Trends: Food and Beverage

Articles on food and beverage trends.

  1. Shopper & Customer
  Retail food sales success can be found at the intersection of growing your share of stomach and your share of wallet according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated these two metrics play a crucial role in understanding consumer behavior and competitive dynamic driving success today within the […]
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Grocery stores have been in a state of flux in recent years, influenced broadly by the economy and supply chain issues and, at the store level, by how consumers want to shop. This year, grocery bills are expected to exceed $300 a week, which in turn will impact the choices consumers are making at the […]
  1. Department: Food
Are you hungry to carve out a niche in the bustling food industry but not quite sure where to dig in? Get ready for some food for thought! We’re about to explore ten tantalizing types of food retail businesses that might just align with your entrepreneurial appetite and spice up your life.  From the sweet […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Boston Market, formerly known as Boston Chicken, began serving its homestyle meals of spit-roasted rotisserie chickens, made-from-scratch cornbread, and creamy mac and cheese in 1985. As it grew in popularity, it had about 1,200 locations at one time, according to Restaurant Business.  Today there are just over 300 locations in the United States and Puerto […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As we are 45 days in 2024, the echoes of pandemic-driven shifts and emerging economic realities continue to shape consumer behavior. While some consumer trends may fade, others are poised to solidify and transform the way people shop, interact with brands, and prioritize their well-being.  Value-driven purchasing The economic environment will remain a key driver of consumer trends. Affordability […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Time and time again the winners in garnering new customers are those that utilize the best information at that information was intended to be use according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Ori Bauer is the CEO of Dynamic Yield, a Mastercard company is responsible for driving the next […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Priced from £2, the Red Nose 2024 collection from Comic Relief is now available on Amazon, with free one-day delivery, and in Amazon Fresh stores and Whole Foods Market from 15th February. Money raised this Red Nose Day could help tackle poverty, provide food, essential healthcare or safe shelter for people in the UK and […]
  1. Department & Category
  Today, the Team at Foodservice Solutions® has a coveted food focused leadership role in social media as well will well over 350,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. While Technomic founder, Ron Paul, was a mentor to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, he was also the inspiration for much of what Johnson has accomplished making Foodservice Solutions®, […]
  1. Department: Food
Bloomberg reports that “after years of butcher-counter sticker shock, Americans are likely to see a drop in meat prices thanks to an unlikely ally: the emerging renewable fuel industry. “Processing the vast amounts of soybeans needed to make the plant-based jet fuel and diesel required to lower US emissions will also create mountains of co-product […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Pollen + Grace has announced a new line-up of veg-led meals that offer a plant-based twist on familiar dinnertime favourites. The initial range includes: Rich Aubergine + Lentil Moussaka, Saag Aloo Potato Pie and Thai Red Vegetable Curry. Three further meals will launch in March… This story continues at New meals from Pollen + Grace […]
  1. Department: Beverage
As we step into 2024, the food & beverage industry continues to assert its dominance in consumer spending, as it did throughout 2023. By retailer, market share of the food & beverage category seems stable with Walmart as the largest player and Costco second. Zooming in on Costco, several noteworthy trends have surfaced in the […]
  1. Department: Food
Get your palates ready — 2024 promises to deliver new and exciting flavor variations, especially from cuisines beyond our country’s borders and in foods that combine different types of flavors entirely.
  1. Trends & External Forces
Yesterday we had a piece about how how ESG (environmental, social and governance) and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) have lost their luster with many companies. One MNB reader responded: First of all, I appreciate your nuanced position on ESG and DEI, which is in keeping with your ability to see all sides of any […]
  1. Department & Category
  You all know the old adage ‘When you can’t beat them join them’.  Well at Dash-In convenience stores they have been watching the ilk of Sheets and Wawa gobble market share by providing customers a once unique experience now a common place experience. That being restaurant quality meals from a non-traditional restaurant footprint and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
 ​​[[“value”:”The Laughing Cow Plant-Based is now available exclusively at Whole Foods Market, and the company plans to expand distribution to Kroger locations and other grocery retailers this spring. “]] 
  1. CPG: Food
Historically, the dairy industry in the United States has been one of the strongest in the world. With 91% of American consumers regularly drinking some form of milk. There have been considerable innovation and consumption alterations in the past few years – most notably due to the advent of plant-based milk options. With more options […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Atlantic – which is fast becoming one of my favorite reads – has a story about how “plant-based” has become a description that has lost all meaning. An excerpt: “The ‘plant-based’ label lives on in virtually every food product imaginable: instant ramen, boxed mac and cheese, Kraft singles, KitKat bars, even queso. You can […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Pukka has launched two new vegan savoury pastry products: the Vegan No Steak Pie and the Vegan No Steak Slice. Pukka has taken its bestselling meat recipe and made it plant-based, to expand the appeal of its popular range, attracting meat reducers, flexitarians and vegans… This story continues at Pukka launches vegan pies Or just […]
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84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]

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