Consumer interest in the quality and source of food and beverage ingredients is elevating the profile of wellness-oriented options in the market.
In a foodservice marketplace where the appetite for value, quality and convenience seems to keep growing, meal kits offer time-strapped consumers welcome options for easy-to-prepare home-cooked meals.
In 2018, the millennial dining market took its appetite for swapping the same-old, same-old for the bold and even bolder, into overdrive.
Hot on the heels of a report from the foodservice research and advisory firm Technomic citing the growing popularity of taste adventures,1 operators found a recipe for success in catering to the culinary wanderlust of young consumers.
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but avocados do—and they generate a lot of green. Last summer, Time magazine reported that Americans were spending a minimum of $900,000 per month on avocado toast1—a foodservice trend that seems to be the fruit of the millennial mania for better-for-you fare with a flavorful twist. Mashed green fruit on browned bread: Who would have thought? And who could have imagined its sales would soar to such heights?
Millennials have the fever for flavor adventures—and as the largest U.S. age demographic,1 they just may take the cake as tastemakers whose preferences influence snack selections found on grocery stores and menus around the country.
As a recent article in The Washington Post reports, millennials love to snack, and their tendency to bypass traditional meals in favor of grazing drives demand for an ever-expanding array of snack options.1 In particular, healthy options such as roasted chickpeas, chia seed pudding and popped sorghum have emerged from obscurity to take a star turn as better-for-you fare.1