Desserts can be a big draw—a third of consumers say they sometimes visit a restaurant specifically because of one it offers.1 Yet historically, only 35% of operators have included frozen treats on their menu.2
Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Global, Ice Cream Desserts, Gen Z, Better-for-You, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Menu Strategy, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Indulgence, Customization, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Nostalgia, Foodservice, Healthful, Sweet, Refrigerated/Frozen Foods, Shakes/Smoothies/Frozen Beverages
The future looks sweet for the global confectionery sector, and foodservice operators stand poised to unwrap a world of opportunities.
Growing consumer demand for more wholesome and nutritious snack options has led to a vast buffet of buzzwords for better-for-you offerings. As foodservice operators scan the smorgasbord in search of trustworthy morsels of information, it makes sense to demystify better-for-you snack-speak and read between the lines of the buzzwords.
“It seems that health-and-wellness snacking used to be more on the fringe but has really made its way into more mainstream and is now part of everyday lives.”
The better-for-you snack segment is a booster shot for business, surpassing the sales growth of the entire food and beverage market, according to a report from Packaged Facts, a market intelligence firm.1 A convergence of factors, including portability, higher nutritional value and clean labeling, has spurred sales over the past decade for wellness-oriented snacks, resulting in a compound growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7%,and surpassing overall food and beverage growth.1