The U.S. C-Store Food and Beverage Landscape: A look at what is trending and detailed examples
Uncover what the future of convenience looks like in this month's Creative Concepts. Since we last covered convenience stores in 2014, the landscape has evolved greatly, with new technologies being implemented (self-serve kiosks, checkout-free concepts, mobile payment) and health-forward foods and beverages (kombucha slushy, anyone?) taking over shelves and menus.
Understand the retail/packaged food and foodservice industry concepts behind the trends and you’ll discover new ideas and ways to market and position products and menu items. Geared towards the foodservice industry, depending on the topic, this report may include secondary research, primary survey findings from consumers or foodservice operators, and interviews with relevant professionals.
Datassential, a Chicago-based food industry research and consulting firm, brings clients real-world information on foodservice and consumer packaged goods in the U.S. and around the world. The company’s services, including its extensive MenuTrends database, provide in-depth reporting on trends in menu offerings, flavor profiles, ingredients and preparations. Datassential helps operators, retailers, and suppliers understand and capitalize on these important trends.
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