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Today’s Specials: Specialty Snack Trends Top Millennial Menus

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Trends, Desserts

Late Boomers: Baby Boomer-Focused Foodservice poised to Flourish

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Marketing, Restaurant Operations, Technology, Trends, Desserts, Millennials

Time and A-Gen: Next-Gen Restaurant Operations

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In the endless blur of restaurant concepts vying for market share among millennial dining enthusiasts, bringing meaty differentiating factors to the table is a must.

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Millennials, Merchandising, Desserts, Snacking, Technology

Wake-Up Call: Breakfast-Inspired Menu Innovation Creates a Stir

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Breakfast and morning snacks are on a roll, serving up the sunny side of the foodservice business. In fact, according to the research firm NPD Group, it’s the only daypart that’s growing.1 With a one percent rise in restaurant traffic for the year ended February 18, breakfast seems to be hatching fresh opportunities at a time when lunch has been flat and dinner down a percentage point.1

If a one-percent rise in traffic seems like a slim slice of success, consider that breakfast is expanding rapidly beyond the morning daypart. Thirty-percent of consumers surveyed are purchasing breakfast items during later dayparts more often than they did two years earlier, according Technomic, a foodservice research and planning firm.2

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Topics: Millennials, Trends, Desserts, Snacking

Sweet Talk: Consumers Love Sweet Snack Trends

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

Americans are sweet on snacks—so much so, according to the market research firm Nielsen, they consumed over 92 billion dollars’ worth last year across the top seven categories.1 While salty snacks have the most sales to savor at $27.72 billion, candy came in second ($20.96 billion), cookies fourth ($7.36 billion) and ice cream fifth ($6.64 billion).1

Technomic, a foodservice-focused research and consulting firm, attributes the popularity of savory flavors to the tendency of American consumers to favor meat, grains, vegetables and cheeses.2 Technomic data indicates that they may view these as better-for-you profiles with lower sugar content.2

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Trends, Desserts

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