All Posts by Edward Hoffman

Trends Driving Consumers’ Mealtime Choices

Do you find yourself reaching for foods labeled “locally sourced,” “chef-crafted” and “artisanal”? Does the word “buffet” bring visions of mealtime happ…
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Telling a Food Brand’s Story Has Never Been More Important

The food industry has gone a bit mad. We live in an environment of unprecedented change insofar as how consumers eat, with high-pressure expectations to move product volume with increased velocity. Th…
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Suppliers Play a Vital Role to Help NRA Achieve its Vision

I’ve been attending the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show since 1995, missing only three over these past 23 years. While the show has obviously changed during this time, the 2018 show that…
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Could the Food Industry Lead the Way for Gender Equality?

I’m going to veer from the typical posts we share on The Buzz Bin, but attempt to keep with the spirit in which this blog is intended. And that is: To provide an informed and thoughtful point of vie…
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Think Outside the Grocery Aisle – Even the Grocery Store!

With November upon us, it starts to feel like that magical time of year. ‘Tis the season for….food trend predictions! What did you think I was talking about? But not to worry. This post isn’t a…
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QUICK! Name Your Customer’s Favorite Restaurant.

What did you eat yesterday? For me, it was yogurt and berries, kale and chickpea salad, some almonds and a feta burger washed down with a martini (okay fine, and a glass of wine). Nothing outrageous o…
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