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No Kidding: Children Have Serious Impact on Snack Trends

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Once upon a time, before snacking became a daily activity for 94% of Americans surveyed1 and a convenient meal replacement for on-the-go millennials,2 the snacking landscape seemed populated predominantly by little kids with big appetites for tide-you-over treats. With so much attention focused on millennials and their transformative impact on the foodservice industry, we can lose sight of the fact that kids still help drive snack sales and foodservice trends.

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Topics: Millennials, Snack, Gen X, Better-for-You, Foodservice Industry, Food & Beverage

Snack Subscription Boxes Satisfy Millennial Appetite for Convenience

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As consumer demand for speed and convenience continues to drive such snack trends as grab-and-go and takeout and delivery, the destination seems to become increasingly clear: more snacks, less fuss. Consumers are snacking more and more, but want to do less and less. Nearly half of Americans snack two to three times a day,1 and 94% snack at least once daily.2 The millennial need for speed compels foodservice operators to pick up the pace when it comes to satisfying snack yearnings that cross dayparts.

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Topics: Millennials, Delivery, Snack, Gen X, Baby Boomers, Packaging, Meal Kit

Older and Wiser: Snacking Trends of the Maturing Millennial Market

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM
With the global market for snacks expected to reach $138.2 billion by 2020 -- a significant jump from $94.5 billion in 2015 -- the snacking industry seems poised to grow stronger and more vibrant. 1 And with 94% of Americans snacking at least once a day, it’s easy to see why we should expect the snack fest to continue. 2
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Topics: Millennials, National, Snack, Gen X, Baby Boomers, Demographic

The Buzz on Millennial Coffee Consumption

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Nothing seems to perk up profits and spread good cheer among foodservice operators like holiday coffee sales. Last year, one of the jolly juggernauts in the coffee category saw sales spike 12% during the holiday season to $5.47 billion.1  

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Topics: Millennials, Specialty Coffee Shop, Seasonal, Gen X, Better-for-You, Demographic

X-TRA Hot Foodservice Trends of Generation X

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM
As the middle child of foodservice marketing, Generation X is the brand X of demographic cohorts – generic, nameless, and devoid of fanfare. We know they’re out there somewhere, lost in all the attention paid to baby boomers (their parents) and millennials (their kids) – the second and first largest generations, respectively. And unlike the up-and-coming Generation Z, they lack the allure and excitement of novelty and the promise of future profits.
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Topics: Millennials, Mobile, Gen Z, Gen X, Baby Boomers, Better-for-You, Online Reviews, Social Media, Foodservice Industry

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