Bacon: It’s on Trend

Bacon is Trending: Do you know Which Type is Best For Your Operation? Bringing home the bacon for your restaurant could be as simple as adding a comprehensive and exciting breakfast menu to your operation. According to the NPD restaurant group, breakfast consumption is forecasted to increase by 5% by 2019 and global trends in… Continued

Freshly Picked: July 19, 2018 Market Report

Produce The tomato markets have firmed some during the last week. Tomato supplies tightened last week with total shipments down nearly 20% from the same week last year. Warm weather has caused the eastern supply to mature early which should aid supplies in the coming weeks. East coast supplies could become erratic at times and… Continued

Freshly Picked: July 12, 2018 Market Report

Produce The lettuce markets have eased during the last week due in part to holiday slowed demand. Iceberg lettuce shipments last week were down slightly due to the holiday as well but were still 8% bigger than the same week last year. History suggests that there could be some modest downside for the iceberg lettuce… Continued

Freshly Picked: July 5, 2018 Market Report

  Produce The potato markets remain firm. Supplies are seasonally limited with the major fall harvest not set to get underway until late August. The Idaho potato crops are progressing nicely. As of late June, 95% of the Idaho potato crop was rated in either good or excellent condition. At least 75% of the crops… Continued

Freshly Picked: June 28, 2018 Market Report

Alerts & What’s Trending What’s driving—and deterring—growth? 4 Reasons to celebrate the idea of robots in restaurants Why salt shakers disappeared from restaurant tables Focus on flavor is key in marketing plant-forward food to diners Chicken gravy product recalled due to Possible Processing Deviation Elk, bison meat snacks subject of recall   Produce The tomato… Continued