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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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Meeting the Appetite for Plant-Based Snacks

It pays to take notice when two foodservice trends intersect and, right now, snacking and plant-forward are holding strong. Play both at once for a big power move.

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Wake Up to Plant-Based Mornings

The plant-forward trend is strong in all dayparts, including breakfast. Wake up to the possibilities of meat and dairy alternatives in the morning. Get details and recipes, here.

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More Cheese Means More Smiles. Free eBook.

Cheese runs the gamut from mild and creamy to bold and assertive, but that just means it works in an abundance of recipes. Get extra cheese smart with our free eBook. Read it here.

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Today’s flexitarian consumers are eating less meat. They’re looking for healthful and delicious options featuring produce, grains, and plant proteins. Use the recipe inspirations below to develop your own signature plant-forward dishes that “wow” guests and keep them coming back.

fast casual vs QSR trend report

Get inside the minds of today’s QSR & Fast Casual consumers.

Read more about consumer demands with segment quick reads and in-depth articles – including a free exclusive download of our Quick Service Vs. Fast Casual Trend Report.

Walking the Talk. The Nestlé Zero-Landfill-Factory

The Minor’s factory in Cleveland has achieved a milestone: It is now a zero-landfill-factory. Learn how Nestlé Professional is improving efficiency and sustainability. We share your values.

Responsible Sourcing at Nestlé

Your customers care where their food comes from; so do you and so do we. Find out how Nestlé Professional—part of the world’s largest food company—is committed to providing responsibly sourced foods.


Menu Directions LP

Mocktails are surging in popularity. But what’s driving the growth on menus? Read this whitepaper to learn the answer to this question and more.

Nestlé and the California Drought

Nestlé’s activities in California are under close scrutiny as a result of the devastating drought. Many people have expressed concern about the impact of our operations. We understand this concern and through innovation, we are intensifying our efforts to ensure our plants use water as efficiently as possible.

Sweet Earth’s Awesome Burger Enters First National Restaurant Partnership with Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday to launch plant-based burger at introductory low price for one day only.

National Urban League from Nestle Professional

Supporting The National Urban League’s Efforts to End Racial Discrimination

On Friday, June 5 we announced new action to tackle racial injustice in our community. 

Gen Z trend report

Food & Beverage Industry Trends: GEN Z AND OTHER DISRUPTORS

Find out how changing demographics are impacting foodservice.

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