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Keep Snack Offerings Diverse

Do Millennials a Flavor (or Two, or Three): The Importance of Snacking Diversity

Snack-hungry millennials are an especially diverse bunch, and they yearn for diversity in their food options.

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Eating for Hunger, not Fuel

Satisfy Hunger to Help Nourish Sales

Consumers today may be too busy to eat a traditional sit-down meal, but that doesn’t mean they’re not hungry. In fact, their on-the- go lifestyle is conducive to working up a big appetite.

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2017 Trend Report - Filling the growing gap between meals

The Great American Snack Fest: The Snackification of Meals

Learn how millennial needs and preferences are expanding snacking occasions across dayparts and driving the foodservice trend of snacks as meal replacements.

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Filling the growing gap between meals

Sales à la Mode: How Toppings Help the Bottom Line

Beverages are a big deal when it comes to attracting and retaining foodservice customers. Gain insight into the beverage trends that can help drive a higher check average.

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Bottoms Up: How Beverages Help Boost the Bottom Line

Bottoms Up: How Beverages Help Boost the Bottom Line

Beverages are a big deal when it comes to attracting and retaining foodservice customers. Gain insight into the beverage trends that can help drive a higher check average.

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The Real Deal: Better-for-You Desserts Surge, Naturally

The Real Deal: Better-for-You Desserts Surge, Naturally

Better-for-you desserts could consume more market share as wellness-conscious millennials demand a balance between great taste and wholesome nutrition. Innovative flavor profiles and premium ingredients are important, but better-for-you appeal is the cherry on top to help drive sales. And an important way to inspire confidence in a dessert’s nutritional value is by avoiding artificial additives and preservatives.

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2017 Trend Report - Treats Stay On Top

Taste is Tops with Snack-Hungry Consumers

The popularity of snacking is surging, driving manufacturers and foodservice operators to provide an ever-expanding assortment of options to satisfy the market’s seemingly insatiable appetite. But what’s the common denominator driving snack consumption?

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Brand Enhanced Desserts

Brand Names Are a Big Deal with Dessert Consumers

What’s in a name? A whole lot when it comes to the desserts consumers prefer. Well-known brands have the power to increase sales, repeat visits and customer satisfaction. As a result, many restaurant operators are giving their menus an upgrade by adding items with high brand recognition.

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Snack Time Taking Over Adult Eating Habits

Snacking has grown up. It’s rapidly becoming a mainstay of daily eating habits, as 97% of adults say they choose a snack at least once a day.1 And with another 82% admitting to snacking twice a day, it’s no surprise that snacks are becoming a significant source of caloric intake. On average, women consume 400 calories per day from snacks, while men take in around 600 snack calories each day.1

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Smart Snacking Stays a Top Trend for 2017

With the dawn of a new year comes the annual rise in resolutions. As with every year, many of those declarations will probably surround wellness goals. From hitting the gym to eating well, January is the month for making personal promises. But according to our experts, conscious eating is here to stay all year long.

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