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Cool It! Summer LTOs Focus on Refreshing Fruit Flavors

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 16, 2022 8:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season—for watermelon. It’s summer, and the indulging is easy with the fruit and vegetable varieties of the season going through their annual growth spurt on menus everywhere. 

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Topics: Trends, Menu, Menu Strategy, Health & Wellness, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

Hot Sellers: Summer Flavor Forecast Calls for Wave of Appetite-Whetting Trends

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 21, 2022 8:00:00 AM

We can’t help but feel it—a surging wave of summer vibes after two years of pent-up passion for all the flavors and fun of a season associated with good times and great tastes. The rollback of restrictions is sure to release the foodservice floodgates as menu innovation makes the most of a season of opportunity for sizzling sales. 

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Topics: Trends, Seasonal, Better-for-You, Menu, Menu Strategy, Health & Wellness, Culinary, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Platefuls of Potential: Food and Beverage Subscription Programs Evolve

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 24, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Food and beverage subscription programs may be going from feast to famine as the foodservice landscape shifts again.

After a surge of sales earlier in the pandemic, for example, the meal-kit segment has become a Pandora’s box of challenges now that rising food costs, supply chain snafus and returning restaurant traffic have resulted in a steep falloff of subscriptions.1

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Topics: Delivery, Meal Kits, Better-for-You, Health & Wellness, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Meal Kit, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Growth Spurt Alert: Flourishing Plant-Based Foods Sure to Keep Mushrooming on Menus

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 5, 2022 8:00:00 AM

It’s comforting to think that however much the foodservice landscape shifts, comfort food retains its appeal and can be counted on by operators to serve up sales. 

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Topics: Trends, Vegan, Vegetarian, Foodservice Industry, Retail, Health & Wellness, Functional, Plant-Based

Food for Foresight:  Plating More Plants and Tapping More Tech

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM

There may not be any crystal ball to tell us what the foodservice industry can expect this year and beyond, but there is a feast of research to dig into. So let’s serve up a few juicy morsels that are sure to whet your appetite for whats on course for the foreseeable future.'

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Topics: Trends, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Health & Wellness, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Digital/Online Ordering, Plant-Based

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