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Spotlight Interview #3: Rachel Reed, Business Manager, Branded Snacks, Candy & Gum: Merchandising in Your Operation

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

“Merchandising steers customers to the items they want and your operation to the sales you need.”

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Topics: Millennials, Merchandising, Snacking

Show and Sell: A Hunger for Merchandising

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

Let’s face it: We can chat all we like about hot snack trends and market growth, but without the right merchandising, foodservice operations can be left out in the cold. While we can chew the fat about wellness snack trends, unless we bulk up our merchandising, we could be putting the bottom line at risk of thinning out. And before they can feed the seemingly endless millennial snack appetite, even the best-stocked foodservice operators must find ways to effectively merchandise the products millennials hanker for.

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Topics: Millennials, Merchandising, Snacking

4 Ideas to Help Drive Better-For-You Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It’s official. America is in love with better-for-you foods. As demand for authentic foods and better-for-you snacks continues to grow, it’s important you have the strategies to grab more of this increasingly profitable business segment.

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Topics: Merchandising, Trends

The Need For Speed in the Quick Service Fast Lane

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

ThinkstockPhotos-492527575.jpgIn our increasingly fast-paced world, the demand for super-quick, super-tasty snacks and meals is causing the competition for traditional quick service chains to enter warp speed. As more and more convenience and grocery stores are getting into the act—stocking isles with a mouthwatering array of prepared food options—QSRs have to create tempting offers to keep pace with this service shift.

Fact is, as consumers turn to multiple channels to purchase grab-and-go foods. C-stores and grocery stores are eating into QSRs’ market share as they compete for the same consumers during the same dining occasions.
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Topics: Merchandising, Restaurant Operations

5 Ways to Help Make Your Operation THE Mother’s Day Destination

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

With Mother’s Day just around the corner it’s time to shine a light on the loveliest ladies in our lives. That means eating special treats, gathering family at a special meal, or even just spending relaxing time together—in other words, lots of opportunities for operators to make a splash and maybe a little extra cash while they’re at it.

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Topics: Merchandising

Promote and Prosper: How To Reach More Customers and Drive Traffic

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The power of the promotion* is undeniable. From fun sweepstakes to flavorful LTOs, pointed promotions can offer an easy-yet-strategic way to help you connect with customers, drive traffic and boost your bottom line. Plus, they’re a great place to start when you want to highlight new menu items, call out cool events or push rewards programs.

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Topics: Technology, Merchandising