Foodservice operators and distributors need to have facts at their fingertips every day to compete in a crowded marketplace where business requires knowing consumer trends as well how much that will cost. Foodservice members of the Food Institute will be able to:
Sodexo identified seven trends that are becoming more popular in university dining. These trends include plant-based options, small plates, global flavors, bowls, customization, high-end dining at affordable prices, and avoiding allergens. Full Story
Sweetgreen is piloting its Outpost program that offers free delivery to the headquarters of specific companies. The program features kiosks installed in headquarters that serve as a designated pickup area. The company currently has 15 Outposts in place, with plans for 1,000 by the end of 2018 and could expand to 2,000 by the end of 2019. The overall catering market generated $58 billion in 2017, up from $37 billion in 2011, according to Technomic. Catering accounted for 11% of the total foodservice market in 2017 and is expected to continue at a 5.6% compound annual growth rate through 2019, reported Forbes. Full Story
eTouchMenu partnered with Shift4 Payments, a provider of secure payment processing solutions. Shift4's complete payment solution is fully integrated and provides eTouchMenu users a secure payment gateway, point-to-point encrypted EMV devices and merchant services. Full Story
The EU ruled that Luxembourg did not give McDonald's a special tax deal and the non-taxation of some of its profits did not amount to illegal state aid. The EU Commission ended a probe that found the advantages granted to McDonald's were the result of differences between Luxembourg and U.S. tax laws, reported The Bradenton Herald. Full Story
Restaurants must pay waiters and bartenders minimum wage when engaged in tasks unrelated to their main jobs and do not offer tips, ruled a U.S. appeals court. At issue was a federal law that allows an employer to pay workers who receive tips as little as $2.13 an hour as long as their tips earn them minimum wage, reported The Modesto Bee. Full Story
A new bill would allow California small-scale home food producers to sell up to $50,000 worth of goods per year. The Homemade Food Operations Act, if approved by the governor, would make California the first state to permit the sale of home-cooked food, reported East Bay Express. Full Storyread more
The Food Institute and asset solutions partner Harry Davis & Company are teaming up to deliver a free webinar on June 19 entitled “Understanding Your Assets: Expert Strategies for Food & Beverage Processors.” They will explore what value food manufacturers may be leaving on the facility floor, the basics of asset management, the various scenarios for valuing your assets, and a suite of strategies to maximize your assets’ value.
While Whole Foods is gaining ground in the grocery market, it’s taking longer than expected, as the grocer has to overcome its pricey reputation, among other barriers, before seeing real impact.read more
Grocery apps are some of the fastest-growing in the U.S., according to eMarketer. In 2018, 18 million U.S. adults will use a grocery app at least once a month, up 49.6% over 2017. By 2019, the firm predicts more than one in five adult smartphone e-commerce buyers will use a grocery app to order...read more
10 Mountainview Road
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Food Institute reps are available to answer your questions
BECOME A MEMBER
For close to 90 years, The Food Institute has been the best "single source" for food industry executives, delivering actionable information daily via email updates, weekly through The Food Institute Report and via a comprehensive web research library. Our information gathering method is not just a "keyword search."