United Fresh is proud to launch Fresh Insights for Foodservice, a new quarterly report showcasing the latest trends in fresh produce use in foodservice and restaurants. United’s Retail-Foodservice Board initiated this report as a resource for members to gain a comprehensive look at how chefs and restaurants are incorporating fresh produce into their menus. The report was developed by Datassential, a leading market research firm dedicated to the food Industry, using data from its menu database, MenuTrends.
“We are excited to offer the industry such an in-depth resource focused on foodservice,” says Jeff Oberman, United’s vice president of trade relations, liaison to United’s retail-foodservice board. “Our members know that foodservice trends shift quickly and this publication will be a valuable tool for them to stay on top of those trends and take advantage of new opportunities.”
The publication is organized in four core sections, including Fresh Flavors, which shows in-depth profiles of trending produce items; Menu Intelligence, featuring up-to-date information on how produce is being used in different menu items; Chain Report, which focuses on produce’s role in new menu items; and View From Above, offering a look into produce usage in a particular trend within the foodservice industry.
In this quarter’s report, Fresh Flavors highlights the market penetration and growth of rhubarb, romanesco and pickled vegetables. Menu Intelligence explores the growth of premium burgers and pie on restaurant menus. Chain Report investigates trends among top chain, including pumpkin, jalapeno and cocktails. View From Above describes the role of produce in Mediterranean fast casual cuisine.
Fresh Insights for Foodservice is free to United members and $50 to non-members. To order the report today, visit United’s website.