"Sustainability, which by definition is the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance, is a much talked about topic today and is used in a broader sense to mean environmental consciousness or earth-friendly. In the food and beverage and foodservice sectors, many grocers, food manufacturers, and restaurant operators are initiating sustainability efforts as socially responsible corporate citizens and to support consumer interests."
The economy may be roaring along, but consumers are still in a recession mindset.
"Piper Jaffray recently completed its 37th semi-annual Generation Z survey of 8,000 U.S. teens. Overall, it found that teens claim they spend approximately $2,600 per year, a 1% year ‑over-year raise and a 6% compared to last fall."
"Millennial parents, just like parents from the generations that preceded them, are increasingly looking to restaurants to take on the task of cooking for their families. Millennials with children increased their restaurant visits by 5% in 2018 compared to prior year, reports The NPD Group. Their visit increase is in comparison to flat traffic growth for the total foodservice industry in 2018, according to NPD, which tracks on a daily basis U.S. consumers’ use of restaurants and other foodservice outlets."
Whether it's the slurp of a honey banana smoothie or the crackle of fresh bacon, breakfast is what gets many of us out of bed in the morning. A new survey conducted by the National Honey Board highlights how the U.S. does breakfast.
"Any all-digital business can benefit from adding an app to the marketing mix," Nabeena Mali writes for AppInstitute. "But bricks-and-sticks businesses can enjoy equal – even greater – gains. With tech ever-advancing and developers getting ever more creative, this list barely scratches the surface."
QSR Magazine reports some quick-service restaurants aren’t just surviving, they’re thriving thanks to a delicate balance of operations, product offering, and marketing that can uplift a failing quick-serve and bring some success back to mall food courts. Quick-service restaurants need to commit to new marketing channels that align with consumer behaviors.
With the increase in voice-activated assistant usage, learn more about how these users grocery shop and dine.
Thirteen percent of American adults have used voice-activated assistants — such as Alexa, Cortana, Google Home/Assistant, or Apple’s Siri — in the past 30 days, according to the 8th annual AudienceSCAN study by SalesFuel. SalesFuel finds that users of these devices tend to eat out more frequently and have different grocery habits than the average adult.
SalesFuel announces the release of its 2017 AudienceSCAN survey results, delivering vital purchase intent and psychographic data for consumer marketers and sales forces across all industries. Now in its 8th year, this in-depth analysis of more than 18,000 U.S. adult (18+) consumers gives you the exclusive insight to better understand what’s in the hearts and […]
McCormick & Company released its McCormick Flavor Forecastå¨ Reveals Eight Flavor Trends For 2015, highlighting 8 trends that will shape the future of flavor. The report drives flavor innovation and exploration throughout the food industry and in kitchens everywhere.