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How to Effectively Promote Your Holiday Menu

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 29, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Food plays an integral role in a number of fall and winter celebrations—Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are the top holidays consumers associate with special dishes, flavors and eating occasions.1

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Topics: Promotions, Marketing & Communications, Takeout, Meal Kits, Dessert, Holidays, Seasonal, NILLA Wafers, NABISCO GRAHAMS, Customer Experience, Menu Strategy, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

Autumn Appetites: Consumers Fall for a Shift in Seasonal Flavors

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 4, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Pumpkin spice, anyone? Yep, it’s that time of year again. Summer is winding down, the temperature is dropping, and a cornucopia of fall flavors are cropping up on menus and store shelves everywhere.

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Topics: Trends, Seasonal, Menu, Flavors & Ingredients, Menu Strategy, Recipes, Culinary, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

How to Make Fall a Stellar Dessert Season

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 25, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In fall, as the weather begins to cool, consumers’ appetite for desserts that include warm, toasty flavors starts to heat up.

Restaurants may find customers are seeking sweets such as pies and souffles, featuring autumnal ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, nuts and apples, according to Clarice Lam, Mondelēz Foodservice brand ambassador, contributor to Epicurious and Spruce Eats, and founder of The Baking Bean, a Brooklyn direct-to-consumer bakery specializing in all-natural seasonal sweets.

Consumers want warm and cozy dishes for the fall—flavors that remind them of the holidays and family,” Lam said in an interview with marketing agency The Food Group.

In fact, more than half (53%) of consumers say they’re interested in seasonally influenced desserts.1

The ingredients, trendiness and other aspects, though, can affect how new menu items are received. To ensure any fall desserts you introduce are a sales success, consider weaving in some of the following features.

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Topics: Promotions, Pies/Tarts, Custards/Cheesecakes, Beverages, Ice Cream Desserts, Dessert, Holidays, Seasonal, OREO, SOUR PATCH KIDS, Dessert Ingredients, Creative Inspiration, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Nostalgia, Foodservice, Shakes/Smoothies/Frozen Beverages, Comfort

4 Tips for Crafting a Winning Dessert LTO

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM

With an enticing mix of menu items, the dessert category can produce considerable revenue; 60% of operators say it’s helped them increase profits.1

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Topics: Promotions, Marketing & Communications, Beverages, Dessert, Seasonal, Gen Z, Baby Boomers, Chocolate, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, Social Media, Dessert Ingredients, Customer Experience, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Branded Ingredients, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Nostalgia, Signage, Foodservice

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

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