Presentation: Consumer & Restaurant Menu Trends: The Clean Label Influence
Co-Speakers: Lizzy Freier and Aimee Harvey, Managing Editors, Technomic, Inc.
Lizzy Freier is a managing editor at Chicago-based Technomic, a Winsight Company, with a focus on menu trend analysis. Lizzy covers trending flavors, ingredients, dishes and preparations for food and beverage at independent restaurants, emerging chains and top chain restaurant brands. She has presented at numerous conferences in the U.S. and Canada on menu trend development for restaurant operators, manufacturers and distributors.
2017 Clean Label Conference Presentation:
Consumer & Restaurant Menu Trends: The Clean Label Influence
Consumers increasingly want to know more about their food. Although the initial focus was on consumer packaged foods, the foodservice sector has become increasingly drawn in. This presentation touches on the impact that clean labels have on the restaurant industry. Using Technomic data on both consumer preferences and menu development with regard to clean eating, presenters will analyze what it means for restaurant operators, food manufacturers and distributors. Topics include the changing consumer definitions of health, top and fastest-growing “clean” keyword mentions in the industry and operator survey predictions on clean labeling purchase influencers for the future.