Infographic: What do Millennials Eat?

As we already mentioned in this article, the millennials are currently the most exciting generation of product and service companies because of their buying power, shopping demands and capacities. One of the things that the millennials do not feel sorry paying for is food. Research shows that they spend more money on food than previous generations, and they are quite picky and opinionated about their food choices. They are in the loop about trendy restaurants, curious about food ingredients, and they carefully read food reviews in magazines and online media. Consequently, the appetites and eating habits of the Millennials are different, and food producers need to keep up with the change in the food scene to cater to desires of this growing population.

The following infographic presents information about the eating habits of the Millennials and the factors that shaped them, from the digital revolution to economic and obesity crisis. Take a look and discover some interesting and contradictory information related to this topic, find out what the millennials typically have for lunch, and have fun reading about the eating habits of some of the famous millennial celebrities.

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Trendsetter Foodies Define Trends Shaping Natural Food

Millennials are now the spotlight in the food industry. Brands and marketers are interested in their thoughts on the ingredients that could become the next big, natural food trend in the industry.

While conducting any study or survey regarding food trends, the “Trendsetter Foodie” group is supposed to be the most important as their choices could be game changers in future.  Packaged Facts has released a report that shows how millennials make up the single largest section of the Trendsetter Foodie population at 36% while baby boomers stand at 32%, which isn’t a wide margin. Food companies and retailers should take note of these figures because both of these demographics will influence the next big trends in natural food.

Trendsetter Foodies – Millennials and Boomers 

Millennials are young and have lower earnings, which means their buying capacity is less than older shoppers. The report said Trendsetter Foodies have a household income either below $50,000 or above $150,000. Millennials rule the roost in the former group while baby boomers the latter. But then again, if the general or non-Foodie population is taken into account, boomers and millennials have more or less similar choices regarding food. It is an interesting trend spotted among boomers which include anyone between the ages of 50 and 69 in the report. They are probably female, non-Hispanic white, live in relatively small households in smaller cities, towns or rural areas, and might not be employed full time. Even though calories aren’t their only concern, they are more likely to go on a diet on an ongoing basis to lose weight. Boomers don’t prefer gourmet, foreign and heavily spiced foods as compared to millennials. Unhealthy foods and those with artificial additives are a strict no-no for them.

A Wake-up Call for the Food Industry

Brands and retailers will do well to remember this vital segment of the market while messaging and designing food products. Trendsetting boomers and millennials like organic food but marketing items preferred by boomers, at first, could be more beneficial. As for retailers, implications for in-store messaging are a possibility just like targeted sale specials meant for boomers via weekly flyers. Millennials are essential but not the sole determining factor of natural food trends.

To put it in a nutshell, we can’t predict which way natural food trends will sway, which makes it all the more necessary to study and analyze the data correctly before significant decisions are implemented.

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