Food Trends For 2012 Include Food Trucks, Social Media And Self Checkout

Food trucks, social media and self checkout are among the top 10 trends Supermarket News sees for 2012. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: This report identifies 10 consumer trends relating to consumer food habits. The leading trend identified is rising food prices. Consumers are more value conscious about food. VendingMarketwatch has noted that this gives vending operators a chance to promote the exceptional consumer values vending offers compared to other retail outlets.

The second leading trend listed is “never shop or eat alone,” and it addresses the change that social media is bringing. With social media, consumers are inclined to congregate for meals. This articles notes that food trucks are capitalizing on this trend since they send out tweets about their whereabouts. “And it is not about the food. It is about connection, conversation and a sense of community.”

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