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The WGSN 2024 Food Forecast highlights consumption influencers.
From flavour explosions to plant-based and BFY offerings, innovation is redefining this key c-store category.
The category is undergoing a major makeover, as manufacturers compete for a piece of the growing zero-sugar drinks segment.
The target for 2022 and beyond is likely to be chicken. Plant-based chicken may not be everywhere yet, but there are indications of increased competition in this space and market penetration.
While finance experts like to critique the daily coffee spend. After 18 months at home, consumers (even those working from home) are ready to splurge.
In Canada, and nearly universally now around the world, the frequency and variety of snacking is going up. Are your snack aisles ready?
Rather than ‘if’, the question for c-store operators in the future will be ‘what’ and ‘when’ to add. Be prepared to move quickly to adopt vending technology when the market is established.