We’ve seen it all in recent years - lab-grown meat, impossible burgers and home-delivered dinner kits. But what does 2020 and beyond have in store? Food experts, including our own CEO Mike Spindler, believe it’s all about health, convenience and sustainability. And since we’re talking food, we can’t forget that it’s also all about taste.

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Speaking at Groceryshop, the world’s leading grocery industry event in Las Vegas this August, a panel including FultonFishMarket.com CEO Mike Spindler, Mike Lee from Alpha Food Labs, Viraj Puri from Gotham Greens, and Carle Stenmark from VMG Partners focused on what consumers are looking for right now and over the next few years:

Taste: You know what they say, life is too short to drink bad wine…and eat bad food. “Most seafood available in grocery stores or in most restaurants has been frozen, traveled thousands of miles, and does not taste nor smell very good,” said Mike. “When people taste amazing, truly fresh seafood, they find a completely different, delightful flavor and preparation profile.”

Easy to prepare: Speaking of preparation, ease is key. Consumers don’t have the time to spend slaving away in the kitchen, and most seafood can be prepared in 20 minutes or less.

Good for you: Consumers have jumped on every food trend in recent years, from Whole 30 to keto and paleo. No surprise, seafood is at the core of each of these healthy eating plans that focus on whole, unprocessed foods that are good for the whole family.

Accessible: Home delivery meal kits seemed to be the answer for every stressed out millennial trying to wean themselves off nightly takeout orders. Not surprisingly, their popularity was short-lived. Accessible yes, but cooking by numbers is not the solution. Having the freshest ingredients including a variety of seafood delivered on the day you want it, and knowing how easy it is to prepare yourself, is the sustainable way forward. “Truly just out of the water fresh seafood costs more than products at the supermarket but is vastly superior in taste, in being good for you, and we can deliver it right to your door,” said Mike.

Trusted Source: Consumers need to trust where their food comes from and be confident that they’re getting what they expect. That’s where FultonFishMarket.com comes in. FultonFishMarket.com is committed to sourcing seafood that is fished or farmed in environmentally-sustainable ways. This pledge to environmental responsibility aligns with consumers who share similar values.

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Not only is responsibly-harvested seafood good for the planet, it’s also good for the consumer. The nutritional value of seafood is undeniable, with seafood providing nutrients, vitamins, and Omega-3s necessary for strong bones, healthy hearts, and robust immune systems. Not sure we can say the same about those impossible burgers you see heavily marketed by fast food chains as a better-for-you option.

And there’s the accessibility factor - FultonFishMarket.com makes it easy through innovative supply chain solutions for everyone to order seafood online with fast - and convenient - delivery… literally, from ocean to plate within two days.

So what does the future of food have in store? Fresh, tasty and healthy seafood. It’s good for our oceans, our bodies, and our communities. We’ve made it easy to order, and it’s easy to prepare. And it’s incredibly delicious. Of course, only time will tell what consumers want next, but with 200 years of experience in the fresh seafood business, we’re confident that FultonFishMarket.com is truly paving the way forward.