• In this episode, Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to senior global food and drink analyst for Mintel, Cormac Henry, about the  market research and insight firm's recently released global food and drink trends report for 2024.
    In this episode, Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to senior global food and drink analyst for Mintel, Cormac Henry, about the market research and insight firm's recently released global food and drink trends report for 2024.
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In this episode, Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to senior global food and drink analyst for Mintel, Cormac Henry, about the market research and insight firm's recently released global trends report for food and beverages in 2024.

We explore the four primary trends of consumers prioritising healthy ageing, processes they can trust, inexpensive environmental sustainability, and opportunities for convenience. We assess the health focused consumer behaviours of ageing generations, stigmas surrounding highly processed foods such as plant-based alternatives, and the increased utilisation of technology and quick meals to provide convenience.

We wrap up with a chat about the rapid onset of AI, and companies who are capitalising on viral moments to market their products within a very short time frame.

LINKS: Mintel's Global Food & Drink Trends for 2024

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Packaging News

In the first year of PKN’s Women in Packaging Awards programme, industry has stepped up with meaning. The response has been phenomenal, and the judges had their work cut out for them selecting the finalists from a competitive field of high-calibre nominees.

At The Hive Awards in Sydney today, the Best Packaging category was won by Don Smallgoods, part of George Weston Foods, for its resealable flow wrap pack for sandwich fillers and other smallgoods. This innovative packaging is a departure from the conventional thermoformed packs and addresses consumer demands for better functionality, sustainability, and product visibility.

Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, and are open to all of industry to apply.