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Lessons for grocerants from fast casual restaurants

May 24, 2017

The rise in popularity and success of fast casual restaurant brands like Panera, Chipotle and sweetgreen have substantially altered the dining industry and consumer perceptions of eating out. Much of the success of fast casual formats stems from the fact that fresh food experiences — which the chains specialize in delivering — are the essence… Read more »

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10 reasons bar-and-grill chains are in crisis

May 24, 2017

People just don’t eat inside restaurants like they once did. That’s true whether the restaurant is a casual-dining chain or a quick-service concept. These days, 61 percent of all restaurant visits are takeout. While casual-dining concepts are working to increase their takeout business, they are designed as dine-in restaurants. Full story

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5 Global Private Brand Trends Revealed

May 24, 2017

Christopher Durham & Jordan Stevens, with Theory House, presents Vertex, the International Retail Brand Design Competition award winning packaging. Trending5GlobalPrivateBrandTrendsRevealed

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Q1 Food and Beverage Trends

May 24, 2017

This year started with a fizzle for the food and beverage sector. A challenging economy, unusual weather patterns and evolving industry dynamics set the stage for uncertainty and caution. Understand how these complex and interwoven factors influenced shoppers across food and beverage aisles and get a sneak peek into expectations for the remainder of the… Read more »

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What’s for breakfast in 2017

May 3, 2017

It has been traditionally known as “the most important meal of the day.” But thanks to ever-evolving lifestyle changes, breakfast — along with the notion of “meal” and, to some extent, “of the day” — has taken on all new meaning. Full story

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May 3, 2017

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Calorie labeling rule delayed by FDA until next year

May 3, 2017

A federal rule that would mandate all chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and other food sellers to post calorie counts on their menus has been delayed until 2018 after a last-minute reprieve from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The rule, which originally was proposed as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, was… Read more »

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Harnessing the Power of Digital Transformation

April 27, 2017

Retailers are no stranger to the benefits of technology-enabled automation. The ‘digitization’ of previously manually-based processes has enabled greater productivity, efficiency and scale. Yet the so-called ‘digitalization’ of the consumer shopping experience, and its subsequent disruptive impact on and restructuring of retail business models and operations has also brought with it unprecedented challenges. harnessing-the-power-of-digital-transformation

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