Technomic thought leaders forecast trends for 2023 to help aid US foodservice professionals prepare for the year ahead
November 14, 2022
Economic headwinds, including inflation and the threat of a recession, are setting up new hurdles for operators to navigate. But, despite a challenging start to 2023 expected, the latter part of the year should bring about optimism as the industry emerges from high inflation and a soft economy.
Annual awards recognize most exciting breakthroughs in taste, marketability, creativity and profit potential in foodservice operations
October 19, 2022
FABI Awardees receive industry-wide exposure before, during and after the Show. Further, awarded products will be acknowledged throughout the Show floor with prominent signage, and priority placement in on-site media opportunities with broadcast media.
The new product line is MGP's first for the foodservice channel
September 26, 2022
MGP Ingredients, Inc., launched of Proterra® Crumbles, a line of chef-seasoned plant-based protein crumbles developed for foodservice operations. Ready to serve in just minutes, Proterra pea protein crumbles can help cafeterias meet growing consumer demand for plant-based foods.
Last year saw Kellogg introduce MorningStar Farms® Incogmeato® Homestyle Chik'n Tenders so restaurant operators could add plant-based protein to the menu. This back-of-house product can be quickly fried or baked and used in any and every daypart.
Here’s a story where you could say the “i” stands for innovation and the “t’s” refer to taste and texture. It took Hormel Foods about two and half years to develop Happy Little Plants Meatballs, one of the foodservice industry’s first plant-based meatball products. Hormel launched the product last July and showcased it at this year’s National Restaurant Association exhibition.
What are some of the trends on the horizon for the foodservice industry in 2022, from the state of the industry and operations to menu optimization and enhancing the guest experience? Here's Technomic's big picture forecast.
Perhaps I’m in the minority, but I love surprises—especially when they are of the culinary sort. When Prepared Foods asked me to write about future food trends, it led me to think about all the change our food and beverage industry has endured during the past few years. I also am thinking how we’ve adapted so quickly, and with such extraordinary ingenuity. I started to reflect on what surprised me the most and what sort of change we can expect in the future.
As Datassential put together its 2022 "Trends to Watch" list, we considered both the short-term trends that will impact the year ahead and the long-term trends that will help us prepare for future success.
Welcome to this series where we cover the most common mistakes suppliers make when calling on national foodservice accounts. This month we’ll discuss mistake No. 3, which is, "Not building relationships beyond purchasing."