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Time-Tested: Which Pandemic Practices Could Become Permanent?

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Over the past year and a half, operators have addressed emerging pandemic-related consumer preference, safety and other needs by introducing innovative menu and operational changes—and a number have shown some staying power.

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Falling for Another Flavor: Consumers Cool to Pumpkin Spice, Get Sappy for Maple

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Pumpkin spice sure is nice, signaling the start of the holiday season and boosting business for foodservice operators across America, where the love affair with the perennial fall flavor seems to pile up sales like so much foliage. 

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Topics: Desserts, Millennials, Snack, Holidays, Seasonal, Consumer

Fall Snack Attack: A New Season of Snacking

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 31, 2016 12:08:51 PM

Leaves aren’t the only thing changing this fall season. Snacking trends are changing too as snack-hungry consumers (in particular, millennials) drive consumption to new heights. According to Technomic’s latest Snacking Occasion Consumer Trend Report, snack attacks are increasing in frequency, with 83% of consumers in 2016 snacking on a daily basis, versus 76% in 2014.1 As their lifestyles become more fast-paced, consumers look for quick food fixes in the form of snacks. And, as healthy snacks grow in popularity, many people are becoming more flexible in how they define snacks and when they consume them.

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Topics: Millennials, Snack, Holidays, Seasonal

3 Ways to Become a Fourth of July Favorite for Consumers

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

“American as apple pie” is more than just a saying. It’s also a great mantra for any operator focused on boosting Fourth of July sales. Even as Americans are increasingly seeking ethnic and global flavors for everyday meals,1 when it comes to celebrating our nation, the country’s consumers want all-American foods and flavors.

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Topics: Snacking, Trends, Promotions, Global, Holidays, Seasonal

March Is a Crazy Time for Snack Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

College basketball means many things. Big games. Team pride. Cinderella stories. And serious snacking. Really, what’s a game if not a chance to gather, cheer and munch on your favorite treats?

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Topics: Promotions, Holidays, Seasonal, Sales & Profitability

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See how you can leverage 2020’s top trends to help tailor your menu for today’s evolving tastes.
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