Research confirms the growing interest in plant-based foods on the part of consumers, but consumption of meat is still stable.
Food production, from field to plate, currently accounts for over a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Yet it is possible to reduce our environmental footprint through the diet we choose to adopt. The growing attention to health, sustainability and ethics issues is pushing consumers to include more and more plant-based foods in their diets, a trend that emerged last year and that seems set to last.
Yet, according to FAO’s latest data, the world’s production of meat was more or less the same as the previous year since the production of poultry compensated for the decrease in the consumption of beef and pork. In fact, at global level, consumers are replacing red meat by white meat, and despite the fast growth of meat-alternatives, these haven’t really affected the sales of real meat; for now, they represent an addition rather than a substitute.
2022 FOOD TRENDS
consumers put the planet’s wellbeing first, even before their own, which has been the top priority in the past months. According to Innova’s Global Lifestyle & Attitude Survey, a sense of co-responsibility for the planet is guiding consumer choices: 43% of interviewees are committed to reducing waste, and 32% pledge moderation in eating.
there’s a growing number of consumers who, instead of concentrating on avoiding certain foods, are now open to non-traditional foods such as offal, lab-grown meat, insects and algae, indicated by the FAO as “the foods of the future”.
E-food and automation:
online shopping for food has become part of the new post-pandemic normality. However, digitalisation not only concerns sales but the entire production and consumption process.
In the restaurant industry, automation will grow significantly, in particular for what concerns repetitive tasks involved in food preparation so that people can concentrate on more value-adding service activities.
Boom of alcohol-free and carbonated functional drinks:
Whole Foods foresees the growth of carbonated soft drinks and probiotics beverages with botanical ingredients. It also confirms the growth forecast for low alcohol and alcohol-free drinks.
Trust and transparency are inescapable values for any brand wanting to attract ever more educated, far-sighted and connected consumers. From a survey conducted by Label Insight and the Food Marketing Institute, it appears that 75% of consumers want more, and more accurate, information about the origin of the food they put on their table.
The demand for foods high in vitamin D, Magnesium and probiotics is definitely on the rise. According to a survey by Innova Market Insights, 3 out of 5 consumers are constantly in search of food that can benefit mental health and improve the quality of sleep. Among trending foods, phytonutrients are natural compounds rich in proteins and vitamins that can help strengthen the immune system: research conducted by Businesswire shows that by 2023 they will represent an estimated 24 Billion dollars market.
Urban agriculture, with its “zero km” and sustainable lifestyle aura, keeps on a steady growth path. According to some observers, the urban farming market, at global level, will reach the 9.9 Billion dollars mark by 2025 (it was1.2Billion dollars in 2015). Also on the upward trend, the interest for exotic fruit grown locally, and the re-discovery of traditional foods.
This article is an excerpt from the Homa white paper: "FOOD PRESERVATION" Copyright HOMA 2022- Issued By Homa Marketing dept.
On February 12, 2022, the first order of equipment purchased by CASIClould Deutschland GmbHfrom Jiangsu Fuyi Machinery Technology Co.,LTD has been successfully send out and ready for the further delivery to the destination. This shipment is a good sign of cooperative relationship between CASIClould Deutschland GmbH and Jiangsu Fuyi Company and VTECH Energy Service company. CASIClould Deutschland GmbH will pay close attention to the transportation and customs clearance process of goods, continue to track, and vigorously carry out this project until the final completion of delivery and payment process.
On the perspective of CASIClould Deutschland GmbH, this cooperation is not only the beginning of procurement project, but also the beginning of a cooperative relationship with a new trading partnership. If through this trade, the three parties can cooperate smoothly, and gradually open the international channels in the future, CASIClould Deutschland GmbH is willing to set up trade platform and establish a long-term and stable business partnership, in order to achieve the win-win situation as our goal.
On February 10, 2022, CASIClould Deutschland GmbH successfully won the bid for the introduction project of intelligent manufacturing teaching production line of a school in Inner Mongolia. CASIClould Deutschland GmbH will continue to maintain a long-term stable trade partnership with Zhongshuangyuan Company. We sincerely hope that we could cooperate together to ensure the further supply until the final completion of delivery and payment process.
Through this procurement project, CASIClould Deutschland GmbH and Zhongshuangyuan Company have gradually established the future cooperation mode: with the advantage of abundant resources in the Zhongshuangyuan Company, as the business agent of CASIClould Deutschland GmbH in China, looking for opportunities in the domestic market. At the same time, CASIClould Deutschland GmbH also actively seeks for other suitable supplier companies in Germany and Europe, aimed at expanding the market for the supplier through our own platform and trying to increase the number of projects and opens up the bilateral trade situation. The success of the Inner Mongolia project is not only a simple staged success, but also indicates the smooth development of the upcoming Zhongshuangyuan Company project in Tianjin.
On January 30, 2022, which was the eve of Chinese New Year, CASICloud Deutschland GmbH didn’t forget about the Spring Festival at the meantime of being busy with work. As it is the most important traditional festival of China, a unique hybrid Spring Festival Gala was held online via Tencent Meeting by the company, in order to celebrate this special time with Chinese employees and Interns who were living abroad. Although all the participators were in different corners in Europe, which means they couldn’t come back to their hometown and meet their family members due to COVID, however, they finally had a chance to gather together with each other delightfully in laughter through video conference platform thanks to the organization of the company. During the Gala, employees and interns shared the touching memory and happiness in the past 2021 while making wishes and ambitious expectations for the coming 2022. In a warm atmosphere, surrounding with friends and colleagues, everyone feels the sense of belonging to the company like home.
The theme of this hybrid Spring Festival Gala is “Work Together, and Create the Future”, which aims to summarize the previous work in order to bid farewell to the old, as well as looking forward to the future in order to welcome the new. It was organized by Mr.He Junfeng, who is the Deputy General Manager of CASICloud Deutschland GmbH, designed by the general management department, assisted by the marketing department and the interns. All activities were mainly based on a relax and lively tone, to enrich the cultural life of employees and strengthen the interaction & cohesion between them. During the Gala, we made sure that every participator joined the event and games, showing their personal talents in front of the screen and won applause from the audience. In addition, company also set up a lucky draw session to distribute small gifts to the employees, which are full of blessing. At the end of Gala, through a brief summary from Mr.He, the company made thanks to all employees for their brilliant performance and hard work for CASICloud Deutschland GmbH in 2021 and encouraged everyone to continue working hard as a union with passion and diligence in 2022.
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In the afternoon of January 21st, 2022, CASICloud Deutschland GmbH visited the Business Finland China. CASICloud Deutschland GmbH and the Business Finland China hope to form a strategic partnership through this friendly exchange.
The Business Finland China is Finland's innovative finance, trade, investment and tourism promotion organization. Finland offers world-class expertise in technology, research and development, innovation and expertise. Finnish companies' excellent and solid professional skills provide them with competitive advantages in the Chinese market. The Business Finland China employs more than 700 specialists in 42 offices worldwide and 20 regional offices throughout Finland. The Business Finland China is committed to providing solutions, drawing on Finland's wide range of expertise and experience, high level of education and knowledge. Creating new growth by helping businesses go global and by supporting and funding innovation. Top experts and the latest research data enable companies to seize market opportunities and turn them into success stories.
The two parties took a group photo after the meeting
In this business exchange meeting, CASICloud Deutschland GmbH and the Business Finland China in China carried out a heated discussion on the cooperation, products' introduction, experts' introduction and other topics of Finnish intelligent manufacturing projects. In addition, CASICloud Deutschland GmbH introduced the company's commercial activity service business to the Business Finland China. The Business Finland China introduced Finnish tourism resources and platform services to CASICloud Deutschland GmbH, and shared relevant information about Finnish enterprises' introduction to China and Chinese enterprises' settlement in Finland.
CASICloud Deutschland GmbH hopes to have friendly communication and business exchanges The Business Finland China through this visit. By virtue of the extensive relationship network of the Business Finland China and the latest developments of Finnish enterprises in China, we can obtain industry and market information and create conditions for expanding the international market and strengthening international exchanges and cooperation. CASICloud Deutschland GmbH can integrate international resources and advantages, actively promote the introduction of international quality projects, and further strengthen sino-Finnish cooperation.