3 Keys to Engaging Latino Consumers

Engaging Latino Consumers: It’s About Accessibility, Authenticity & Health In our new report, Time to Tango: Latinos are Pork’s Future, we explore Hispanic shoppers and their various behaviors, needs and preferences. Three key themes emerged from our research that can help retailers and packers more thoughtfully engage with this demographic: accessibility, authenticity and health. To […]

Appealing to Younger Hispanics at Retail

Appealing to Younger Hispanics at Retail One of the more eye-catching findings from our Time to Tango: Latinos are Pork’s Future report is the influence of young Latinos. They’re embracing technology faster than other consumer groups. According to Nielsen: Meanwhile, Hispanic consumers are younger than any other demographic, with Latinos accounting for one in five of all U.S. […]

Latinos Are Pork’s Future

Time To Tango: Latinos Are Pork’s Future If I walked into a retail or meat-packing industry conference and told them they’re walking away from a $95 billion opportunity, they would probably think: I’m clearly mistaken. There are no untapped markets that big; Everyone else is walking away, but their large, household-name company is on top […]

Busting 6 Common Myths About Pork

Busting 6 Common Myths About Pork As we discussed in our All About Dining Out report, pork can be a healthful, flavorful and sustainable option with strong value for menus across all dining segments. Still, plenty of operators are hesitant to incorporate more pork on their menus due to misconceptions they may have. In an […]

C-Stores are Upping Their Dining Game, and That’s Good for Pork

C-Stores are Upping Their Dining Game, and That’s Good for Pork Although mobile ordering and delivery have dramatically transformed foodservice in recent years, it’s not the only trend changing the out-of-home dining landscape. Convenience stores (c-stores) are making their mark in the foodservice space, moving beyond the basic snacks, soda and candy, and offering made-to-order menu items. Some […]

Three Concepts Prove Pork’s Power in Convenience Dining

Three Data-Backed Concepts Prove Pork’s Place in Convenience As we’ve seen through our in-depth look at dining out, convenience reigns for consumers. While taste will always heavily influence dining-out decisions, people are often in a hurry and want something simple they can eat on the go. To see how pork can fit into these occasions, […]

Bits Aren’t Only for Bacon: Pork’s Relevance in Digital Dining

Bits Aren’t Only For Bacon: Pork’s Relevance in Digital Dining   Mobile technology is now an integral part of our lives. We use it for everything from news and information gathering, to directions and entertainment, so it’s no surprise to see the foodservice industry embrace it too. According to The NPD Group’s “Delivering Digital Convenience” […]

4 Approaches to Increase Pork’s Presence in Fast Casual

Four Ways to Increase Pork’s Presence In Fast Casual Dining Although overall foodservice traffic remained flat in 2018, fast casual restaurants – which offer quality food without full table service – began to separate themselves from the pack. According to the NPD Group, traffic in the fast casual sector rose 3% last year – a statistic that shouldn’t […]

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, […]