A detailed report incorporating survey results from 502 operators in the business dining market found challenges based on customer counts and safety concerns combined with opportunities in areas like delivery and onsite grocery stores.
We’re looking at some of that PULSE data combined with some insights from Datassential’s COVID-19 research to understand how restaurants, supermarkets and other segments can drive consumer traffic to their businesses and come back even stronger.
Operators have a chance to flatten the daypart curve as guests try to avoid each other.
When it comes to beverages, consumers look to many of the same traits as they do for food: healthfulness, premium attributes like organic, and the ability to customize. As the bar for beverages climbs higher, the food menu can serve as a source of inspiration. Some trending food ingredients are also now being used in…
Last week, we explored macro food trends we expect will impact the industry in 2020. From the push to digital to the rise in plant-based foods, new definitions for service and restaurants present big opportunities to foodservice and retailers.
Over the past 65 days, we’ve explored fascinating insights shared by over 42,000 consumers. From what safety precautions are necessary to return to buffets to why your family meals should include an appetizer, this data will help you understand where to pivot to best serve your customers.
It’s not only hard to believe that we’re finishing up another decade, but it’s also hard to wrap our minds around just how much has happened in the past 10 years. Thinking back to a decade ago, we had yet to meet Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. In fact, we hadn’t even gotten our hands…
We recently hosted our first COVID-19 webinar, discussing trends in foodservice and retail as the food industry and consumers continue to react to the unraveling coronavirus crisis. This week, we discussed how chains, independently-owned restaurants, and more are reacting to the various lockdowns across the country.
Now that we’re in our fifth week of reporting on our consumer COVID-19 research, many restaurants are beginning to explore re-opening. After many weeks of the crisis, we may start seeing some sort of return to normalcy over the next few months. In fact, the dam is starting to burst now. The question is, as…
What’s the best stand-in when you can’t get a hug, but you’re looking for some sort of comfort? It’s like that saying – money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy cheese, and that’s kind of the same thing, right?