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E. Liz Sloan

A. Elizabeth Sloan

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    The aftereffects of the extended COVID-19 pandemic and crushing food price inflation aren’t the only factors reshaping the U.S. food and beverage landscape. Major demographic transitions are playing a significant a role as well.

    Consider the following facts and figures from the U.S. Census Bureau and research/consulting firm Circana:

    • The average U.S. household size is now 2.5 people, the smallest ever.
    • Seven in 10 U.S. households do not have children present.
    • One-person households account for …
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    About the Author

    A. Elizabeth Sloan, PhD, a member of IFT and contributing editor of Food Technology, is president, Sloan Trends Inc., Escondido, Calif. ([email protected]).

    E. Liz Sloan