Lyons Magnus, a global producer of ingredients for the foodservice industry, released its list of 2022 food and flavor trends

Lyons Magnus 2022 food, flavor trend predictions released

Lyons Magnus, a global producer of ingredients for the foodservice industry, released its list of 2022 food and flavor trends. The growing plant trend; immunity food and beverages; comforting, familiar foods; cold coffee popularity; and spicy flavors are trends that will continue be hot as the new year starts, it predicts.

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7-Eleven opens Evolution store with two restaurants inside: Raise the Roost Chicken, Parlor Pizza

Manassas, Va. store first to showcase products from hand-picked, emerging brands via Sips and Snacks program

7-Eleven announced a recently-opened Evolution store in Manassas, Va., featuring Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits and Parlor Pizza—the chain’s first to offer two restaurants inside. The two-restaurants-in-one, single-concept location is located just 30 miles outside of Washington, DC.

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7-Eleven opened a new Evolution Store in Prosper Texas

7-Eleven Evolution Store with Laredo Taco taqueria unveiled in Prosper, Texas

New Prosper location also offers Wine Cellar, Beer Cooler, expansive on-trend beverage offerings

7-Eleven opened a new Evolution Store in Prosper Texas with a Laredo Taco Company taqueria. The store features a diverse array of treats and conveniences, including tacos, frozen margaritas on tap, a stocked Wine Cellar and Beer Cooler, baked goods, and customized espresso drinks. The concept-store expansion continues in 2021, after 7-Eleven Evolution Stores opened in New York City, Washington, DC, San Diego, and Dallas last year.

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Starbucks expanded its line of ready-to-drink coffee beverages with a Cold & Crafted line, including Coffee with a Splash of Milk & Vanilla

Starbucks adds RTD Cold and Crafted Splash line

Coffee with a Splash of Milk & Vanilla, Coffee with a Splash of Milk & Mocha, and Coffee Sweetened Black debut

Starbucks expanded its line of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee beverages with a Cold & Crafted line, including Coffee with a Splash of Milk & Vanilla, Coffee with a Splash of Milk & Mocha, and Coffee Sweetened Black. These RTD beverages are a result of consumer research conducted to help the coffee chain fill a gap in the coffee product line.

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A partnership between Kroger and ClusterTruck will bring virtual restaurant brands and ghost kitchens to two additional grocery stores in the MIdwest. Kroger stores in Fishers, Ind. and Dublin, Ohio

Kroger muscles in on ghost-kitchen space with expanded ClusterTruck partnership

Food retailer adds two Midwest locations that offer fresh-prepared meals for delivery, pickup

A partnership between Kroger and ClusterTruck will bring restaurant-style meals and ghost kitchens to two additional grocery stores in the Midwest. Kroger stores in Fishers, Ind. and Dublin, Ohio will host ClusterTruck kitchens, providing customers hot meals with no service charges or delivery fees. ClusterTruck operates technology-equipped ghost kitchens that deliver food in a radius of seven miles and mostly under 30 minutes.

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Better-for-you beverages embraced by QSRs to drive sales

QSRs, c-stores tap better-for-you beverages to drive sales

Fresh, simple, functional options appeal to consumers

Consumers are looking for better-for-you beverages and consumption is driven by personalization and convenience, notes the Hartman Group in a March thought leadership piece. Beverages are great vehicles for food businesses to build incremental business. Through the prism of ”healthy”, consumers are choosing beverages termed “better for you.” They define healthy in a variety of ways – functional, clean-label (“free from”), natural, organic – which all fit into a paradigm of wellness and personalization. Thus,lower calorie and lower sugar are no longer necessarily the defining attributes of a healthy beverage.

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Fruit as meat is a top food trend for 2019

Food trends in 2019: From nutrition of sea to coffee cascara brews

Out-of-the-way food trends offer restaurants a plethora of opportunities

Food innovation firm, CCD Helmsman, released its list of nine “2019 Food Trends That Matter.” Kara Nielsen, vice president, Trends & Marketing, for CCD Helmsman is one of the most respected trendologists in the country and is part of the team that dove into what’s emerging and trending in the food industry. The trends (see poster on page 12) are broken down into three categories: on the horizon, coming into view, and in view. Among those on CCD Helmsman’s list of food trends are Aussie influence, meet fruit meat, mushroom RX, abra-cassava, coffee cascara brews, nutrition of the sea, the veg spread, plant cheese choices, and egg power. Restaurant C-Suite dove into a few of these trends that have a high-impact on foodservice operators and restaurants with Nielsen.

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Whole Foods 2019 Food Trends: Eatery Pulse

Whole Foods releases 2019 food trends

Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed their food trend predictions for 2019 in their fourth annual trends report announcement. The following are Whole Food’s 2019 food trends:

  • Pacific Rim flavors
  • shelf-stable probiotics
  • phat eats
  • next-level hemp
  • faux-meat snacks
  • eco-conscious packaging
  • trailblazing frozen treats
  • marine munchies, beyond seaweed
  • snack time, upgrade
  • purchases that empower

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