U.S. Food Trends A Detailed Look at Operator & Consumer Perspectives: Oat Milk, Bucatini, Maca, Cast Iron Skillet, Pepitas, Plank Cooking, Punch, Beef Jerky

Apr 2018| MDT024A| Datassential

Report Highlights

In this issue of TIPS, learn how oat milk stands out from the rest of the dairy-free milk pack, add a crunch to just about anything with pepitas, and discover how to use the trendy spaghetti alternative bucatini. Also explore the functional properties of maca, the virtues of grilling food on wooden planks, and how chefs and home cooks are using cast irons skillets in the kitchen and the dining room. And get the party started with a bowl of punch and see how beef jerky is showing up on restaurant menus and retail shelves.

TIPS (Trends, Insights, Perspectives, Sightings) brings you deep analysis of food trends at different stages along the menu adoption cycle. Each issue is packed with extensive research, foodservice/menu availability, media coverage, and both consumer and foodservice operator data.

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.

Datassential makes the food industry smarter. We provide trend software, predictive analytics, and consumer insights that help manufacturers, food retailers, and chain restaurants innovate and sell more intelligently.

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