Each year, Kalsec global market research experts predict the top food trends that will guide the food industry in the coming year. The predictions for this year are out!
So, what will consumers look for? How are their tastes and priorities changing?
Kalsec’s #1 prediction is Reductionism. The team of experts believe that consumers and corporations alike will look for the ‘Reduce’ in ‘Reduce, Reuse, recycle’ on display more, as consumers look to reduce their consumption (specifically of meat, dairy and eggs), and for brands that are actively reducing as well. This also includes the trend for a reduction in the amount of food waste produced, which can be better achieved using NATURAL FOOD PROTECTION. We can also expect new menu items in the form of scraps from other items as a form of upcycling and reducing waste”
Additionally, the 2022 report indicates an expectation that we will become more “sophisticated and specific,” with our Asian cuisine, seeking popular regional foods including Thai, and more exotic flavors are expected to flourish, including: Filipino, Malaysian, and Indonesian. Kalsec credits the availability of “on-demand,” interaction opportunities with professional chefs around the world with the increased popularity. Consumers use YouTube and social media to become familiar with new foods, and techniques from chefs around the world, then apply what’s learned at home.
Kalsec’s team of experts also analyzed and tracked twenty-one 2022 Meta Trends lists compiled by trusted industry sources to support their predictions.
The summary of these mentions is included in the full 2022 Trends report from Kalsec.