What Will Influence American Food?

Latin America, Middle East and the Mediterranean are the top three regions that will impact American food this year By NACS Online What will shape the culinary cultural landscape of tomorrow? Les Dames D’Escoffier International provides some insights in its 2018 Trends Report, forecasting the international, restaurant, catering, health and lifestyle trends. The report paints…

Four Food Trends for Summer

Vegan offerings, low-cal ice cream, bold snacks and flavored sparkling waters are in By NACS Online No one is going cold turkey on hot dogs, burgers or backyard barbecues, but this summer, consumers are expected to sample new, different foods and beverages, according to the Mintel Summer Food & Drink Trends reportfor 2018. Four food…

Bottled Water No. 1 Beverage in America

The gap continues to widen between soda and bottled water By NACS Online   Bottled water is the No. 1 beverage product in the United States, by volume, for a second year in a row, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). Bottled water volume grew to 13.7…

C-Store Foodservice Drives In-Store Growth

NACS State of the Industry Summit data reveals that foodservice sales accounted for 22.5% of in-store sales in 2017   By NACS Online   U.S. convenience stores experienced a 15th straight year of record in-store sales, with in-store sales increasing 1.7% to a record $237.0 billion in 2017, per recently release NACS State of the…

What Consumers Think About Gas Prices

New NACS report reveals insights on consumer perceptions related to gas prices and the economy overall   By NACS Online With crude oil prices now hovering around $75 per barrel, there are real concerns on how higher oil prices could affect everything from the stock market to demand at the pump. To help cut through…