Specialty Food Magazine

Summer 2020

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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Wild Caught • Faster Checkout Options • Promotions/Coupons Customized to My Shopping Habits or Dietary Needs • Unique/Unusual Brands and Products • Fresh Healthy Snacks (e.g. hard boiled eggs, drinkable soups, pre-cut vegetables) • Free Samples • Grab-and-Go or On-the-Go Items • In-store Cafes/Restaurants • Smaller Retail Spaces that are Easier/Faster to Shop In • Recipe/Meal Planning Tips, Shortcuts, and/or Solutions • Good Quality Healthy Snacks for Kids • An Onsite Nutritionist or Dietician • Let me customize my order • Prominently feature local/regional ingredients • Clearly identify plant-based menu options (i.e. free of meat and/or other animal products like cheese and eggs) • Clearly identify menu options that align with special diets that suit my lifestyle (keto, paleo, gluten-free, etc.) • Tell me more about the ingredients themselves (where they come from, what makes these ingredients special) • Give me the option to upgrade my food (e.g., premium/organic meat, wild-caught seafood, local/regional ingredients) Top Reasons That Drive Consumers Convenience, value, quality, and healthy options are major considerations for where to shop for groceries. On the foodservice side, customization and menu choices drive consumers. Millennials and Gen Zs are the most likely to say they prefer restaurants that clearly identify menu options that align with special diets. More mature consumers (Gen Xs and Boomers) are the most likely to say they prefer restaurants that prominently feature local/regional ingredients. Specialty Food Consumers— Shopping and Foodservice Preferences What Drives Consumers to Grocery Outlets, 2019-2020 Source: Mintel Restaurant Preferences by Generation, January 2020 Source: Mintel Top Specialty Food Consumer Foodservice Preferences S10 | THE STATE OF THE SPECIALTY FOOD INDUSTRY Self Cafe´ Order No Soy Wrap GF Hot Cold Non GMO Check Out $ $ $ $ $ $ $ to Grocery Outlets I prefer restaurants that: $ Local Produce Free Range Farms

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