Every generation drives big changes to different aspects of society. At the moment, millennials are changing what nutrition means, and this is affecting several aspects of the food industry, like food distribution.
A number of people in these industries are afraid of this change, but parents must continue to push towards clean eating for the sake of their children.
No one is saying that this is going to be easy, but it must be done in order to make healthy food more readily available.
The Need for Healthy Food
One important aspect of food that worries parents the most is nutrition value. This has gone beyond foods containing minerals or vitamins but rather natural nutrients. Parents want real food that contains no chemicals.
Concerned fathers and mothers want to make sure that their children have the right type of food available.
This desire is so strong that parents actually spend more money on these types of foods. Granted, there are a number of people out there who are still fighting this trend, but it does not seem to be doing much to halt the movement.
Supply is Constantly Evolving
Parents who want nothing but the best for their children and for themselves are truly changing things from farm to table. The love for organic and local foods is revolutionizing other areas of food distribution as well.
For example, natural farming is growing in popularity around the country. People are abandoning the idea of purchasing from large corporations and choosing small farmers. The catch is that Australians want these farmers to provide clean and natural food. This means organic food where no antibiotics were used in the growing process.
The idea of supporting small and local farmers has grown in popularity so much that programs like “pick your own” are becoming a staple on many farms, not to mention farmer’s markets. The “pick your own” program allows locals to visit the farm to pick their own food, such as vegetables or fruit.
Natural farming is not the only aspect of food supply that is changing. Several wholesale food suppliers are also working to meet these ever-changing demands. One big difference that should be highlighted is a supplier’s adoption of big data software though there are others.
Big data is giving small and big businesses the opportunity to analyze data quicker than ever before. This helps keep inventory perfectly sorted, and it helps ensure inventory rarely runs low.
Distributors are also learning to use mobile technology to continue satisfying customers in real time.
The demands of customers are becoming peculiar, and it is important that suppliers, especially smaller ones, stay on top of this. Mobile technology can not only take orders from customers but also provide trace capabilities. Being able to trace orders informs all distribution partners, which makes things a lot easier.
It was only a matter of time before wholesale food suppliers took full advantage of eCommerce tools. Organic foods have a very short shelf-life, meaning that optimal inventory management was absolutely necessary.
Another industry that is changing to meet the needs of today’s parents is the restaurant business. There was a time when quick stops at a fast food restaurant was enough for families, but that is no longer the case. Many parents are willing to spend a little more and wait a little longer for healthier meals.
There are several restaurants popping up all over Australia that are offering meals made from locally sourced produce or organic produce. There is no telling just how much the country or nutrition is going to change, but it does not seem like this revolution is going to stop any time soon. Besides, there is nothing wrong with parents wanting to feed their families healthier meals.
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