At the end of each year, food industry insiders and experts make predictions about the year to come — and last year was no exception. In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney talks about some of the predictions that were made for 2022 and looks at whether they panned out, as well as some of the food and beverage trends that dominated the industry this year. One trend that may not have panned out as predicted was plant-based alternatives. This could partially be due to the recovery of the traditional meat industry, the crowded nature of the plant-based alternatives space or a combination of the two. While the team agrees that plant-based alternatives aren’t going anywhere, they wonder why the industry failed to meet expectations and whether it will make a comeback in 2023.
Also, in this episode, Sydney talks about a few other trends that took hold in 2022, including responsible sourcing and traceability, sustainable packaging and addressing food waste and lab-grown meat, chocolate and coffee. As many consumers and companies alike hope for a fresh start in 2023, the ongoing pandemic will likely play a major role in shaping food and beverage trends regardless of whether COVID-19 itself finally becomes a thing of the past. The team gives their opinions on each of these trends and looks back at the year, optimistic for 2023.
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The Top 5 Food and Beverage Trends of 2022
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