CPG acquisitions, new restaurant formats resonated with SmartBrief readers this week
Mexican foods and flavors are showing up on more menus in the US, and this increased exposure is helping more consumers discover how varied the country’s cuisine can be.
Changing consumer habits are causing a slowdown in restaurant growth, but updating their operations in a few key areas can help foodservice operators grow even in today’s tough market, according to David Portalatin of the The NPD Group.
A brand refresh for Mayfield Creamery is bringing the iconic southern dairy brand back to its original name, underscoring its authenticity and rich backstory that began in Athens, Tenn., in 1923.
Tea is growing in popularity as new varieties and brands come onto the market. Could it overtake coffee as the drink of the moment?
News that Mondelez North American President Roberto Marques will leave the company was this week's most-clicked story among SmartBrief's food and beverage readers. A feature on how social media inspires menu innovation at Taco Bell also proved popular.
Over the next year, consumer spending in healthcare foodservice is expected to grow 2.1%, a slightly stronger growth figure than that of the foodservice industry overall.
By donating a serving of its multigrain hot cereal to a local food bank for every serving purchased in a store, The Soulfull Project is helping fight hunger at the community level.
Consumers are demanding more plant-based food options and companies are obliging with a slew of new products.
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Demand for fresh produce is on the rise as consumer interest in both local and plant-based foods continues to grow. Vertical gardens can provide a source of herbs, leafy greens and other produce for urban farms and restaurants that have minimal space.
SmartBrief readers were drawn to news about mergers and acquisitions activity this week, as well as leadership changes and new product launches.
Tech tools can be real time-savers for restaurants and provide valuable data that can be used to set personalized goals for staff members and improve the customer experience.
As an anchor point to innovate around, our increasing propensity to snack throughout the day presents multiple opportunities for food and beverage companies in terms of meeting the needs of new, flexible eating styles.