2019 is just around the corner, and it is anticipated that it’s going to be an exciting year for retailers.
All hail to technological advancement in the retail industry and startups pushing the boundaries.
Grocers around the world are working constantly with farmers, fishermen, and producers to yield high-quality products.
Following are the latest trends that FreshDirect (an online grocer) has identified for the upcoming year and beyond.
Fresh Food to Replace Shelf Food
Yes, customers are more likely to see fresh food taking more space instead of shelf food.
Food such as pasta sauces and protein bars which aren’t refrigerated until they are open but they will be after they are produced with fresher ingredients.
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CBD - Infused Food
Cannabidiol, an ingredient dervied from the cannabis plant that has been associated with numerous health benefits, has turned out to be the most talked-about ingredient of this year among retailers selling products as CBD teas, coffee, and other supplements.
The recent report suggests that it will become a growing trend in 2019.
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Canned fish is rapidly growing in demand, kudos to eatery places putting it on their menus.
By the next year, it is expected that grocers will also start offering canned fish which will allow consumers to enjoy flavourful fishes from around the world all year round regardless of the season.
Oat milk is another trending product in a dairy-free aisle and it’s hoping to take over the other milk alternatives.
The best thing about oat milk is that it is more sustainable and less water intensive milk alternative than almond milk and it quite economical as well.
In 2019, there’s a speculation of an increase in demand for oat-made cheeses and yogurt.
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Healthy Kids Snacks
Kids snacks are expected to get healthier by 2019; biscuits, crackers are out and nutritious alternatives are in.
So brace yourself as your kid will have a lot of better options.
For instance, ice cream will now have mixed vegetables.
A new recipe has been introduced by an ice cream company which will make strawberry flavored ice cream with a mix of carrot.
Technology and innovation in food production will allow consumers to have out-of-season fruits and vegetables to be grown locally.
This means we can expect to see more non-seasonal products on the shelves by 2019.
In 2019, there are going to be nutritious and healthier drinks available in the market.
Expect to see a lower volume of cider and carbonated drinks on the aisles of the grocery stores.
Drinks which have more benefits for health especially digestive drinks will be introduced and consumed in the coming years.