Buying seasonal and local produce was predicted at the beginning of 2020 to be a big trend in the UK, with consumers adopting the concept when cooking at home and also looking for more seasonal dishes on menus when eating out. The trend sees people making the most out of changing ingredients throughout each season, appreciating the peak of each of the flavours and textures of produce.
What Now for Foodservice?
As the foodservice market starts to brush itself down, dust itself off and look to take its first tentative steps now is the time to look at what is in store for the immediate future of foodservice. Today Simon Stenning shared his latest predictions with a CEDA audience, the topline summary of his far more in-depth report (which is available to purchase via futurefoodservice.com) shone a light on the industry as a whole as well as further sector specific impacts. Below are my top takeout’s…
Usually when you think of Arena events you think palatial venues, glasses of bubbles, canapés and of course a fabulous three course lunch. Not to mention the shared insights from those at the top of their game and the chance to catch-up with industry contacts old and new.
Coined the ‘new normal’ there are numerous predictions about how our ‘adjusted normality’ will pan out. Of course, nobody knows for sure how this unprecedented pandemic will affect UK consumers and the eating out scene in the months ahead, but here are some of the top predictions across both…
1. Hyper-connected consumer
Since lock down, 9,000,000,000 mins of video meetings are being hosted on Microsoft Teams each week. Google searches on ‘language learning’ are up 100% yoy. Facebook Group calls are up +1000% in the last month. Web content download traffic up 90%. (Source: The Goat Agency.) What does this mean for future behaviour?