Foodservice Packaging Institute's annual Trends Report shows market shifts

Packaging trends include continued interest in sustainable products.

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Good news for cheese prices after rough year

Gas prices are down more than a quarter from a month ago.

Just Mayo vs. Mayonnaise: How the FDA restricts food innovation

The FDA established Standards of Identity for many products so that consumers were protected from mislabeled food product. But consumers today are more educated about ingredients.

How Papa Murphy's controlled record-high cheese prices in Q3

The company's CEO believes the company has the potential to triple its domestic footprint.

Startup aims to help restaurants clear hyperlocal produce hurdles

OtherShip Foods offers 10- and 20-foot containers that use hydroponics technology to grow produce on site.

The latest green trend: Compostable containers

With the growing popularity of compostable products, they now come in all shapes and sizes to match the diversity of restaurant cuisine, including bowls, plates, hinged containers and more.

With wintry weather knocking, gas prices remain low

Natural gas spot prices respond to winter's tease with an uptick.

Consumers get a boost from lowest gas prices in four years

Wheat prices jump 40 cents in a month.

Proteins take menu, marketing spotlight despite historically high costs

The trend is largely driven by millennials, who look at price value differently; they want it to be worth what they pay and they’re not willing to compromise on taste.

Domino's riding strong Q3 momentum

Gas prices tumble 30 cents in one month.

Panera, Chipotle set sustainability standards by starting small, thinking big

The biggest opportunities to save come with packaging and waste initiatives.

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NEWS


NRA selects LeanPath for food waste prevention program

The National Restaurant Association has chosen LeanPath Inc., provider of automated food waste monitoring systems, as its preferred supplier for the company's Conserve sustainability program.

Chocolate companies warn of an impending shortage

Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, two chocolate giants, have warned of an impending chocolate shortage.

Tork adds five dispensers to Xpressnap Signature line

SCA, maker of the Tork brand, has added five new dispensers as part of its Xpressnap Signature line – Blue Tabletop, Green Tabletop, Blue Stand, Green Stand and Gray Counter. According to the company, these new colors and styles support...

Wixon Foodservice rolls out eight new menu offerings

The Wixon Foodservice Group has introduced its latest offerings for foodservice establishments. According to a news release, the items and their descriptions include: Asiago Cheese Bread Twists Mix: This quick bread mix is imparted with Asiago and Parmesan cheese. Roll...

Siftit breaks into Baltimore-Washington DC markets

Siftit, a technology provider that connects restaurants and suppliers, has launched into the Baltimore-Washington market. It also currently operates in Atlanta and Dallas. "We help independent restaurants succeed in a competitive market," CEO/Founder Mark Haidet said in a news release.

J&J Snack Foods launches Oreo Churros for foodservice industry

J&J Snack Foods Corp. has partnered with Mondelez International to introduce Oreo Churros to the foodservice industry.

Turbo Coil unveils environmentally-friendly propane glycol pizza prep table

Hector Delgadillo, CEO of Turbo Coil, has designed a new environmentally-friendly refrigeration system.

National Restaurant Association adds of SVP of Strategic Alliances

The National Restaurant Association today announced the hiring of Jeffrey Calore as senior vice president of Strategic Alliances.

Restaurant Canada feathers ruffled by government's lack of transparency on chicken pricing

Restaurants Canada is calling on a government commission to be more transparent as it investigates the cost of production formula used in setting the price of Ontario chicken.

Consolidated Concepts adds two senior supply chain executives

Wade Winters is joining Consolidated Concepts as vice president of Supply Chain, and Joni Miller is joining as director of Supply Chain.

Culinary Software Services releases Cheftec Xt4

Culinary Software Services recently released ChefTec xt4, featuring simplified entry of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points information, a new EDI interface with FreshPoint and improved interfaces.

Domino’s Canada commits to domestic-only cheese supply

Domino's Pizza of Canada has announced a partnership with Dairy Farmers of Canada by committing to using only cheese made from 100-percent Canadian milk on all its pizzas and other menu items. Domino’s Pizza of Canada is based out of...

Startup aimed at helping restaurants pay suppliers on single platform

Sourcery, a San Francisco-based startup that helps restaurants, caterers and corporate kitchens to order and pay for food from local suppliers on a single platform, raised $2.5 million in seed funding from angel investors.

Henny Penny announces leadership and structural changes

Henny Penny has announced several leadership changes and an organizational restructuring.

Barfresh expands smoothie operations to 24 Shakey's restaurants

Barfresh Food Group Inc. has signed a two-year supply agreement with Shakey's USA to provide Barfresh's line of Smoo smoothies in 24 of Shakey's restaurants in Southern California

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From kitchen equipment to front-of-house furniture, we'll help you stay on top of the latest trends and considerations when it comes to restaurant supply purchases.