Sunday, August 2, 2009

Better for you food is top of mind!

When your planning a new menu item for 18 to 34 year olds in the ready to eat ready to heat Grocerant sector better for you products, fresh, authentic with a global food-print is the comport food of choice. Contract feeder Sodexo, serves meals to college students at least 575 US college campuses surveyed menus from the 1989 and came up with the “top 10” items for now and 2009:

Food Trends in 1989

1. Fruit and cottage cheese plate
2. Chicken nuggets
3. Turkey Tetrazini
4. Chicken Chop Suey
5. Egg, bacon and cheese English muffin
6. Half sandwich and cup of soup
7. Taco bar
8. Spanish beef and rice
9. Vegetarian bean chili
10. Algerian lamb stew

Food Trends in 2009

1. Locally-grown fruits and veggies
2. Crispy garlic-ginger chicken wings
3. Mac’n five cheeses
4. Vietnamese Pho
5. Green tea and pomegranate smoothies
6. Crab cake sliders
7. Mini samosas
8. Tilapia Veracruz
9. Goat cheese salad (with lavender lentils)
10. Chicken Mole

You might ask are college students the target, the majority or ever a representative group! The answer is trend setting disposal income. That is a life time of greater disposal income. The grocerant sector is searching for an industry niche leader. Please nominate the company you feel is leading the industry today privately via email or leave a comment here on the blog site. Companies that could be in the running H.E. Butt Grocery, A&P, Sheetz, Wawa, Central Market, Stewarts Shops? Let me know who you pick.

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