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10 Foodservice Trends for 2017 and their E&S Implications

New year, new trends. Here we take a look at what’s on the horizon for this year in terms of concepts, food, beverage and more, and the impact these trends will likely have on equipment, supplies and design.

Consolidation Crazy

Today the natural maturation of the foodservice equipment and supplies industry is paired with a more sophisticated operator base armed with more information than ever before. This continues to force change in the supply chain, including consolidation among dealers and manufacturers. How long will this period of consolidation last? How does it affect the way various-sized dealers and factories go to market? What will the supply chain look like in the future? Read on for these answers and more.

2017 Menu Prep: Add Tumeric, Goat and Noodles

Tumeric, goat and hand-pulled noodles may appear on more menus next year. The Culinary Trends 2017 report from Sterling Rice Group (SRG) based in Boulder, Colo., predicts these will head into the mainstream in 2017. With input from 175 chefs, restauranteurs and foodies, the report highlights several key trends. Here are three that made the FE&S editors take note: