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Some Reflections on Global Food System Trends

End of the year food blogs, often, focus on trends embraced by the chattering classes, such as Gothic desserts, even more obscure ancient grains, and posit opinions on whether demand for kombucha tea has peaked. However, we thought we’d take

Posted in Trends

Big Food: Going, Going, Gone?!

Big food companies haven’t been cracking open the champagne in recent years – in developed markets, sales have been in free-fall, with fast-growing emerging markets saving the day but, still, the overall sales trend has been ominously downwards, and this

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Posted in General, Health, Premium, Trends

Red Alert on Red Meat!

The consumer and food trade media is full of stories about “the end of meat as we know it” and, indeed, we’ve been banging on about “non-meat meats” for months – and for good reason. In the USA, plant-based burger

Posted in Fresh Products, Trends

What is Your Story for Millennials?

Do you know that close to half of all eating occasions in the UK and the USA comprise one person eating alone – a morose male tucking into a “Sad Bastard Ready Meal for One” comes to mind. But, that’s

Posted in Consumer, Trends, Uncategorized

The Coyote and Road Runner: Big Food and Start-Ups Friends or Foes?

Dairy giant Danone has announced this week that it’s cutting €1 billion in costs over the next 3 years as business conditions are tough. Where?   …. err everywhere, including fast-growing emerging mega-markets like China. Danone is not alone – in

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Consumer Trends and Their Impact on Sales

Had enough of grocery pundits pontificating on consumer trends that will take the market by storm in 2017? What do they mean for your business? Are they a genuine trend, or just fancy or fad?! Here’s some thoughts to consider

Posted in Consumer, Trends

Trend-Reporting Time in the Food and Drink Industry

At this time of year, food industry pundits spray their readers with nuggets on the directions new products are taking as we stand on the threshold of 2017.  We like the Innova Market Insights approach as the company analyses new

Posted in Consumer, Trends

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About the authors
Prof David Hughes: Around the world, David speaks to senior agribusiness and food industry managers about global food industry developments that are and will affect their businesses and industry. Energetic, engaging, humorous and insightful, David gains the very highest evaluations at seminars, conferences and Board level discussions in every continent he visits. Miguel Flavián: works for several Spanish organisations and companies to help them to learn from the developments of the British grocery market and improve their business back home.