Every year the team at Datassential comes together to develop our list of the flavors and ingredients that should be on the food industry’s radar in the years ahead.
We not only uncover how the subgroups within this generation think and behave differently, but we also dive into how millennials differ from the population overall. Here are five early findings.
Is this the end of the golden age of fast casual dining?
Summer adds a whole range of new food options fighting for the consumer dollar.
The majority of operators are certainly worried about rising labor costs – 75% of operators said they are concerned about labor costs, and one-third of operators are very concerned.
What’s the next _______? New ingredients and flavors are popping up on menus at a rapid pace, so this year Datassential expanded its annual list of 10 ingredients to watch to include 5 more.
Supermarket prepared food departments are the fastest-growing segment of the foodservice industry, and in the past few years, consumer perceptions of supermarket prepared foods have risen sharply.
Dessert is a category that few decision-makers can ignore – after all, over 85% of consumers eat a dessert within any given week.
As this segment continues to evolve, there are opportunities for manufacturers and distributors to help c-stores meet modern consumers’ needs.
With a young customer base that is starting to exercise its own decisions and form its own tastes and preferences, C&U decision makers are always on the lookout for the concepts, ingredients and dishes that will resonate with students.