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This Week in Retail: Warmer Weekend Forecast Beckons Grillers, Retailers Promote Accordingly
While much of the Midwest remains somewhat stuck in winter (our condolences), temperatures elsewhere in the U.S. are starting to feel more like spring—and that means grilling season is almost here.
Both coasts, parts of the Northeast, and much of the Southeast looks to be thawing out with average temperatures this weekend expected to be 60 degrees and above. Hints of spring result in many consumers dusting off the grill and heading to grocery stores to procure their favorite proteins—and grocers are more than happy to answer the call.
Ground beef feature volume soared this week, claiming nearly 30 percent of beef ad space versus just 16 percent the week prior. Steak features are also higher week over week, accounting for...
Spring Into 2019 Food Trends
What’s hot in 2019? When it comes to food, consumer cravings tend to vary by season and continue to evolve year to-year. In order to keep up with an ever-changing consumer palette, it’s important to always be forward-thinking in foodservice. Enter the National Restaurant Association.
The National Restaurant Association conducts an annual survey to determine trends in foodservice. The organization turns to chefs to rank 140 items—from global flavors to zero-waste cooking—as “hot, yesterday’s news, or perennial favorite.” The results provide an insight into the types of...
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