The Food Innovation Centre @Monash is at the leading edge of overcoming these challenges
Innovation within the food sector is most certainly alive and well, creating a new breed of consumers with an insatiable appetite for the next ‘big thing’ from food companies.
We’ve become a generation of consumers demanding instant gratification, which has driven the industry’s rate of innovation steadily upwards and set customer expectation levels at an all-time high.
Gone are the days when we only had a bowl of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes or porridge oats to choose from for breakfast. These days, customers are virtually paralysed by a plethora of options, ranging from avocado smashed on artisan sourdough, açaí smoothie bowls and cereal-only restaurants (you’ll find them in Shoreditch, in east London, among a sea of bearded hipsters) to organic, Fairtrade, single-origin craft coffee, Belvita breakfast biscuits, Middle Eastern shakshuka and ‘doughssants’ and ‘cruffins’. Food innovation has scaled to dizzying new heights (and that’s only breakfast we’re talking about!)
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