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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

Foodservice Operators Feast on Well-Being Snack Launches

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As the better-for-you movement goes from the margins of the foodservice industry to the mainstream, consumers are showing a growing appetite for well-being food and beverage products. With all the emphasis on wellness and transparency, the upward arc of the well-being foodservice trend seems a natural progression.

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Snack, Better-for-You, Non-GMO, Vegan, Vegetarian, Flexitarian, Plant-Forward, Sales & Profitability, Operations

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

A Clean Sweep: 2017 Snack Trends

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As a $6.2 billion behemoth that continues to grow,1 the snacking industry has a lot to look forward to in 2017. The Hartman Group reported that 90% of consumers snack multiple times during the day1, powering snacks to eat up ever-greater market share in the food industry. The consumer research firm estimates that snacking accounts for nearly 50% of all eating occasions.1

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Topics: Appetizers/Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch, Better-for-You, Vegetarian, Plant-Forward, Foodservice Industry

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