How Will the Supply Chain Affect the Future of Specialty Foods?
"Growth will continue, but at a slower pace than the industry experienced during the 2020 pandemic-influenced whirlwind of grocery shopping and at-home meal preparation," says Denise Purcell of the Specialty Food Association.
‘Deli and Bakery Are Holding Their Own’
Consumers who want a restaurant-quality experience but a “more economical way of doing that” are finding the answer in their grocer’s deli departments, said Adam Brohimer, president of Category Partners, during a workshop at the IDDBA 2022 show.
While plant-based meals are finding their way into many consumers’ recipe repertoires — especially among younger demographics including millennials and Gen Z — meat still has a firm footing in these generations’ diets. In fact, younger generations increased their consumption of meat, including red meats, over the last year.