Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
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Here’s a very short list of things that inspire University of Illinois FSD Dawn Aubrey: triple-point chemistry, the founding fathers, black currants, invasive species and...

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The e-commerce giant has more than just retailers following its every move. Amazon's plans to change the way consumers do essentially everything could also impact a...

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The number of food halls in the U.S. is set to double by 2020, thanks to the combination of climbing restaurant rents and the rise in foodie culture (particularly among...

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From providing new avenues for feedback to dinner and a movie, tech additions are making a splash at several senior living communities. 

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Operators offer tips for creating thoughtful, inclusive events for the observance.

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There are a few foodservice trends Managing Editor Dana Moran would like to happily put out of her mind in 2017—with a few supplements from some FSDs.
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Automation has opened up in recent years as foodservice operators across the country grapple with labor shortages. Robots now deliver food and make sushi.
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All signs point to voice recognition functionalities.

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These 2017 predictions built the most consensus among industry forecasters. 

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Young professionals share their gripes about noncommercial foodservice.

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