As the third quarter closes, we all agree that nobody could have predicted what 2020 had in store for the food industry, or any industry for that matter. Not only has COVID-19 affected companies’ and consumers’ dynamics more than we can fathom, new food legislation and a global trade war have also been key disruptive factors. What were considered crystal clear trends at the beginning of the year have transformed, giving way to new trends to which farmers, producers, manufacturers and food retailers were forced to adapt.
Here are three significant consumer trends seen in the past months and how they affect the food industry today:
1. Consumer behavior is continuously changing
2. Increase in online grocery shopping
3. Savvy consumers
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