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Going with the Grain: Whole Grains Help Grow Foodservice Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 It’s all good when it comes to whole grains, which seem to be on the front lines of the feeding frenzy for better-for-you fare. According to the International Food Information Council’s 2017 Food and Health Survey, 84% of consumers recognize whole grains as good for you, placing the foodservice staple among the top three wellness-promoting components (only vitamin D and fiber edged higher).1

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Trends

Gotta Love It: Social Media Feeds the Need for Menu Innovation

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There’s a lot to love when it comes to social media. Today’s consumers certainly seem to think so. According to data from Mintel, a leading provider of market research, insight and analysis, 93% of Americans are social media users.1

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Trends, Marketing

Convenience Accelerated: Foodservice Technology Fast-Tracks Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Consumer demand for convenience seems to be picking up more and more speed in the foodservice industry. According to Mintel’s Foodservice Trends 2018, a quarter of consumers surveyed are dining out because they just don’t have the time to cook at home.1 What’s more, the shift away from traditional office environments to a remote workforce could help drive demand for all-day dining and delivery, especially with nearly one in 10 survey participants dining out to work remotely.2

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Topics: Technology, Millennials, Restaurant Operations, Trends

Smart Bites: Limited-Time Offers, Limitless Opportunities

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Limited-time offers have gone a long way for a long time, and foodservice operators continue to get a lot of mileage out of them as go-to business boosters.

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Topics: Desserts, Millennials, Snacking, Trends, Marketing

Sales Pick Up Speed at Fast-Fine Foodservice Operations

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Fast casual has been quick to turn a buck. As a subset of the limited service category, the segment seems to be feasting on market share. At a time when consumers hunger for quick and easy meal solutions that balance taste and nutrition, can an emphasis on good food fast be anything but a boon to the bottom line?

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Topics: Millennials, Restaurant Operations, Trends

Jams, Jellies and Preserves Make Sales Stick for Foodservice Operators

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In a jam when it comes to boosting sales? Chances are jelly can spread them thick and sweet. Expected to reach $8.7 billion by 2021, the global jam, jelly and preserves market is projected to grow at a 3.2% compound annual growth during a six-year forecast period.1

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Trends

Taste Tempests Ahead: 2018 Snack and Foodservice Trends Forecast

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Foodservice may be in flux, what with shifting demographics, economic unpredictability and technological advances. But while foodservice operators can sometimes feel like their plates are piled high with uncertainty, there’s one thing they can count on: Flavor is always in favor, and 2018 is poised to be no exception. In fact, it seems on course to serve up a flavor fest.

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Trends

Mindful Eating Snack Trend Gives Foodservice Operators Food for Thought

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Consumer interest in traditional approaches to diet and nutrition seems to be thinning out. While the focus for many weight-conscious consumers tended to be concentrated almost entirely on calorie intake, attention is shifting to a more holistic approach to wellness-oriented food consumption.

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Trends

Growth Spurt: Micro Restaurant Operations Stand Tall Among Big Chains

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Good things come in small foodservice establishments, consumers seem to be saying. Despite a 4% falloff in total independent restaurant unit counts in 2017 compared to the previous year,1 it looks like consumer demand for micro restaurants is having a sizable impact. According to the global industry analysis and advisory firm NPD Group, micro-chains are breaking the lock larger chains once had on growth.

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Topics: Millennials, Restaurant Operations, Trends

The Power of Peanut Butter: How a Foodservice Staple Still Spreads Sales Around

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Peanut butter is one of those perennial favorites that brings back fond childhood memories yet stays forever fresh and contemporary, lending itself to an endless array of flavorful pairings. With so many applications, from cookies to confections, donuts to delicacies, chicken to burgers and beyond, it’s no wonder consumers keep going nuts for peanut butter and find new ways to enjoy it.

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Recipe

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