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2014/03/01
Consumers are seeking food and beverages that are healthy, high in nutrients without sacrificing taste. Global data reveals that only 64% men and 73% women eat vegetables daily. Consequently consumers are looking to get more vegetables and fruits into their diets via an increasing range of drinks – smoothies (fruit and vegetables including leafy greens), energy drinks, etc.
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2014/04/01
Local, identified as the NRA’s Top Two Culinary 2014 Trends, is beginning to take on a new definition in the eyes of consumers. Fact: Farmers’ markets have grown 54% over the past five years. New Fact: 40 percent of shoppers define local as the country they live in. Sweet Green Fields is a prime example as they continue to work on its U.S. growing program for stevia plants normally grown overseas for their products.
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2014/05/01
Now that the low-carb fad is over, consumers are beginning to enjoy bread again, especially some of the artisanal varieties that are available. Consequently operators are getting innovative by offering spreads in lieu of butter or olive oil that are healthy (vegetarian/vegan), sweet, savory, etc.
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2014/06/01
Snacking behavior in the U.S. continues to dominate the news. A Research & Markets report (Salty Snacks in the U.S.) indicated that 90 percent of households reported eating a salty snack in the last thirty days.
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2014/08/01
Move over Sriracha, the Jalapenos are coming! Restaurant concepts across all segments are menuing jalapenos with burgers, pizza, etc. This trend further validates that consumers love their pepper flavor and heat. Quartz online news reported that the U.S. hot sauce market has grown 150 percent since 2000.
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Regardless if your company’s business is B2B or B2C, everyone is utilizing technology to listen and participate. In a blog post titled “Surveillance of Brands” we are reminded that brand loyalty is at an all time high, thus it behooves us to be authentic, transparent. Be careful of missteps. Online nutritional information for food & beverage weighs heavily with consumers when it comes to making choices.
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2014/11/06
Snacking behavior continues to dominate the headlines, especially now that parents are concerned about what to put in their children’s lunchbox or offer after school. NPD last year ranked fruits and vegetables second and third respectively on what we eat most list. Consequently manufacturers are launching more nutritious and weight conscious snacks, also in convenient Grab-N-Go formats. Two snacks that are growing in leaps and bounds are yogurt and less sugary smoothie blends.
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2014/11/25
A new study by Y-Pulse revealed that snacking frequency has increased 43% for those students surveyed in the past year; 39% remained unchanged. Most students snack at least two times a day, late afternoon snacks is considered prime time. Link below provides details as it relates to types of snacks which vary by time of day – yogurt and fruit in the morning, more sandwiches/wraps, and salty snacks later in the day. Convenience is very important.
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Updates
2015/01/22
NPD reported (The Future of Eating; Who’s Eating What in 2018?) that the consumption of fresh foods grew by 20 percent to over 100 billion eating occasions in the last decade (2003 – 2013). They identified Millennials (ages 24-37) and Generation Z (ages 0-23) were driving the trend and all three meal occasions including snacking will become even fresher. Breakfast will grow the most. Mintel also reminds us the younger population is frugal and seeks convenience.
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2015/03/26
The National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast revealed that seven out of ten consumers want breakfast items served throughout the day. Consequently, operators are responding with unique breakfast items that incorporate more protein, spicy flavors and ethnic influences.
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