Market Trends http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en An In-depth Look at College Student Snacking http://food-management.com/market-trends/depth-look-college-student-snacking <div class="field-deck"> The majority of full-time students prefer to snack two times a day with the late afternoon being a prime snack time. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>College students snack more than all other demographics and snack at all times of the day, according to a study done by <a href="http://ypulse.org" target="_blank">Y-Pulse</a> that surveyed 1,314 consumers, including 177 full-time college students, about their snacking behavior.</p> <p>Snack choices away from home were the focus of the study and respondents included only those who patronize foodservice venues.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/market-trends/depth-look-college-student-snacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/market-trends/depth-look-college-student-snacking#comments Colleges & Universities Market Trends News & Trends Whats hot on campus Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:27:00 +0000 41071 at http://food-management.com <p>Thinkstock</p> Census Bureau Stats Show Big Drop in College Enrollments http://food-management.com/news-trends/census-bureau-stats-show-big-drop-college-enrollments <div class="field-deck"> However, much of the decline is in two-year, not four-year, institutions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>College enrollment declined by close to half a million (463,000) between 2012 and 2013, marking the second year in a row that a drop of this magnitude had occurred, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics from the just-released Current Population Survey. The cumulative two-year drop of 930,000 was larger than any college enrollment drop before the recent recession. (The Census Bureau began collecting data on college enrollment in this survey in 1966.)</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/census-bureau-stats-show-big-drop-college-enrollments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/census-bureau-stats-show-big-drop-college-enrollments#comments Market Trends News & Trends Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:23:00 +0000 41011 at http://food-management.com How Happy Are Your Customers? Ask Them http://food-management.com/market-trends/how-happy-are-your-customers-ask-them <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Surveys are a great way for companies and contractors to better understand and improve their operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/market-trends/how-happy-are-your-customers-ask-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/market-trends/how-happy-are-your-customers-ask-them#comments Marketing & Merchandising Business & Industry Market Trends Management Companies News & Trends Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:06:00 +0000 40971 at http://food-management.com Wake Up to the Latest Breakfast Trends http://food-management.com/market-trends/wake-latest-breakfast-trends <div class="field-deck"> Good Morning, Millennials </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Here’s what new research is telling us about the fastest-growing daypart: more opportunities if you wake up early enough</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/market-trends/wake-latest-breakfast-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/market-trends/wake-latest-breakfast-trends#comments Business & Industry Market Trends Menu Trends Whats hot on campus Sweeten Your Revenue Private Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:36:00 +0000 40431 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Technomic: How the Generations Differ on Foodservice Expectations http://food-management.com/news-trends/technomic-how-generations-differ-foodservice-expectations <div class="field-deck"> For example, Boomers are most likely to visit restaurants for dine-in, Gen Z are most likely to order takeout, and Millennials are most likely to opt for delivery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers total about 74 percent of the U.S. population&mdash;and make up the bulk of today&#39;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.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/technomic-how-generations-differ-foodservice-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/technomic-how-generations-differ-foodservice-expectations#comments Market Trends News & Trends Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:51:00 +0000 39391 at http://food-management.com Top 10 Foodservice Trends on Campus http://food-management.com/news-trends/top-10-foodservice-trends-campus <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ten years worth of surveys, interviews and roundtable discussions from Y-Pulse reveal the evolution of trends in the education segments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/top-10-foodservice-trends-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/top-10-foodservice-trends-campus#comments Colleges & Universities Market Trends Menu Trends Whats hot on campus Private Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:25:00 +0000 38881 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock 6 Emerging Mid-Year Trends to Watch http://food-management.com/market-trends/6-emerging-mid-year-trends-watch <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What you need to know now about hot sauce, barbecue, novelty snacks, bubbly beverages and more, according to the latest from Technomic.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/market-trends/6-emerging-mid-year-trends-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/market-trends/6-emerging-mid-year-trends-watch#comments Market Trends Menu Trends News & Trends Private Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 38811 at http://food-management.com <p>Honey helps bring the savory-sweet flavors together in Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Honey BBQ Sauce.</p> Healthy snacks are healthy for the bottom line http://food-management.com/sweeten-your-revenue/healthy-snacks-are-healthy-bottom-line <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Consumers are visiting restaurants more frequently when it comes to satisfying the urge for a snack, industry observers report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/sweeten-your-revenue/healthy-snacks-are-healthy-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/sweeten-your-revenue/healthy-snacks-are-healthy-bottom-line#comments Market Trends Sweeten Your Revenue Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:37:00 +0000 38691 at http://food-management.com Not Your Grandma’s Veggie Burger http://food-management.com/menu-trends/not-your-grandma-s-veggie-burger <div class="field-byline"> Tara Fitzpatrick </div> <div class="field-deck"> Succulent selection of plant-based burgers wows judges at Meatless Monday competition at the Natural Gourmet Institute. Plus, get the recipes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Succulent selection of plant-based burgers wows judges at Meatless Monday competition at the Natural Gourmet Institute. Plus, get the recipes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/menu-trends/not-your-grandma-s-veggie-burger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/menu-trends/not-your-grandma-s-veggie-burger#comments Chefs Market Trends Regional Menu Trends Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:57:00 +0000 38521 at http://food-management.com <p>The winning Wasabi Spiced Adzuki Burger</p> The Complex World of K-12 Purchasing http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/complex-world-k-12-purchasing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sysco-US Foods merger the latest change to a distribution landscape already in flux because of unique procurement rules and new federal meal regulations</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/complex-world-k-12-purchasing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/complex-world-k-12-purchasing#comments Procurement K-12 Schools Market Trends Supplier Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:25:00 +0000 37921 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock