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The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released early January. Compared to the old guidelines, they do not reference any limitations on cholesterol, but do address how adults and children ages 14 and over should limit their sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day. Also included were recommended healthy eating patterns: more variety of fruits and vegetables, grains, more soy products, seeds, nuts, etc.
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December articles confirmed that breakfast all day has been a win for the foodservice industry. Its success can be attributed to multiple factors – the economy, calorie disclosure legislation, etc. With more operators jumping on the bandwagon, competition has become fierce. Consequently, to circumvent to the price wars, innovation will be key. One item that is getting trendier are hot cereals beyond oatmeal. Grains like quinoa, bulgur and barley are gaining popularity among hot cereal consumers.
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Greek yogurt, lead by Chobani, spiked up the sales of the yogurt category. What’s next? Mintel projects a 16% increase in sales gains from now until 2020; total category will reach $9.25 billion. As the growth of Greek yogurt slows down, here are some of the rising stars that will fuel category growth: new flavors (savory/herbal), mix-ins (nuts, grains), drinkables and beyond cow milk (goat).
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onsumers are searching for the “better burger.” New research from Mintel UK indicates a shift (7%) of British burger fans from QSR to operators offering gourmet burgers. Overall 52% indicated they would be interested in trying a more upscale burger with 29% saying thicker patties would be the deciding factor, followed by different proteins, buns and selection of toppings. Mintel believes that gourmet burgers add value and will continue to fuel UK burger growth.
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Morning meals either during the AM daypart or 24/7 continue to be in the spotlight. Packaged food manufacturers and restaurants are all fighting for their fair share of stomach. Consequently, breakfast growth will continue to be rampant. For restaurants it will be important to serve food fast and fresh, portable and with a variety of beverages (coffee and juices). Note: Ethnic inspired breakfast items are gaining popularity.
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“Breakfastarians” is a new term coined on the Internet for consumers that crave breakfast foods 24/7. Overall breakfast visits (attributed to an improving job market) were up 4 percent for the year ending May 2015 (NPD). A 2014 NRA survey indicated 72 percent of U.S. consumers wished restaurants offer breakfast items all day long. Consequently, most of the major U.S. chains are jumping on the 24/7 breakfast bandwagon. Consumer time constraints also drive breakfast sales.
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