The pandemic has inflated opposite extremes of consumer attitudes towards snacking – in terms of health and excess – while exposing the need for a rethink towards product placement. What types of behaviors will dictate the new normal, and how should snack brands adapt?
Bored, anxious, and unable to leave home, Americans living under COVID-19 lockdown orders are eager for ways to pass the time. But what are the underlying behavioral drivers behind their surging interest in baking and cleaning? And how can brands support people adapting to 24/7 domestic life?
Healthy snacks and plant-based meats may have been on the up before the pandemic, but self-isolation is driving people to switch up their eating habits. Processed foods like Hamburger Helper and SpaghettiOs are increasingly popular thanks to their pantry longevity and nostalgic comfort.
Harkening back to the look and taste of childhood favorites, Magic Spoon’s cereals are striking a balance between Americans’ desire for good-for-you grub and healthy food that doesn’t taste like it is. As smart eating choices take center stage, Magic Spoon is moving to make breakfast cool again.
Grocery stores have seen business boom as Americans have sought out shelf-stable foods to prepare for life under lockdown. What does this mass uptake of non-perishables reveal about the ways people are eating during the crisis? And will their taste for these products last post-COVID-19?