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Hot Foodservice Trend: Ice Cream Sales Heat Up

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A perennial favorite, ice cream has a long history as the cold snack that consumers stay hot for. It's no wonder that when New York’s Museum of Ice Cream debuted last year, fans of the creamy favorite scooped up all 30,000 tickets in five days.1 The joy of ice cream continues to captivate imaginations and tantalize taste buds.

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Topics: Millennials, Shakes/Frozen Beverages, Ice Cream Desserts, Better-for-You, Flavors & Ingredients, Food & Beverage, snacks

Thin Wins: Thin Snacking Trends, Fat Profits

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM
Thin is in when it comes to millennial snack preferences, and snack manufacturers are enjoying sweet success as they position products as thin to ride the wave of wellness foodservice trends. Driven by growing demand for snacks that combine on-the-go convenience, low-calorie nutrition and satisfying flavor, the rebranding of staples and classics as thin encompasses everything from cookies to crackers to chocolate bars.
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Topics: Millennials, Better-for-You, Bars, Crackers, Flavors & Ingredients, Food & Beverage, Packaging, snacks

Pouring It On: Better-For-You Beverage Trends

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The millennial mania for better-for-you and clean label foodservice trends has spilled over into the beverage market in a big way. As millennials look to foods and drinks with high nutritional value to help fuel their busy lifestyles and foster their overall sense of health and well-being, they have become the consumer group with the highest consumption of functional beverages.1

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Topics: Millennials, Beverage, Beverages, Baby Boomers, Better-for-You, Foodservice Industry, Health & Wellness, snacks

Hot and Spicy Snack Trends Help Ignite Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The temperature may be dropping outside, but consumers are in the midst of a heat crave, and there’s no end in sight. According to Technomic’s 2015 Flavor Consumer Trend Report, 78% of consumers enjoy foods with some kick to them, and 55% typically crave spicy flavors.1

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Topics: Millennials, Regional, National, Better-for-You, Flavors & Ingredients, Sales & Profitability, snacks, Operations

Sweet Deal: Snack Trends of Chocolates, Candy and Gum Gone Wild

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Among snacking trends, candy is giving the industry a lot to chew on, both as a profit engine and an evolving market.

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Topics: Desserts, Gum & Candy, Chocolate, Cookies, snacks

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