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All in Good Time: What Makes for a Winning LTO in 2021?

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Operators have increasingly turned to limited time offers in recent years to entice customers and spur sales. In fact, Technomic research indicates that LTO launches among the biggest 500 chain restaurant and retail operations grew 64% from 2014 to 2019.1

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Salty Snack Trends Savor Sweet Success

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

“Salty sells” is a fact foodservice operators have savored all along. But now consumers want to have their salt and eat it too–and that can be a challenge, given the rise of the better-for-you snacking trend that demands a balance between nutritious and delicious. A salty-tasting profile that also offers nutritional value seems like a recipe for a higher check average, and manufacturers have been busy combining the two to help drive sales–an important factor for continued growth, according to the Packaged Facts report Salty Snacks in the U.S., 4th Edition.

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Topics: Millennials, Appetizers/Snacks, Snack, Better-for-You, Gum & Candy, Cookies, Flavors & Ingredients

Batter Up: Healthy Cookies as a Grand Slam Millennial Snack

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Even when baseball season is in full swing, snacking hits it out the park as the true great American pastime. According to Mintel, 94% of Americans snack at least once a day and 50% two or three times a day.1 Given such demand, savvy food operators stand a sporting chance at increasing sales if they know what snacks to pitch consumers.

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Topics: Millennials, Baby Boomers, Better-for-You, Non-GMO, Cookies, Demographic, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness

Sweet Deal: Snack Trends of Chocolates, Candy and Gum Gone Wild

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Among snacking trends, candy is giving the industry a lot to chew on, both as a profit engine and an evolving market.

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Topics: Desserts, Gum & Candy, Chocolate, Cookies, snacks

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