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Fast Casual Quickly Turning to Ethnic Fare: What the Food Service Market Research Says

Posted by TrendSource on 2/7/19 9:25 AM

You don’t need a business blog to tell you that fast casual is big (we know: you come for the business but stay for the fun).

With lower overhead than dine-in restaurants and a fresher, less industrial factory vibe than QSRs, they have been the thing that food dreams are made of ever since Chipotle went from 16 Colorado stores to national dominance in a little under five years.

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Topics: Market Research, Fast Casual, Food

Omnichannel Market Research: UPS Access Points, Convenience Stores, and The Dreaded Last Mile

Posted by TrendSource on 1/31/19 9:49 AM

As any veteran (and some neophytes) of e-commerce know, delivery is convenient until it isn’t. It’s wonderful when you come home to find packages safely waiting for you on your doorstep or in your lobby, and all the more satisfying when you happen to actually be at home to receive delivery (yes, I’m talking about you, dearest newly-acquired Ted Baker jacket).

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Topics: Market Research, Online, Omnichannel, Delivery, Amazon, C-Store

Grocery Industry Market Research: Kroger and Microsoft To Take on Amazon

Posted by TrendSource on 1/24/19 9:47 AM

My enemy’s enemy is my friend…or something like that. It’s an old adage, usually used to describe war (and the one reason I have for liking Katy Perry), but sometimes it goes for business too.

And with Kroger and Microsoft’s new partnership, the enemy’s name is clear: Amazon.

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Topics: Grocery, Omnichannel, Technology, Retail, Amazon

How Fashion Retail Market Research Explains Denim's Decline and Resurgence

Posted by TrendSource on 1/17/19 9:26 AM

As the high priestess of popular fashion reality always reminded us: in fashion, one day you’re in, the net day you’re out.

Well, preach on, Heidi, because denim—long presumed to be on the decline—seems to be back in, reappropriating some of the market share it lost to the athleisure movement’s moment in the sun.

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Topics: Market Research, Retail, Fashion

Food Service Market Research: QSRs Preparing for Customers to Move Beyond Meat

Posted by TrendSource on 1/10/19 9:58 AM

Beyond Meat is moving beyond niche, debuting in two QSRs—Del Taco and Carl’s Jr.—over the last several months. Formerly restricted to Whole Foods grocery aisles and pretentious burger joints like Hopdoddy, the entirely plant-based burger patty (peas, faba beans, soy, and beets are the main ingredients), is quite popular. It counts Bill Gates and lifetime ‘it’ boy Leonardo DiCaprio as celebrity investors, to say nothing of General Mills, Tyson Chicken, and even the SPCA on the corporate side.

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Topics: Market Research, Food Service, CPG, Food, Health Food, vegan

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