Author: Chris Campbell

Exploring Consumer Dining Dynamics

How are foodservice consumers contending with persistent inflation? Are they eating more at home, for example, or continuing to treat themselves at their favorite restaurants?

The State of U.S. Agriculture (2024)

Corn stocks, poultry flocks and highly-pathogenic avian influenza – what does the U.S. agricultural system look like amid these headwinds?

Developing a New-Age Nugget

How does one jump from aerospace engineering into plant-based chicken nugget production? That’s exactly the leap that Christie Lagally, CEO & Founder of Rebellyous Foods, took.

Examining the LTO Craze

From lattes to chicken sandwiches to desserts, it seems every restaurant is hopping on the limited-time offer (LTO) craze to drive traffic and check growth.

Making the Business Case for DEI

Is there a business case to be made for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts? According to Julie Swift, the answer is a resounding yes.

Five Ways Generative AI is Impacting the Food Industry

How exactly is Generative AI impacting the food industry? In a recent episode of The Food Institute Podcast, RSM US LLP principal Christian Winzeler broke down five main ways the emerging technology is altering the …

IFMA COEX 2024: Key Themes and Industry Trends

Josh Linkner issued the opening keynote for the COEX 2024 and noted that creativity and innovation was critical for continued growth and success. He also noted that research had found all humans are naturally drawn to creativity, but that it manifested in different ways.

GenAI’s Impact on the Food Industry

RSM US LLP principal Christian Winzeler discusses GenAI’s impact on marketing, business operations, and even production formulations.

The Evolving Grocery Consumer

Alex Trott, director of insights with 84.51°, helps break down current pain points and opportunities that grocery consumers are facing.

The State of Plant-Based 2024

David Benzaquen of Mission: Plant and Moonshot Collaborative breaks down the demographics of plant-based eating in 2024.

How Will the Red Sea Attacks Affect the Food Industry?

Ongoing attacks on container ships in the Red Sea are causing global shipping carriers, importers, and exporters to reimagine trade routes and merchandising plans in early 2024. That said, how is this evolving dynamic impacting …

Health and Wellness Trends for 2024

Datassential’s Marie Molde breaks down what health and wellness attributes consumers are looking for on restaurant menus in 2024.

The 2024 Foodservice Forecast

Lizzy Freier, Director, Menu Research & Insights at Technomic discusses restaurant traffic, international cuisines, LTOs and more.

Will Beef Prices Stay Elevated into 2024?

Looking ahead, Zimmerman noted that prices would likely increase in the new year, but the magnitude of that increase would likely be more subtle in 2024.

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Becoming Omnipresent with Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest founder and CEO Rachel Drori explains how her company aims to meet consumers where they are via direct-to-consumer and retail channels.

Who is the Modern Grocery Consumer?

Consumers have been hammered by the one-two punch of the pandemic and inflation, which is impacting what they buy and where they get it.

AI, Automation and Growth Mindset Key to 2024 Plans

What do food companies need to do to ensure growth in 2024? While there’s no clear-cut answer, many appear focused on deploying artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, automating processes where possible, and maintaining an agile growth …

How to Best Fight Food Waste

Flashfood founder/CEO Josh Domingues highlights how important collaboration is to fighting food waste and diverting food from landfills.