EXEC SURVEY: What trends will food & beverage execs be tracking in 2021?
Indoor farming? Cell-cultured meat? The rise of DTC e-commerce? FoodNavigator-USA quizzed food & beverage business leaders to find out what trends they are monitoring, and what is keeping them awake at night as we approach 2021... Pic credit for 2021 graphic: Gettyimages urupong
VOX POP: What trends will food & beverage execs be tracking in 2021? Miguel Patricio, Kraft-Heinz: Turbo-charged e-commerce sales, sustainability a must-have Brian Sikes, Cargill: Affordable luxury in the meat case; interest in 'niche proteins' Miyoko Schinner, Miyoko’s Creamery: Taking animals out of the food system Billy Bosch, Iconic Protein: DTC, plant based, immunity, and keto are all on fire Joe Ennen, SunOpta: Plant-based will continue evolving to planet-based Jamba Dunn, Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha: Immunity-boosting mushrooms and natural postbiotics Eric-Schnell, Beyond Brands, Mood33, Cool Beans: CBD-infused beverages Nate Storey, Plenty: Significantly higher yields from indoor farming Santiago Merea, Raised Real: The first 1,000 days Ilana Fischer Whisps: Single ingredient snacks Matias Muchnick, NotCo: A new wave of optimism... with tech as an enabler Mark Samuel, IWon Organics: How will slower foot traffic at retail impact trial and exploration? Jeff Richards, Mooala: DTC, plant-based, keto Chuck Muth, Beyond Meat: Health is the #1 driver in plant-based meat Viraj Puri, Gotham Greens: Locally-grown produce Tyler Lorenzen, PURIS: Local sourcing, transparency Thomas Jonas, Nature's Fynd: Sustainable food production