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Continuing Higher Prices: Just One Food Industry Trend For 2012

December 20, 2011: 11:52 PM EST
Supermarket Guru sees food prices continuing to rise in 2012, thanks to greater demand for exports and global weather and other environmental conditions, plus higher fuel, feeds, packaging and food safety costs. A growing sense of community, perhaps driven by food blogs and ubiquity of mobile devices, is fueling a trend toward group food experiences. Aand aging baby boomers – all 76 million of them – are driving the popularity of healthy foods and beverages. A few more of the 10 key trends for 2012: rising consumer interest in the origins of their food supply, increased use of mobile devices to obtain food information and bargain offers, and the rise of ethnic food trucks as a replacement for gourmet and specialty stores.
Phil Lempert, "2012 Food Trends to Watch", Supermarket Guru, December 20, 2011, © Phil Lempert/Consumer Insight, Inc.
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