What’s fuelling the rise of home brew culture? How are brands encouraging sustainable eating habits? And will robots become a mainstay of the dining experience? In this part of Expert Outlook 2022, we speak to three experts about how tech and ethics are shaping the eating and drinking sector.
During pandemic lockdowns, many Britons got into the habit of buying groceries locally and/or online, with ethics, provenance, and convenience becoming central factors in their decision-making. As the UK emerges from the crisis, how can brands in the sector adapt to these new priorities?
Ingredient lists and brewing techniques are no longer the only factors affecting brand decisions in the beer industry. For ethically-minded drinkers, issues such as staff welfare and sustainability are becoming just as important. So, how are brands evolving to be more equitable and inclusive?
Plant-based ‘meats’ have evolved from a mere curiosity to a legitimate alternative at restaurants and supermarkets. Beyond Meat is a pioneer in this space, but as new products emerge, its dominance isn’t guaranteed. So, how can it secure its status as the premier maker of ‘meat analogues’?
Coffee culture is changing. With the pandemic increasing demand for more personalised, high-quality, and intuitive home technology, Lavazza has teamed up with Amazon to produce a coffee machine that includes an in-built Alexa smart assistant. Is this sort of luxury home technology the future?