Food and Beverage Industry Trends for 2019
Personalization isn’t the only trend in the distribution industry; food and beverage is setting standards of its own. Technology, culture and generational influence are all factors in the trends for 2019 and years to come.
By understanding these changes, you will be able to define necessary strategies to maintain an advantage over your competitors, especially if you also find bar and restaurant consultants to assist you with implementing them.
Food and Beverage Industry Trends: Convenience, Convenience, Convenience
Convenience seems to be redefined every year when new technology makes last year’s new conveniences nothing more than detestable burdens.
Now, mix in convenience with ever increasingly health conscious consumers and you’ve got a whole new ballgame.
People want convenient healthy foods with flavor, fast. We notified you in 2018 about delivery apps making waves in world of convenience. Now, think sustainably packaged and prepared meals delivered via their smart phones. No, not snail-slow 2-day delivery-in an hour or less.
Weekly meals prepared and packaged that can be delivered on demand-not via a required monthly subscription.
Savory flavors, sides, condiments and healthy beverages, all packaged and delivered through your new sustainable strategy.
Speaking of sustainability….
Food and Beverage Industry Trends: Product Sustainability
People don’t just care about how sustainable your business is anymore, they want to know that it endures the product’s lifecycle. They want to know the sources were sustainably produced, packaging is sustainably wrapped, delivery and waste are wrought with sustainability strategies. They want to feel good about what they buy and how it impacts their world.
This new culture requires a partnerships between manufacturers, suppliers, storefronts and regulators to make sustainability survive the lifecycle.
You may have seen these changes recently with plastic grocery bags being phased out of some big name stores, and plastic straws being removed from drink options in the absence of a request.
If you want to stay ahead of the game, don’t just improve your packaging, improve your relationships with the partners you’ll need to create a corporate sustainability program.
Work out strategies and discuss alternatives to making your company, and the world, a better place.
Finally, in order to make the world a better place, we need to make ourselves better.
Food and Beverage Industry Trends: Healthy Options
Health is the focal point for consumers as more people realize the impact food has on longevity. Preservatives and artificial are now four letter words. People want natural and healthy options. Some need it-for their health.
Options that are healthy without artificial ingredients are key this year and going forward. Take that up a notch and offer foods and beverages that help improve symptoms related to illnesses and you’ve just changed the game.
People want to start preserving bone health, protecting their organs, improving their brain function and more. They are preventative.
Those who suffer from certain conditions are ever on the hunt for options that will make their lives easier, healthier and their conditions better.
Food and Beverage Industry Trends: Develop Your Strategy Today
Now that you know the plays, you need a game plan. Put it in action and take the lead in your industry. Unsure how to start? Super Health Center is a single source for all your business needs. Packaging? No problem. Partnerships? We’ve got them. Product development? We do that, too.
Just reach out and we’ll get you started on your strategy so you can offer what your customers want most.
We do it all from e-commerce to brand development. Contact us, let us make you the leaders in tomorrow’s trends,today.