It’s hard to believe that it has already been slightly over two decades since the turn of the century- and since we first launched Savor!
In many ways, it feels like only yesterday that we were ringing in the new millennium. But time marches on, and so much has changed since the early 2000s.
And the food industry is no exception. From advances in technology to shifting consumer habits, the landscape of the food industry has undergone a significant transformation. Here are just a few of the most significant changes that have happened in the food world over the past 20 years.
The Food Industry Has Become More Sustainable
In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the need for the food industry to be more sustainable. Today’s consumers are also showing a growing interest in where food is sourced and how it is produced. These concerns have increased the demand for environmentally friendly, safe, and ethical food products.
Food companies are responding to this demand by making changes to their operations. They are offering more organic and locally-grown foods, indicating that these items are sustainably produced. They are also working to reduce food and material waste and increase transparency about their supply chains.
Technology Is Changing the Way Food is Produced and Distributed
New technologies are changing the way food is produced and distributed. They range from GPS-guided tractors to 3D-printed food. One of the most significant changes is the way that food is now traceable throughout the supply chain.
Thanks to new technologies, it is now possible to track food from farm to table more accurately and efficiently than ever before. This enables faster detection and recall of contaminated food, as well as a better understanding of where food comes from and how it is manufactured.
The Prevalence of Processed Food Is on the Rise
If you’ve been around that long, you might have noticed a dramatic increase in the consumption of processed foods. This increase can be attributed to several factors, including a busy lifestyle, the rise of fast food culture, and the growing availability of processed food.
Processed foods contain high calories, fat, sugar, and salt and have low nutritional value. The good news is that awareness of these risks is on the rise. And as a result, many people are now choosing to eat more fresh and unprocessed food.
The Rise of the Internet Has Changed the Way We Buy and Sell Food
The internet has greatly impacted the food industry, changing how you can buy and sell food. In the past, most people would grocery shop in brick-and-mortar stores. But today, you will notice that more and more people are turning to online grocery stores or food delivery services.
The internet has also made it easier for small food businesses to reach a wider audience. For example, if you are a small food producer, you can now sell your products online, which gives you access to a global market.
The past 20 years have seen several changes in the food industry. From new technologies to changing diets, the way we produce and consume food is evolving. And as the world continues to change, so will the food industry.
At Savor, we are constantly innovating to keep up with the latest trends and meet the needs of our customers. For twenty years, we’ve prepared and delivered expertly prepared and nutritious meals right to the doors of our Fort Worth customers- and we’re gearing up for 20 more! Contact us today to learn what’s on our menu.