The pandemic has caused a seismic shift in calories consumed from foodservice and catering to retail and ecommerce. The long term shift to home-based working is driving better quality food and drinks made available for home consumption. Latest research from Mintel’s expert food and drink analyst team paints a picture of changing consumer behaviours and attitudes due to COVID-19, trends shaping the sector, and future opportunities for brands.
JOLENE NG, SENIOR GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK ANALYST AT MINTEL, SAID:
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A “Greener” Future for Snacks Packaging?
There are many factors to consider in seeking a more sustainable snacks packaging solution, explains John Alimi, Product Manager for bagmakers of Ishida Europe
Innovative and cost effective methods to harness the power of rural India
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Cheese Powder Market Size Worth $2.15 Billion By 2028 | CAGR: 7.2%
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Wide Acceptance of Foodservice Disposables: Change in Consumer Behaviour and Conscious Business Organizations Fuel the Demand
As the trends such as eco-friendly lifestyle and doorstep food delivery pick up the pace in the COVID-19-affected world, there is an increase in demand for food service disposables across the globe. As a result, the production of environmental-friendly disposables is on the rise.
Packaging And Technology With Sustainability Is The Way Forward
Packaging is the art, science and technology of wrapping, protecting and showcasing products for consumer-centric, commercially viable manufacturing, distribution, storage, movement, sale and use with ease for ultimate satisfaction and delight to the consumer.
Maintaining Bakery Business in Pandemic
Bakery industry is the largest segment of the food processing sector in India. There are over 2,000 bakeries in the organized and semi organized subdivision of the industry producing about 1.3 million tones of the bakery products and another 1,000,000 small scale bakeries producing 1.7 million tones. COVID 19 affected the working of this industry, also, adversely. Though bakery products were not as badly affected as food items in the F&B sector, the industry has to adopt measures to ensure that its production and distribution attain high standards of hygiene in order to retain its status in the food processing industry. Ashok Malkani takes a look at how the industry can maintain hygiene in the production line-up (including personal hygiene), distribution and retail segments.
Packed to Perfection
The pandemic has made the people more aware of consuming healthy food products, which are untouched by hand. Health is high up on the priority list and there is thus a leaning towards baked food, which is considered to be more nutrient. The bakery industry is thus seeing an increasing demand for its products. However, since the consumers are also insisting on products untouched by hand, packaging is assuming an increasing role in bakery products. Bread, biscuits and other products which are mechanically packaged are being preferred. There is thus an increasing demand for packaging material in the industry and the demand for this is expected to continue. Ashok Malkani examines the market for packaging bakery products and also other types of material that are needed by the industry.
Beverage Trends in India
IN A CROWDED BEVERAGE SPACE IN INDIA, ALL SEGMENTS – FROM THE TRADITIONAL CARBONATED SOFT DRINKS AND JUICES TO THE NEWLY EMERGENT CATEGORIES OF FLAVOURED WATER AND FLAVOURED MILK PRODUCTS – ARE COMPETING TO MEET CONSUMERS’ HYDRATION AND THIRST QUENCHING NEEDS.
Beverage segments are growing at a healthy clip of 20–25%
THE MARKET FOR BEVERAGES IS GETTING MORE SEGMENTED AND NICHE THAN EVER BEFORE. AND WITH MORE AND MORE INDIANS OPEN TO THE IDEA OF TRYING OUT NEWER AND DIFFERENT FLAVOURS, IT IS A GOOD TIME FOR BEVERAGE COMPANIES TO LAUNCH NEW DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCTS, FLAVOURS AND VARIANTS.
SALTY SNACKS PROVED ESSENTIAL DURING LOCKDOWN, BUT THEY’RE ALSO POISED FOR GROWTH POST-PANDEMIC.
Mintel: 41% of young Indian beer drinkers are willing to switch to Low or No Alcohol Beer
Health is a top barrier for beer consumption among 48% of Indians. 43% of consumers are interested in low-calorie beers. Lager (63%) and wheat beer (51%) are the most preferred type of beer among Indians. These are the findings of a Mintel Report. Mintel surveyed 1,655 Indian internet users aged over 25 years who have consumed beer in the past six months. In its report, over 40% of the respondents within the age group of 25-34 said they are interested in switching from standard-strength beer to low or no alcohol variants of the drink.
Breakfast Foods for the Indian Consumer in 2020
THE KEY IS TO ALIGN WITH CONSUMERS’ EVOLVING VIEW OF WHAT MAKES A HEALTHY BREAKFAST, AND THE POSTCOVID-19 NEED FOR EASY MEALS AT HOME…
Almost Two-Thirds of Indian Consumers Have Eaten Healthy Biscuits In The Last 6 Months: Mintel Survey
MINTEL RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS THAT 83 PERCENT OF GEN Z CONSUMERS HAVE EATEN THESE BISCUITS IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS, COMPARED TO JUST 59 PERCENT OF CONSUMERS AGED 55+
Packaged snacks are yet to reach their full potential
WITH SNACKING HABITS SO WELL-ENTRENCHED AMONG CONSUMERS, THERE’S LITTLE ROOM TO RECRUIT NEW SNACKERS. HAVING SAID THAT, SPECIFICALLY TARGETING NEEDS OF LESS FREQUENT SNACKERS PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BRANDS TO HAVE AN INCREASED ENGAGEMENT.
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In a new research from Mintel, the experts talk of what consumers want and why, revealing the changes in consumer sentiment and behaviour surrounding food and drink categories as a result of the spread of COVID-19 across Southeast Asia.