Flavors & Ingredients

Sweet Spots: Dessert Diversification Bites and Insights

Indulgent desserts are trending as key to a balanced approach to wellbeing. Explore the diversity of desserts hitting the sweet spot in foodservice today.

Spreading It Thick: How Sauces Are Feeding Business In a Big Way

Particularly popular among millennials and Gen Zers, sauces are spreading across social media. Explore the latest sauces trending at big restaurant chains.

4 Ways to Modernize French Pastry

Giving French pastries a makeover to include modern formats and trending flavors could invigorate your menu — and sales.

Great Explorations: Global Influences Elevate Menus with a World Of Culinary Creativity

Expect international influences to trend on menus in 2023. Explore global flavor forecasts from Technomic, Food Management and Mondelēz Foodservice.

Autumn Appetites: Consumers Fall for a Shift in Seasonal Flavors

Pumpkin-themed LTOs return to menus, but fresh takes on fall flavors are trending . Explore research revealing how tastes are changing with the season.

A Season to Savor: Holiday Menu Food for Thought

Research shows consumers look forward to holiday LTOs that leverage seasonal flavors. Explore these and post-holiday menu strategies for optimal sales.

How The Cookies Crumbl: Cookies Hit Sweet Spot on National Cookie Day and Every Day

Sales at gourmet cookie shops are surging. Explore the growth of the gourmet cookie takeout and delivery category as National Cookie Day approaches.

Menu Innovation Mania: Global Trends Reflect Hunger for Fearless Flavor Profiles

To meet high demand, top restaurant brands are cooking up bold takes on menu items. Explore inventive mashups introduced in Asia and other innovations.

How Noncommercial Operators Can Maximize Sales With Prepackaged Snacks

The demand for prepackaged snacks rose during the pandemic. Offering them after it will potentially increase healthcare and hotel operators’ sales.

Time-Tested: Which Pandemic Practices Could Become Permanent?

Find out what adjustments operators across the country made during the pandemic—and how those moves are now helping them increase business.

A Feast from the East: Asian Influences Add Flavor to Foodservice

Asian-inspired dishes and desserts have helped drive menu innovation during COVID-19. Explore a few of the latest examples of Asian culinary influence.

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

The pandemic has altered operators’ approach to limited time offers. Find out why—and what consumers want from LTOs now.

Snacking Comes of Age: Understand Generational Preferences to Position Your Menu for Success

Snacking has increased in recent years. Here’s how to customize your offerings to satisfy the unique preferences of every generation.

No Chickening Out: Big Chains Dig in to Win the Chicken Sandwich Wars

Sales of chicken sandwiches continue to soar as chains step up efforts to capitalize on the trend. Explore the latest chicken sandwich product launches.

Plant-Based Snack Trend Sprouts Better-for-You Business

The plant-based foodservice trend is poised to help restaurant operations and other foodservice establishments grow a higher check average. Discover how consumer demand and millennial snack preferences are driving plant-based menu innovation.

The Feel Deal: Texture Hits the Sweet Spot as a Snacking Trend

Engaging the senses for share-worthy experiences is a must for menu innovation meant to drive a higher check average among younger consumers. Learn why texture is expected to take hold as a sensory foodservice trend that restaurant operations will leverage to drive traffic among iGen and millennial snack enthusiasts.

Jams, Jellies and Preserves Make Sales Stick for Foodservice Operators

Learn how jelly, jams and preserves are evolving to bear fruit in a changing foodservice landscape and help drive a higher check average.

Taste Tempests Ahead: 2018 Snack and Foodservice Trends Forecast

Foodservice is heating up as it heads into 2018. Discover how demand for spicy flavor combinations is ushering in the New Year with bold menu innovation.

Spotlight Interview #5: Glenn Garcia, Business manager, Dessert Ingredient Marketing: Change Your Menu with Innovative Applications

Gain valuable insight into the latest dessert trends from a foodservice expert and learn how dessert menu innovation can help drive a higher check average.

For the Amor of Sabor: Hispanic Snack Trends Are a Hit

Explore the huge sales potential of the Hispanic snack market, with insights to help tailor menu innovation for a higher check average from Hispanic consumers.

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