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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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Millennials have redefined the snacking occasion.

They snack more often and they’re snacking with purpose. How do you capture this group’s attention? In this video, learn what’s different about this demographic and the do’s and don’ts for marketing to this unique segment of consumers.

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Exclusive 2017 Trends Report

S&DS Exclusive members get access to the top 2017 Snack & Dessert trends of 2017 before anyone else! We know these trends will help drive sales and keep customers coming back throughout the year!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of food photography.

In a visual world, a picture truly is worth 1,000 words. And a picture of delicious-looking snacks or desserts could be worth a lot more than words—like new customers and the potential for incremental profits.

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2016 Snack Trends: A Look at What Helps Boost Sales in Commercial and Non-Commercial Segments

Mondelēz International wanted to get to the heart of 2016 snack trends. So it partnered with Penton Media to survey and study what drives snack sales in today’s ever-changing industry.

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Catching Z’s: Waking Up to Differences Between Gen Z and Millennials

By now, you may feel like you’ve gotten your fill of frenzied commentary on how millennials are transforming the foodservice industry. But the fact is, with 75.4 million members, they’ve surpassed the 74.9 million boomers to take their place as they nation’s largest generation.1 Their sheer numbers justify the attention they’ve been drawing. They’re a target market that promises rich rewards for foodservice operators who hit the mark.

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HOW ICE CREAM MAKES MENUS EPIC

With summer in full swing, ice cream sales are heating up. Across the country, Americans are scooping up this cool and creamy favorite by the cone, cup and float load.

As a country, we have such a soft spot for ice cream, we even dedicated an entire day to honor it. And while National Ice Cream Day (July 17) has come and gone, it doesn’t mean sales of this sweet staple will cool anytime soon.

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