get a bite of this
When talking about food innovation, we often find ourselves discussing concepts and ideas that we won’t be able to see or experience in a long time. This, however, is a list of food innovations that you can already get your taste buds on, or that you’ll have access to sooner than you might think.
Food innovation is the development and commoditization of new food products, processes, and services. Right now, it’s happening rapidly. Food and beverage companies are looking for ways to make healthy, nutritious offerings that are not only enticing, accessible, exciting, and unique, but also sustainable.
10 food innovations and concepts that will shape consumption in 2022
Vertical farming and home-grown gardens
One example of the big FMCG players tapping into this opportunity, is the 2021 launch of Nestlé’s Nescafé Nativ, a cold coffee-like drink made from upcycled coffee berry husks. Another is the startup ReGrained, that since 2020 have been producing various grain products made with spent grain from beer production. As technology evolves and we’re learning more about how to use all parts of food, we are likely to see more inventions like these sprout.
New ways of grocery shopping
In collaboration with Board of Innovation, Colruyt's Collect&Go developed a no-walk-in grocery shopping experience for city dwellers.
Food stories as food innovation
Pushing fair trade and local products isn't just a hype, it’s a new-found awareness on how economic cycles and commerce works. This is why companies like The Hyper Localist share the spirit of heritage brands in Europe, so tradition and quality are re-entered into the food industry business design.