Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
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According to Feeding America, a non-profit that serves a network of 200 food banks in the U.S. that distribute food to approximately 60,000 “feeding organizations,”one in seven Americans—46.5 million...
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When it’s lunchtime at St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel, Calif., students can contemplate ordering items such as a New York strip steak sandwich, or barbecued pulled pork sliders with pineapple...
When 39 school foodservice directors and their affiliates gathered in December in Minneapolis, Minn., for a three-day culinary “boot camp,” they did more than taste food and share ideas.
The National Association of Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers Show got underway with 500-plus exhibitors touting their goods. Here are the top 5 trends.
The market for gluten-free foods reached $8.8 billion in 2014, a 63% increase from 2012 numbers, according to recent data from research firm Mintel.
Chartwells, Worcester’s foodservice provider, recently opened Pulse On Dining in the new Sheehan Hall dormitory.
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Students at Washington State University now have an easier way to order food online and avoid lines at peak periods by using GETFood, a mobile app.
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Everyone, it seems, wants to offer us tips on healthier eating. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gotten into the act.
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A new study of how consumers choose where and what to eat packed some surprises for the researchers who compiled it.
top 10 2014
FoodService Director has compiled a list of the top 10 stories of 2014, chosen by you, the readers.


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