Convenience Reigns in Our Fast-Paced World

In Our Fast-Paced World, Convenience Reigns The demand for convenience is impacting most industries – including communications, retail, tourism, and of course, foodservice. As our recent All About Dining Out report showed, more than a third (35%) of consumers eat out to save time. In fact, a recent report by Technomic shows that 85% of consumers decide what to […]

Success in Asian Foodservice: 3 Keys for Pork

Three Keys for Pork in Asian Foodservice Trends When we look at pork’s popularity in multicultural cuisine, two types of dishes always stand out – Hispanic and Asian. Coincidentally, these dishes are also what today’s consumers are craving. A 2018 Chain Analyzer report from Datassential revealed 51% of consumers crave Mexican and Latin pork dishes, […]

As Gen Z Hits Campus, Can Pork Be Relevant?

Pork Can Shine in On-Campus Dining College campuses are a constant source of change, but there’s a generational shift occurring today that’s important to the pork world. Right now, colleges are transitioning from Millennial to Gen Z populations, and as a result, the expectations of dining halls are evolving. According to Datassential’s College and University Keynote report, […]

These 3 “health-forward” pork dishes performed well in consumer tests

Putting 3 “Health-Forward” Pork Dishes to the Test As we saw in our All About Dining Out report, there’s an interesting dichotomy surrounding pork in away-from-home dining. Consumers often view pork as an indulgence, but are weighing the desire to treat themselves against wanting to eat healthy. Of course, we all understand the numerous health benefits of […]

In Depth: The Tenderloin – 3 Keys for Greater Success at Retail

Through our Insight to Action research, we’ve identified pork cuts that warrant deeper analysis. Periodically, we’ll share our findings on these and provide insights and opportunities for each. This is the first in our “In Depth” series. In Depth: The Tenderloin With grilling season and summer celebrations now in full swing, ribs, brats and chops […]

How Healthy Appetites Drive Dining Out Decisions

Healthy Appetites Are Part of Dining Out Our recent All About Dining Out report showed indulgence is a major reason why consumers opt to dine out, but those indulgent occasions aren’t the only reason consumers are keeping their kitchens dark.  Just like when they’re cooking for themselves, health is still a major factor in our daily meal decisions.   Healthy options remain important for consumers across all […]

Putting Pork to the Test: When the Data Meets the Dish

Putting Two Unique Pork Dishes to the Test The data in our All About Dining Out report shows us several significant opportunities for pork. Specifically, we see that unique, craveable appetizers, and Hispanic-inspired, flavorful breakfasts were some of the key opportunities to win more consumers. Intuitively, we saw ways pork could respond to these cravings and help restaurants […]

What Motivates Hispanic Consumers When Dining Out?

Flavor is King for Hispanic Diners Over the past few weeks, we’ve been examining the drivers that impact dining out decision-making. While we’ve identified numerous opportunities to get more pork in the hands of consumers, we can’t lose sight of an established pork-loving audience – Hispanics.   As we know from our brief on Latino […]

Avocado Toast? Bacon Jam? How Food Trends Take Hold

How Food Trends Take Hold As we saw from the meteoric rise of avocado toast, what’s on Instagram one day can dominate restaurant menus the next. Keeping on top of food trends is imperative for operators and retailers alike. Yet, many of us wonder the same thing: How do you spot a trend before it’s established? […]