Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” — Steve Jobs
Last month the New York Times ran a profile on the ever-growing and expanding importance for the perimeter areas of grocery stores. While center-aisle sales are down and remain challenging, many stores are re-thinking their design layout and allocating much more space to outside perimeter areas. As the article states, Continue reading
Every year, the “experts” tell us what they expect new trends will be in food and grocery retail. Recent articles on the NPR Online and Supermarket News websites highlight several of the food trends that are predicted to be hot in 2013.
Here are a few of the trends mentioned:
- healthy snacks, mini-meals and breakfast foods are increasing in importance
- more grocery shoppers are millennials and men
- Boomers are shopping to combat health issues – e.g. antioxidant fruits/vegetables (e.g. blueberries, kale) and whole grains
- Asian influences on food will continue to grow</li><li>the farm-to-table (and local food) movement remains strong