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Disruption caused by technological advances and new products (social media, mobile phones and ecommerce, for instance) can be quick to have an impact on our lives. Disruption caused by behavioural shifts due to underlying demographics and lifestyle preferences can be slower to manifest themselves. With the millennial generation, lifestyle preferences are facilitated by technological innovation, presenting investment opportunities in many parts of the food chain.
Demographics, technology, and changing lifestyle preferences are conspiring to change what, and how, we eat. For the Millennial generation, the ‘what’ manifests itself in a trend towards healthy eating and natural ingredients, and the ‘how’ in a bias towards snacking, convenience foods, online ordering and fast casual dining. With Millennials eating out more and baby boomers less, these dynamics are powerful forces in the reconfiguration of the High Street and testament to the increasing consumer power that millennials represent.
Major shifts in spending behaviour can spawn and support new business ecosystems, catalysing innovation. Businesses are increasingly tapping into growing trends like online bingeing for instance and providing home delivery – with many outlets reconciling healthy ingredients with convenience. Many of these trends, in particular online ordering, have only been accelerated by lockdown and the events of 2020.
Then you have the big data players, who help retailers target their customers more precisely, and payment systems providers that facilitate the transactions. Not to mention suppliers such who are starting to adapt their offerings to align with nutritional trends.
It is food for thought.