The State of Foodservice 2017

The National Restaurant Association’s 2017 State of the Industry report is the most comprehensive outlook and overview of the quickly evolving U.S. restaurant industry.  This comprehensive report, which projects industry sales of $799 billion in 2017, serves restaurant operators, industry analysts and suppliers the deep data, insights and most up-to-date industry trends available to increase sales, identify opportunities, develop growth strategies and more.


Cocooning & Grocerants

Cocooning & Grocerants are two emerging trends impacting the retail channel.  Cocooning reflects consumers’ need to stay at home.  Grocerant combines the Grocery Store with a restaurant (expanded deli – food service). This MMI presentation reviews these trends in depth.

Cocooning 2017

Food People’s July News Digest

Are you looking for information on food and drink trends? Are you trying to develop ingenious ideas and ground-breaking new products? thefoodpeople are here to provide insight and inspiration with their monthly news digest of food and beverage trendspotting. Get an insider look at global food and drink trends.

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Amazon’s Foray Into Groceries Means More Mergers of Food Companies, Experts Say

the pace of mergers and acquisitions in the food industry has gained steam in 2017, and experts are expecting more to come as companies struggle with shrinking margins in a low-price world. Inc.’s offer to purchase Whole Foods Market Inc. is expected to drastically change the food landscape, putting fresh pricing pressure on food companies, already feeling the squeeze on margins from discounter Wal-Mart Stores Inc. It is also expected to speed the adoption of online grocery and overhaul an industry—grocery retail—that many say hasn’t changed in years.

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July FoodBytes

Meal kits have been in the news a lot lately, but the business of meal kits — Blue Apron’s recent IPO, Amazon’s entry into the market — has been overshadowing the kits themselves. What’s actually in those boxes? Datassential INSIDER has been tracking meal kit offerings from 11 different services for over a year, totaling nearly 4,400 recipes. In this month’s FoodBytes, we’re breaking down the ingredients, trends, cuisines, and preparation methods that subscribers are discovering.

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