Top Themes in Consumer, Packaging and Foodservice in 2024 – Thematic Intelligence

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Explore trends and insights from the following data in our Consumer, Packaging and Foodservice’ thematic report:

  • Top themes that will impact the consumer goods, packaging, and foodservice sectors in 2024 highlighting trends and opportunities, key considerations for brands and manufacturers.
  • Challenges faced in each of the themes and how they can be leveraged effectively to gain a competitive edge.
  • Major themes included in the report are AI, cybersecurity, digitalization, easy and affordable, e-commerce, ESG, future of work, health and wellness, robotics, and supply chain management, among others.

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Consumer, Packaging and Foodservice Thematic Report Overview

The consumer, packaging, and foodservice thematic research report identifies the top themes that will impact the consumer goods, packaging, and foodservice sectors in 2024. Each theme has a definition, trend highlights and opportunities, and key considerations for brands and manufacturers. The report includes the challenges faced by the themes and how they can be leveraged effectively to gain a competitive edge.

At GlobalData, we have developed a unique thematic research ecosystem designed to take a holistic view of the big themes that impact companies in the packaging industry. Our thematic research ecosystem is a single, integrated global research platform that provides an easy-to-use framework for tracking all themes across all companies in all sectors.

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Top Themes ·        AI

·        Cybersecurity

·        Digitalization

·        Easy and Affordable

·        E-Commerce

·        ESG

·        The Future of Work

·        Health and Wellness

·        Robotics

·        Supply Chain Management

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Consumer, Packaging, and Foodservice - Top Themes

The top themes that are likely to influence the consumer, packaging, and foodservice industry in 2024 include AI, cybersecurity, digitalization, easy and affordable, e-commerce, ESG, future of work, health and wellness, robotics, and supply Chain Management, among others.

Artificial Intelligence: AI can improve processes across all areas of consumer goods including improved product designs, automated and streamlined production processes, and more effective, targeted marketing strategies. Improvements that AI can make to these consumer goods include affordable operations and products, healthier formulations, more sustainable and ethical practices, and greater regulatory compliance. In packaging, AI will primarily serve to improve production, distribution, and logistics processes, saving companies significant time and money resources. Meanwhile, the foodservice industry is starting to leverage AI’s capabilities despite making significant investments in large quick-service restaurant chains (QSRs) and delivery aggregators.

Cybersecurity: Consumer goods manufacturers will increasingly invest in smart factories and automated, continuous production lines that are integrated with companies’ IT systems. This creates additional areas in which a business is exposed to cyberattacks, which is concerning given that many companies continue to prioritize the speed and efficiency of their operations above security measures. Additionally, the increased digitalization and automation of manufacturing will continue to have knock-on effects on the packaging industry in 2024. Often a crucial last step in the production process or delays to filling and packing arising from cyberattacks will affect consumer goods partner companies as well as packaging businesses themselves. Ways to digitally enhance the dining experience, such as loyalty rewards and gamification features can potentially make a business fall prey to cyberattacks. These features are important as operators are likely to still be struggling with low footfall and ordering in 2024, yet they must ensure sufficient cybersecurity investment so that customers aren’t discouraged from engaging with them.

Digitalization: As digitally engaged Gen Z and Millennial consumers continue to grow into the most dominant spending groups in 2024, consumer goods brands will find investment in the digitalization theme essential to sales and marketing. Meanwhile, AI and other technologies are helping to maximize the output and efficiency of the packaging industry as well as improve circular economy initiatives such as recycling, reuse, and return schemes. In 2024 and beyond, digitally enhanced systems will allow packaging companies to better navigate stricter and more complex regulations, particularly concerning sustainability issues. Digital systems and tools will continue to help the foodservice businesses overcome operational challenges such as inventory management, food waste, and labor shortages on-premises and for delivery.

Consumer, Packaging, and Foodservice Theme Map, 2024

Consumer, Packaging, and Foodservice Theme Map, 2024

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Key Highlights

  • AI will play a crucial role in 2024 and beyond in underpinning and improving other important technologies.
  • Consumer industries are still behind where they need to be in terms of investment in more sophisticated cybersecurity infrastructure.
  • Macroeconomic uncertainty will prevail in 2024 so digitized, more efficient supply chains will still be a must across all consumer industries.
  • In 2024 there is a sense that we are moving towards the so-called ESG 2.0, which industries will be obliged to take part in.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. 2024 Theme Maps
  • 3. Artificial Intelligence
  • 4. Cybersecurity
  • 5. Digitalization
  • 6. Easy and Affordable
  • 7. Ecommerce
  • 8. Environmental, Social, and Governance
  • 9. The Future of Work
  • 10. Health and Wellness
  • 11. Robotics
  • 12. Supply Chain Management
  • 13. Glossary
  • 14. Further Reading
  • 15. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 16. About GlobalData
  • 17. Contact Us

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