FM’s News & Trends section can give you an inside and up-to-date look at events and trends in the various onsite foodservice segments as well as in their supplier community and the onsite market at large.
AVI Foodsystems, Inc., in partnership with Bob Evans Farms, Inc., plans to open two Bob Evans Express locations in shopping malls this year, at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor, OH, and Millcreek Mall in Erie, PA....More
The Manatee County (FL) School district has had success bolstering its summer feeding program with a retrofitted school bus that makes three stops daily to provide free lunches to all county children, reports the Bradenton Herald. The bus serves an average of up to 200 students daily, with most of the participation occurring at Lincoln Park, a popular summer playground for Manatee County kids....More
Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers total about 74 percent of the U.S. population—and make up the bulk of today's foodservice consumers. The Technomic, Inc., research and consulting firm recently examined the needs and behaviors of each generation, including its very first look at Generation Z, to uncover a number of differences and similarities by cohort....More
School Nutrition Association (SNA) President Julia Bauscher, SNS, testified on June 23rd before the Senate Agriculture Committee on challenges school meal programs have faced as they work to meet new nutrition standards for school meals and snacks....More
The Sioux Falls (SD) School district is piloting a morning healthy snacks program this fall at its high school sites that offers subsidized healthy items to eliminate the "healthy food is expensive" excuse for not eating right," reports the Argus Leader....More