There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic recession has impacted the food industry. But when we drill down to the segment level, how do these challenges vary?
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In episode seven of our Simply Smarter webinar series, Datassential president and Haiku master Jack Li, senior managing editor and trendologist Mike Kostyo and senior publications editor Renee Wege highlight the pandemic-inspired innovation that’s propelling food delivery trends designed to meet customer needs amid a new normal.
For the second episode of our Simply Smarter webinar series, Datassential president and Haiku master Jack Li andSenior Manager of Syndicated Research Sean Jafar shared insights on how consumer behavior has changed in recent months, what restaurant reopenings (and closings) look like, and why innovation is more critical than ever.
Eve Turow-Paul recently joined us for the second season’s first episode of our webinar to discuss how lifestyle trends are linked to food interests and how different trends are being played out in new ways due to COVID-19.
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…
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?