foodpros FoodService Wrap Up is our monthly recap of important foodservice news posts from some of the most trusted names in the industry. You’ll find a brief snippet of the original to tantalize you; click through to read the whole post on the original site.
March Foodservice News Wrap Up
You know what your customer is coming in to buy; but do you know why they are seeking that item? A March 9 webinar, “Need States Worth Knowing to Get Your Business Growing,” presented by The NPD Group break down four “macro needs” and what they mean to you.
March 13, 2017 | Getting to Know Consumers’ Need States
NATIONAL REPORT — In the current foodservice environment, it’s become harder and harder to achieve growth. But foodservice operators can still grow by understanding and leveraging consumer need states. [Continue reading at CSNews.com]
Lent means meatless Fridays for some customers. To avoid having a lull in business, some convenience stores are offering non-conventional foodservice items. Check out the four retailers that are pushing the envelope on seafood and veggie options.
March 10, 2017 | 4 C-Stores Going Meatless for Lent
CHICAGO — It’s Lenten season, and for those who observe Lent, that usually means giving up their favorite indulgence. For some, that may be alcohol, for others, desserts. But traditionally, it’s a time to say goodbye to meat—at least on Fridays. [Continue reading at CSPDailyNews.com]
We have talked about reward and loyalty programs in the past, now you can hear about how Wawa is using their rewards program to create hype. Who doesn’t love free coffee?
March 8, 2017 | Wawa Launches Largest Rewards Giveaway Ever
WAWA, Pa. — Convenience-store chain Wawa Inc. has brought back its popular Free Coffee Fridays promotion, offering any customer enrolled in its Wawa Rewards program a free cup of coffee each Friday during the month of March. [Continue reading at CSPDailyNews.com]
Highly recognized brands have the ability to make a lasting impression and the potential to do great things. The CGF outlines 7 c-store product brands that are committed to health. Keep reading to find out how these brands are working towards benefits of health.
March 1, 2017 | 7 C-Store Product Brands Committing to Health
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards, has published a new case-studies booklet that highlights its members who are creating a culture of health. The booklet includes stories on how member companies are reformulating products, implementing employee health and wellness programs and working within communities to educate consumers on how to adopt healthy diets and lifestyles, CGF said. [Continue reading at CStoreProductsOnline.com]
Do you know your target foodservice consumer? With evolving eating styles, it has never been more important to review foodservice programs and incorporate variety. Have you considered vegetarian ideas? Ovention and CSPDailyNews offer a few new recipes you may want to try.
March 1, 2017 | 5 Vegetarian Recipes to Draw in Consumers
Brought to you by Ovention. Vegetables are booming this year. In fact, 41% of consumers say they are eating more vegetables now than a year ago, according to Technomic. This same study also revealed that 43% of consumers strongly agree that vegetarian meals are typically healthier than non-vegetarian options. [Continue reading at CSPDailyNews.com]
It’s pretty obvious that foods change depending on the region you live in. So how can you target the correct consumer in your region to increase convenience store foodservice programs? Technomic and CSP’s 2016 Consumer Study outline 6 helpful ways. From combo meals to brand name foods – learn more below.
February 24, 2017 | 6 Ways to Target Foodservice to Your Region
CHICAGO — Consumers use convenience-store foodservice in different ways across the United States, according to Technomic and CSP’s 2016 Consumer Study: Examining Regional Differences at C-Stores. As a result, consumers expect and demand different types of foodservice programs in these regions, as well. [Continue reading at CSPDailyNews.com]