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Sweet Success: Catching Up with Confectionery Foodservice Trends

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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The future looks sweet for the global confectionery sector, and foodservice operators stand poised to unwrap a world of opportunities.

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Topics: Millennials, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Chocolate, Consumers

Going with the Grain: Whole Grains Help Grow Foodservice Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 It’s all good when it comes to whole grains, which seem to be on the front lines of the feeding frenzy for better-for-you fare. According to the International Food Information Council’s 2017 Food and Health Survey, 84% of consumers recognize whole grains as good for you, placing the foodservice staple among the top three wellness-promoting components (only vitamin D and fiber edged higher).1

What’s more, 65% of survey participants reported that they are eating more whole grain foods compared to years past. And while millennials are known as a driving force of the better-for-you foodservice trend, results showed that adults between the ages of 50 and 80 (70%) are even more likely to step up their whole grain consumption than 18-49 year olds (62%).1

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Topics: Millennials, Appetizers/Snacks, Better-for-You, Non-GMO

Jams, Jellies and Preserves Make Sales Stick for Foodservice Operators

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In a jam when it comes to boosting sales? Chances are jelly can spread them thick and sweet. Expected to reach $8.7 billion by 2021, the global jam, jelly and preserves market is projected to grow at a 3.2% compound annual growth during a six-year forecast period.1

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Trends, Global, Appetizers/Snacks, Snack, Non-GMO, Flavors & Ingredients

Spotlight Interview #4: Joe Cusick, Director, National Accounts: Staying Relevant with Consumers

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

“As the largest and most diverse consumer demographic, millennials are global snacking adventurers in search of bold flavors.”

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Topics: Desserts, Millennials, Dessert, Snack, Non-GMO, OREO, Flavors & Ingredients

Better-for-You Buzzwords: Hold the Sugarcoating

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Millennials, Snack, Better-for-You, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Non-GMO, Foodservice Industry, Health & Wellness, Packaging

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