Talking Points: How Will the Consumer Hold Up This Year?
How time flies. It’s a little later than normal, but in my first note of the year let me share some of the highlights from the latest annual readership survey. This time around I returned to the “We Didn’t See That Coming” theme by asking the readership: In the world of food, what surprised you the most over the last twelve months?
Three recurring themes from your responses caught my attention: 1) inflation, 2) the resilience of consumer spending, and 3) the collapse of the plant-based meat alternative market. I’ll discuss readers’ reactions to each of these topics in detail, plus share a quick-fire round of quotes on a range of subjects that were less easy to group together.
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December Talking Points: Adapting to the Ever-changing Consumer Environment
November Talking Points: (Don’t) Let Them Eat Cake
June Talking Points: Foodbytes! Digital - Insides From a New Global Connections Platform
April Talking Points: Three Cheers for Trade Shows
March Talking Points: Catching Up With Big Food Companies
February Talking Points: Talking Points: Prioritizing the Planet…
January Talking Points: What Have We Changed Our Minds About? (Part One)
December Talking Points: 22 Months and Counting
October Talking Points: The War on Sugars
July Talking Points: Consumers in Perspective
May Talking Points: Peak Bar? - Do We Really Need Another Snack Bar?
March Talking Points: The View from Big Food - Maintaining the Momentum After an "Exceptional Year"
February Talking Points – Annual Readership Survey: Part Two – What Hasn't Changed?
January Talking Points – Annual Readership Survey: The Results Are In!
December Talking Points – The Great Covid Accelerator
November Talking Points – What Hasn't Changed in 2020?
July Talking Points – Pivoting on Purpose
Talking Points - February Already Seems Like Ancient History
Nicholas FeredaySenior Analyst - Consumer Foods Read more