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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

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

Hot Cocoa Blazes a Trail as a Sustainable Snack Trend

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 23, 2017 8:00:00 PM

Consumers are cocoa loco, especially at this time of year. There’s nothing like hot cocoa to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling on cold winter days, when foodservice operators cozy up to it as a reliable seller. It’s the quintessential winter beverage, a popular seasonal staple for consumers of all ages. But while hot cocoa and hot chocolate are often considered one and the same, their flavor profiles can vary.

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Topics: Millennials, Specialty Coffee Shop, Global, Beverages, Seasonal, Sustainability, Food & Beverage, Operations

The Buzz on Millennial Coffee Consumption

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Nothing seems to perk up profits and spread good cheer among foodservice operators like holiday coffee sales. Last year, one of the jolly juggernauts in the coffee category saw sales spike 12% during the holiday season to $5.47 billion.1  

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Topics: Millennials, Specialty Coffee Shop, Seasonal, Gen X, Better-for-You, Demographic

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

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