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Whether for a candy cane-blended treat, a cone that evokes the spirit of the season or, later in the year, a refreshing alternative to everyday flavors, the addition of mint can lend some cheer to favorite cold desserts.

With the arrival of the New Year, foodservice professionals pay special attention to what researchers predict as the next big trend for the industry. On the non-commercial side, beverages are always important, and smoothies stand out with the largest growth potential according to a recent article in Foodservice Director. So what exactly IS a smoothie? In addition to fresh fruit, many smoothies include ice, frozen fruit, syrups, or even vegetables. They have… Read More

Big warehouse stores like Costco and Sam’s have carried products in bulk for many years but you may notice a new player in town – one that doesn’t have a club membership fee – the Gordon Food Service Store.

Manufacturer, broker and distributor sales reps are most successful when they bring the operator solutions. Today’s environment requires more than a good price, we need to provide menu applications that are on trend and a consulting sales approach with the end result of bringing more customers through our customers’ doors.

Looking ahead at 2015, we know consumers will continue to demand healthier, simpler, more clearly labeled foods. Another trend we anticipate escalating in our busy world is convenience. When you combine these trends, fruit and vegetable smoothies become the perfect response to consumer requirements!

With estimates that 70 –75% of the world’s population may be lactose intolerant¹ and 1 in 133 people in the U.S. are affected by Celiac Disease², operators are paying attention! Foodservice directors are adding lactose and gluten free (GF) products to their menus daily. In fact, with the rise in these two gastrointestinal conditions, all aspects of foodservice (healthcare, hotels/casinos, C&U, K-12 cafeterias, and restaurants) should take it very seriously.

Paying attention to food and beverage trends is important to foodservice professionals. If trends aren’t monitored, menus turn stale resulting in decreased new and return customer traffic. With the world paying closer attention to eating healthier, it seems conceivable that menu options should be mindful of this evolution. Ten years ago, consumers were used to seeing milkshakes on beverage menus. Today, menus are beginning to offer healthier alternatives for consumers’ steering away… Read More

Kent Precision Foods Group Offers Foodservice Soft Serve Solutions for Every Business Model Choose which scenario best describes your situation: a. A cafeteria of hungry college students waiting in line for a frozen treat b. A kid-friendly restaurant using complementary soft serve as a perk for dining in c. A froyo franchise with several hoppers waiting to dispense the next imaginative flavor d. A small frozen beverage store wanting to serve soft… Read More