The year ahead will also be a turning point for a demographic shift in the country as Gen Z hits the workforce in a big way, bringing with them new preferences, skills and ideas.
December 23, 2019
Datassential, Chicago, pulled ideas from thought leaders across the company and combined with data from surveys, databases and from Haiku, the company’s machine-learning trend prediction engine, to compile a list of trends set to impact the food and beverage industry in the year ahead.
The report focuses on international, restaurant, catering, retail food, health and lifestyle, children, environmental policy and beverage trends, looking at what’s emerging, slowing down and just around the corner in the culinary and hospitality industries.
December 6, 2019
Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), Louisville, Ky., revealed data gathered from its international membership of over 2,400, which forecasts the most innovative trends in the culinary and cultural landscape for the next year.
Channels are blurring and C-stores now compete with an array of players that include quick-serve restaurants, drugstores and smaller formats of grocery and mass that increasingly focus efforts on fresh and fresh prepared/grab-and-go offerings.
November 25, 2019
Across the U.S. retail landscape, convenience stores are said to grow faster than all other offline channels over the next five years, according to a study released by Nielsen, Chicago, thus reflecting the hyper-focus consumers put on expediency.
The FWRA represents three major sectors of the supply chain—food manufacturing, retail and restaurant and foodservice.
October 31, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Washington, D.C., announced a new partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), Arlington, Va., to formalize industry education and outreach efforts.
Nearly half (48%) of diners have not used and are not interested in trying mobile wallet payment options.
October 1, 2019
It seems that for some Americans, the spread of mobile, digital and artificial intelligence (AI) technology is unwanted, considering 28% of U.S. consumers agree that technology is ruining hospitality, according to new research from Mintel, Chicago.
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