Sharing is Caring
The latest food trends inspired by a difficult year

Twenty-twenty was challenging and while we’re hopeful for a more prosperous year ahead, we are of course, not yet out of the woods. This said, we feel it would be an injustice to say that the past twelve months was all bad for it was a year of highs as well as lows. At one end of the scale, a stark call to action to lower carbon emissions, bring about better farming practises and radically reduce our environmental impact worldwide. Conversely, sunny side up, 2020 showed us how much we care. From Clap for Carers to supporting our neighbours or local high street. The good news is this air of caring is set to prevail shaping not only next year, but quite possibly, all that follow in its wake. How does that translate to your cafe, bakery business or other catering enterprise? We’re glad you asked, here’s our top four takeaways...

Share the Love
Highlight the communities you connected with from local produce and providers to your own localised teams. You do good work, you care, share this with your customers because they will care too.

Less Is More
Once specialist only, meat and dairy substitutes have now well and truly gone mainstream. And while vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and all the other dietary and lifestyle choices continue to flourish, even some of the most die-hard meat lovers are now opting to go meat free some of the time. For food and drink providers this means offering high quality, ethical animal produce for those much cherished meaty days alongside delicious, nutritious, sustainable plant-based alternatives.

Allergens
Not the most exotic of food trends we grant you but trust us, they are going to get some serious airtime in 2021. Namely because this autumn, Natasha’s Law becomes just that meaning that all pre-packaged food and drink products require full ingredient labelling henceforth. We think it's reasonable to say that people will have never been so interested in your sandwich labels - well any food labelling to be fair. This isn’t limited to extreme allergen sufferers either, swathes of consumers now actively seek out FODMAP (IBS friendly), allergen free options too so legally speaking it’s the one trend you really need to get behind and our labelling software can do just that.

Love Planet Earth
No one knows exactly how long the dreaded 'c' word will stick around for. We have a vaccine, vaccines in fact, yet heightened concerns for hygiene and food safety will linger, certainly in the midterm. While disposables dramatically reduce the risk of transmission, single-use products can come at a huge cost to planet earth which is where compostable packaging alternatives can help.

If you think we can assist with allergen labelling or help to reduce the environmental impact of your takeout, teashop or any other culinary business with our plant-based packaging, you know what to do!
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