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Five lessons as millennials mature and evolve
Five lessons as millennials mature and evolve

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.

What’s next for fast casuals?
What’s next for fast casuals?

Is this the end of the golden age of fast casual dining?

state fair food
state fair food

Summer adds a whole range of new food options fighting for the consumer dollar.

foodservice labor
foodservice labor

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 foods
Supermarket prepared foods

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.

Ice cream trends are hot -- and getting hotter
Ice cream trends are hot -- and getting hotter

Dessert is a category that few decision-makers can ignore – after all, over 85% of consumers eat a dessert within any given week.

convenience store
convenience store

As this segment continues to evolve, there are opportunities for manufacturers and distributors to help c-stores meet modern consumers’ needs. 

college and university foodservice
college and university foodservice

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.