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Protein Power! The Future of Protein Alternatives in Foodservice

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Given the heightened awareness of the importance of better-for-you and functional food options, it makes sense that demand for protein alternatives would grow exponentially during the pandemic.

As we reported in our 2021 Foodservice Trends: A Look at the Road Ahead report, 78% of consumers would like restaurants to menu more food and beverages with functional benefits.1 The consumer appetite for functional foods is robust, with 61% of those surveyed saying they're either extremely or very interested in them.1

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Topics: Trends, Better-for-You, Vegan, Vegetarian, Flexitarian, Plant-Forward, Foodservice Industry, Sustainability, Health & Wellness, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Foodies for Thought: The Impact of Millennial Foodie Culture

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

Millennial foodies are serving big changes to the foodservice industry. With 50% of U.S. millennials—one-eighth of the entire U.S. population—claiming to be foodies, foodservice entrepreneurs and restaurant operators are feeling the heat throughout the supply chain to cater to this coveted demographic, as millennial foodies drive menu innovation and transform the food economy.1

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Topics: Millennials, Food Halls, Food Trucks, Better-for-You, Vegan, Vegetarian, Consumer, Sustainability

Foodservice Trends 2017: Change Tops the Menu

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

2016 was a whirlwind of on-the-go snacking, clean label watching, better-for-you branding and millennial menu-innovation mania. No surprise, then, that those in the know forecast flux for the new year.  

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Topics: Technology, Millennials, Mobile, Global, Customer Experience, Sustainability

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

Coming Clean: 5 Must-Know Clean Label Facts for Foodservice

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

For many foodservice operations and manufacturers, clean label is a way of wiping the slate clean–no more questionable ingredients or unhealthy additives that could raise the eyebrows of increasingly health-conscious consumers.

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Topics: Better-for-You, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, Non-GMO, Fat-Free, Sustainability, Packaging

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