OCFSN Member Food Alliance Issues Summary on Food Trends

As members of organizations working on farm and food issues, we each have our own areas of focus and expertise. It can be valuable, though, to step back and consider the larger food system. In the United States, food retail and food service combined represented $5.75 trillion in sales in 2017. What’s happening at that level? Food Alliance took some time to summarize consumer and market research trends from 2014 to 2019. You may be surprised and pleased by the results. Consumer attitudes are shifting and demand for traceability, transparency and social responsibility is increasing, which is leading to new opportunity for healthier, local and sustainable products. Download the summary to see results from the latest studies by the National Grocers Association, the National Restaurant Association, AT Kearney, the Hartman Group, and others.