Adrienne Nadeau manages and conducts primary research across the foodservice industry, having developed expertise in retail operations, college/university, and convenience stores. A talented writer as well as consultant, she is a regular contributor to Food and Refrigerated Buyer Magazine and several Technomic publications. In her time with the firm, Adrienne has collaborated on dozens of proprietary studies for both industry suppliers and operators, concentrating on such topics as customer satisfaction, emerging trends, product innovation, and sustainability.

It’s Pumpkin Spice Season

It’s October, which means Halloween decorations are up, the leaves are changing color, and pumpkin spice has once again dominated menus as the favorite seasonal flavor. According to Technomic’s MenuMonitor, Pumpkin Spice menu incidence increased 42% in non-alcoholic beverages since last year, revealing that customer demand is as strong as ever. Starbucks, Panera Bread, Dunkin […]

Supermarket Foodservice

Upscale grocery stores are consistently improving the quality and variety of prepared food and made-to-order meals. Some consumers might not believe that a restaurant-quality meal could be made in a supermarket, but the versatile grocery store format actually helps operators to capitalize on industry trends. Consumers have been vocal about their desire for “real” and […]