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Trends and Insights

As our industry changes, adapting is essential. Check back often for new insights, data, and trends.
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Upgrade Your Coffee Program with Coffee mate’s Plant-Based Creamers

Consumers are looking for more and more plant-based options away from home. As you’re making shifts to meet increasing demand, it’s important to consider all aspects of your operation—including your coffee station. 

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Coffee Flights Spotlight Variety and Create Experiences

Inspired by wine flights, coffee samplers allow guests to explore varietals and styles via tasting experiences that strengthen brand affinity and bolster loyalty.

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How to Build a Grab-and-Go Restaurant Menu

Restaurant grab-and-go pantries are a perfect way to grow customer visits and loyalty while introducing another income stream for a restaurant.

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Women in Foodservice: Building and Benefitting From Diverse Leadership

In advance of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Leadership Conference, CEO and President Therese Gearhart offers straight talk about why the industry benefits from gender equity and how WFF can help.

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Top 6 Milk Alternatives, Plus Contenders

Nut milks and other nondairy milks are the driving factor in the milk category today. Find out how you can satisfy demand with alternative milk.

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Tips and Techniques for Smooth-Functioning Kitchens

When the kitchen is stressed, productivity and teamwork suffer. Learn to control the pressure in advance. We have tips to make everything run smoother.

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7 Ways to Promote Plant-Based Proteins

Demand for meat-free foods has had a major impact on foodservice. Learn what’s happening in plant-based cooking and how you can profit.

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ProStart Pros Pick Top Cookie Recipe

Is there such a thing as the best cookie, one recipe that stands out above all others? Culinary instructors for NRAEF’s ProStart program named Eggnog Thumbprints as the One to Bake Right Now!

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Mindful Eating: Menu Tweaks for New Year’s Resolutions

Many patrons usher in the year with firm resolve to eat more healthfully. Here’s how to build menus that will help them meet their goal.

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2023 Top Trend—Coffee Fast-Forwards to All Day Sales

Even Starbucks once had slumping coffee sales after the morning rush. They cracked the code. So can you. Learn how to perk up afternoon sales.

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Top 2023 Food & Beverage Industry Trends

Do a deep dive into food and beverage trends, operational know-how, demographic data, and more in Nestlé Professional’s 2023 report.

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CHEF-MATE® Featured Products

When it comes to flavors guests love that take a ton of time to make from scratch, CHEF-MATE® is there.

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