How will COVID-19 impact consumer food attitudes in 2021?


Predictions for at home dining, foodservice and meat alternatives.


The COVID-19 global pandemic dramatically changed consumer attitudes about food. Will these changes continue through 2021?

During CFI NOW: 2020 Epiphanies & Our Crystal Ball, Charlie Arnot, CEO of The Center for Food Integrity moderated a panel discussion between Susan Schwallie, Executive Director, NPD Group and Kevin Ryan, Malachite Consulting.

2020 saw a colossal shift in demand from foodservice to retail. The widespread closure of restaurant dining rooms, schools and conferences shrank foodservice activity, while retail stores experienced high demand as consumers stockpiled food for at-home dining. “We’re starting to talk about what happens if the vaccine comes into play by Summer 2021,” Schwallie said.

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