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The Lowdown on High Tech: How Foodservice Innovation Feeds the Bottom Line

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As competition heats up, labor costs rise and demand for quick, convenient snack and meal options grows, operators across segments are turning to technology for solutions. The faster and more efficiently they can serve customers, the more robust the bottom line is likely to be. High tech, higher check average, lower costs seems a suitable mantra for foodservice operators in the digital age.

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Topics: Technology, Restaurant Operations, Trends

Fast Casual and Fast-Food Chains Shift Sales into High Gear (Part 1)

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In the age of grab-and-go, when millennials demand foodservice operators cater to the need for speed in their busy lifestyles, self-service kiosks seem to be just what the foodservice customer ordered. Grab-and-go was bound to give way to tap-and-go, an even-more-streamlined ordering process for the $230 billion fast-food industry, where young customers are putting ever-greater emphasis on “fast.”1

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Topics: Technology, Millennials, Restaurant Operations

Go East, Young Man: Snacking Trends Surge in Asia

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM
Life, liberty and the pursuit of snacking have always been a big deal in America. But Asia is rapidly becoming the land of opportunity for the foodservice industry and snack manufacturers as economic, technological and cultural transformations open markets and new business horizons.

A case in point is the Asia Pacific region. In the second offering of Food Industry Asia’s Lunch Series held in Singapore last year, global market intelligence agency Mintel identified four overarching trends that it anticipates will help drive food and drink consumption in the region in the coming years.1 Gleaned from the work of more than 100 Mintel analysts with a global reach across the food, drink and foodservice industries, the trends were parsed in a presentation by Avanthi Ravindran, senior trend and innovation consultant at Mintel South-East Asia and India.1 

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Topics: Technology, Snacking, Trends

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, Trends

Cooking Up Successful Email Campaigns

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

A feast of devices and digital marketing channels has created a feeding frenzy for marketers hungry to reach new customers and retain existing ones. As we explored in “Marketing on the Menu,” digital marketing is a must-or-bust proposition for today’s restaurant operations. To keep pace with a digitally accelerating marketing environment filled with digitally savvy consumers, you need to capitalize on the foodservice trend of tapping into tech and get a handle on what it brings to the table.

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Topics: Technology, Millennials, Promotions, Marketing, Loyalty, Mobile

Marketing on the Menu: How to Put Promotions into Motion

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

photo-post_62.jpegBefore you can whet people’s appetite for your menu, you need to grab their attention—and that involves marketing. But with so many promotions circulating through today’s amazing array of marketing channels, from social (a huge smorgasbord in itself) and mobile to print and broadcast—it’s hard to keep pace with trends and zero in on what works best.

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Topics: Technology, Millennials, Promotions

E‑Commerce: A Feast of Opportunities and Challenges

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 16, 2016 2:40:21 PM

For foodservice operators hungry for growth and higher margins, riding the e‑commerce wave can be very appealing. But understanding e‑commerce, its potential and pitfalls, is essential if you don’t want to come up empty, or worse, in a hole of wasted time and money.

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Marketing

7 Must-Read Social Picture Post Tips for Operators

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Instagram has more than arrived; it’s dominating. As a leading social media outlet, its ever-growing user base offers operators like you seemingly unlimited reach to interact with customers past, present and future.

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Topics: Technology, Millennials, Marketing

Handling Customer Complaints in the Digital Age

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In today’s digital world, you can no longer afford to wait days or weeks to answer customer complaints. Empowered and emboldened through social media, customers expect immediate resolution to their concerns.

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Topics: Technology, Millennials, Restaurant Operations

Dining Insights in a World Gone Mobile

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 13, 2016 3:00:35 PM

Great food alone doesn’t cut it anymore in the world of smartphones. Today’s customers want a total dining experience. And they’re holding all the power.

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Topics: Technology, Trends

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