selling everything from CBD teas and beer alternatives to CBD dog treats, coffee, and supplements.
According to the report, it’s on its way to becoming a major trend in food as well.
Canned fish is in vogue at the moment thanks to trendy restaurants putting it on their menus. Now, we can expect to see grocers jumping on the bandwagon.
„The canned format allows for unique experimentation, fostering the ability for consumers to try rare and flavorful species from all over the world, regardless of season,“ FreshDirect wrote in its press release.
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Source: Business insider