Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
nra show floor 2016

As menu planning accelerates into the second half of 2016, it’s a good time to look ahead at cuisines and ingredients coming down the pike, including these trends.

nacufs show floor
The proliferation of GMO-free, gluten-free, additive-free and other “clean” products was apparent at this year’s NACUFS conference showcase.
dole whip float

With 150 food and beverage locations at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, and more than 8,500 individual items on the menu, knowing what guests want is a...

anderson high school food truck
A foodservice director shares how she fosters a different perception of school breakfasts and lunches by selling cafeteria-prepared food out of what's seen as an independent mobile venue...
blaze chicken pesto pizza

Combining speed, convenience and fun perks, fast-casual pizza and college students seem like a match made in foodie heaven. Here's how three chains are working to make...

kids students cafeteria line
Foodservice directors across the country have boosted K-12 participation by tapping into technology and innovation.
taco bell flatbread sandwich

This year’s winners of the Leaders in Foodservice awards offer a bevy of inspiration on engaging customers, being forward looking and building craveable menus. 

olympic athlete feeding tables
As associate director of food and nutrition services for the U.S. Olympic Committee, Terri Moreman leads foodservice at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado.
patient hospital tray food

Besides schooling attendees in the art of the lip sync-off, the Association for Healthcare Foodservice Conference had many other teaching moments. 

Sheetz convenience store
In the c-store business, Sheetz is revered as a trendsetter, particularly in blending the line between retailing and foodservice. Here's a look at the innovator's most food-forward format...


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