Snacking and Healthier Options are on the Rise

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Snacking is a growing trend and consumers are snacking more frequently. About half of today’s consumers (51 percent) say they eat snacks at least twice a day and 31 percent say they’re snacking more frequently than they were two years ago. (1) According to Technomic, Americans also are broadening their…

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Limited Time Offers (LTOs) – Creating Traffic-driving offers to stimulate sales

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Every customer counts and it’s now more important than ever before to offer unique, craveable menu items that both attract new guests and keep current ones coming back. One way operators can do this is by menuing daily specials and limited time offers (LTOs). LTOs have long been used by…

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Smoothies are on Trend in the Snacking Segment

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Consumers evolved eating habits and generational dynamics are changing the way consumers look at snacking throughout the day. Snacking is taking on a new dimension in the fast casual & quick service industries. Operators are taking notice to this new opportunity as they are now offering items or specials to…

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Going Crazy for Bananas

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Eat bananas B A N A N A S is lyrics in a song sung by Gwen Stefani. Have you had your fill today of this fruit that is high in Potassium? Bananas have been around for a very long time and differ from a “plantain”. Plantain’s are more starchy…

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What do the colors of fruit and vegetables mean?

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Have you ever been in the produce isle at the grocery store wondering why there are different colors of the same vegetable or fruit? Is there really a difference in taste and does the color really have an impact on that specific fruit or vegetable? According to the U.S. Department…

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Where has Summer gone?

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When I was a kid, summer seemed so long and some days just seemed to drag on and on. I can remember complaining I was board and wanted something to do, except work around the house and read. Those days of being young and wondering what to do with my…

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Fruit…I Just Can’t Get Enough!

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I just love fruit, especially summer fruit. It seems like I can never get enough. Summer comes and goes so quickly that you have to hurry up and eat as much as you can before it all quickly disappears. Eating fruit right after it has been freshly picked is the…

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