Tag: food trends

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Three Reasons Canadians are Buying Local

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we go about our daily lives. It has affected how we travel, work, interact and of course how we shop. Within a short period of time, grocery shopping, once a routine errand has now become a strange and unfamiliar experience. From buying more online to searching out local products,…

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How COVID-19 Is Changing Consumer Behavior

Successful businesses have always known the importance of aligning their operations with trending consumer behaviours. As society progresses, the needs and expectations of consumers often adjust as well. From new information becoming accessible to the growth of social influence, there are numerous reasons for why we might change the way we consume. The outbreak of…

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5 Grocery Trends on the Rise for Summer 2019

Canadian food trends for last summer included fried chicken, meal kits, mushrooms and super lattes. Here are some of the major hits so far this year: Plant-Based Cuisine With environmental concerns rising, sustainable diets are at an all-time high. The 2019 Food Guide simply reinforced a trend already rising, pushing vegetables from the sidelines into…

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Building Brand Loyalty with Mental Health Conversations

North America’s drive to have it all, may be costing us more than we realize. In a culture prioritizing hustle over balance, ambition over happiness, and hard work over quality of life, mental health is at an overall decline. Time is a commodity no one can afford – and with less time spent on our…

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Flexitarian Diets

While veganism continues to climb in popularity, another consumer habit tends to be overlooked: the rise of ethical meat-eaters. Over 65% of North American consumers are looking for what can be called “better-for-me” items. These include products that are better for the environment, animals, farmers or workers. Last weekend, the Annual Meat Conference in Dallas…

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10 Grocery Trends to Expect in 2019

2018 proved to be a complex year for grocery retailers and food manufacturers, as disruptions are quickly changing the game in an industry that’s notoriously slow to adapt. Here are the top trends that will continue to shape how grocery will look in 2019. Rising prices According to a Dalhousie study, the average Canadian household…