Plant Power, a vegan fast food restaurant with a vaguely political name, believes it is on the forefront of a movement that will reshape the American Diet, culture, and, most importantly for the purposes of this market research blog, fast food. The restaurant, complete with “sonic style” drive up, moves and shakes like any typical fast food joint with one glaring exception: everything (yes, EVERYTHING) they serve is entirely (yes, ENTIRELY) plant-based.
Maybe it's just the brutal Southern California heat we've had all summer, but we've been wondering about cold beverages lately, particularly in the soda, energy and sports drinks categories.
There has been a run on glue lately, which, in addition to explaining why it’s been so quiet at the horse stables, led us to a strange answer: glue is selling out because droves of young people are using it and other household goods to make slime, the hottest trend of 2017 this side of the fidget spinner.
With the Holidays looming, it's time to staff up and retailers are well into their yearly dance with seasonal employees, courting them with extra holiday spending money and those 10-30 percent staff discounts. But while many familiar faces are already filling up their dance cards, Walmart is standing with its back up on the wall: they aren't hiring. Instead, for the second year consecutively, they will distribute additional holiday hours among their existing associates.
We are not laying it on too thick when we say margarine has gone from the center to the margins. The former go-to gold standard for toast, vegetables, and baking, the product’s sales have been plummeting since 2000. How much so? In the early to mid-1990s, Americans ate 11 pounds of the butter-substitute every year. Today, it’s down to 3.5 pounds, and the majority of that comes from baked and packaged goods, as opposed to actual tubs, bottles, and sticks.