The best place to look for today’s c-store flavor trends? The year 2002. Tim Powell of Technomic says that while restaurants continue to innovate, c-stores are picking up the crumbs from several years ago.
If you’re like most foodservice operators, you have an ingrained excitement for new foods. Unfortunately for your culinary proclivities, you must temper that excitement with the reality of the average consumer’s palate.
It’s been three years since we began compiling the latest data around the foodservice-at-retail industry for our annual handbook, and consumers continue to shift more of their foodservice dollars toward convenience driven meals.
Plunge in oil prices sets the stage for record margins and boost in in-store sales. Also In This Issue: Profitability skyrockets for top performers! Other channels seek to redefine convenience! The economy enters a new stage. The growing health-and-wellness trend. Fuel demand; oil's slide; multicultural momentum; and data, data, data!