It was the image of a typical 20th century Western society household: father, mother, son and daughter, referred to by sociologists as nuclear family. But times are changing – and so are people.
In fact, households are increasingly living in non-traditional ways. One of the key changes: singles living alone. About two thirds of EU households consist of one or two persons, with single households alone accounting for 33%, according to Eurostat. This has profound implications – for the food business in particular.
Along with living alone, there has been a trend towards more flexible meals due to factors like busy lifestyles and work-life-blending, Euromonitor found. People take to consumable convenience cuisine, light meals and healthy snacks, often picked up at city stores and take-away eateries.
A step change in cooling foodstuff
With ACCU-CHILL® Sauce Cooling (SC), Linde is taking efficient chilling of hot liquids such as soups to the next level, serving increasingly diverse tastes and trends in a growing market.
The ACCU-CHILL SC® is a step change in chilling foodstuff – perfect for in-line as well as batch productions to meet modern society’s nutritional needs. Its key advantage: Efficiency. Conventional cooling tools such as kettle chillers, traditional heat exchangers or scraped surface heat exchangers demand much energy, space and time, which can result in low daily output. ACCU-CHILL SC® tackles this challenge – by pioneering cryogenic gas cooling with an unprecedented energy efficiency of up to 90%.