While kids still largely prefer the typical pizza, chips and soda, ethnic foods are trickling down to youth. Those staples of chicken and pizza, however, do have a value differentiation across the generational spectrum.
Foodservice is not for the impatient, especially if you’re running a convenience store. Convenience-store foodservice traffic grew 1% last year compared to flat growth for both quick-service restaurants (QSR) and food/drug channels. That’s down from 2% growth in 2012 and 3% in 2011.
The lines between foodservice channels have been blurring for a while now. But those aren’t the only walls coming down. More and more, foodservice operators are targeting their one shared foe: the home kitchen.