From ice block to every block: the history and future of convenience stores

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Restaurants reduce hours by 7.5% nationwide

New analysis from Datassential reveals a dramatic decline in when restaurants are open.

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State of the Menu 2022: Return to normalcy, but not yet full recovery

For the food industry in this post-COVID era, the dust has not yet settled. As COVID restrictions fell away and marked a path for the return of dine-in, a perfect storm of labor shortages, inflation.

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Plant-based vs. just plants: decoding this exploding trend

It’s hard to believe that “plant-based” was a term largely unfamiliar to American consumers just a decade ago. While there have long been a number of vegetarian and vegan foods available on.

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How sales leaders can win in the storm of labor, supply and economic woes

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The climatarian diet: counting carbon emissions, not calories

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What does an uncertain economy mean for dollar stores?

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How Datassential Finds The Biggest Future Food Trends

Each year, the Datassential team releases an annual trends report, which provides a comprehensive look at the top foods and flavors we believe will be showing up in a big way this year, and our.

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Using Trends to Make Simply Smarter Decisions in 2022

If 2020 was about survival, and 2021 was about getting consumers excited again in the face of the supply chain crisis and more COVID problems, 2022 is the year when big ideas are back. 

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Hospital food, reimagined: Emerging trends in healthcare foodservice

The world of foodservice becomes particularly complicated inside the walls of a hospital, senior living center or long-term care facility. Patients and residents often have specific dietary needs,.

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