USDA Forecasts a Protein Price Slip in 2017, But a Rise in 2018

admin | July 27th, 2017 - 1:01 pm

Beef, pork and poultry retail prices are expected to slide overall for 2017, but all will climb by single digits in 2018, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) projected. In its monthly Consumer Price Index for Food report, ERS forecasts that beef and veal prices should decline 2 percent to 1 percent in 2017, but […]

How the Tasting Menu Became Chill

admin | July 26th, 2017 - 2:10 pm

Once decadent and gluttonous, the tasting menu has taken on a chiller, more manageable vibe in the past few years—which makes tackling one far more fun, and far less scary. It’s a very specific first-world problem: You go out to eat at a restaurant that’s touted as a life-changer by all the food publications. You […]

How To Bring Back Burger Customers

admin | July 21st, 2017 - 3:10 pm

As restaurant goers demand higher quality burgers, costs have increased, which has led to an ease in consumption, according to Technomic Inc.’s 2017 Burger Consumer Trend Report. While fifty-six per cent of consumers said they eat burgers at least once a week, that number has dropped from roughly 75% of consumers in 2013. Additionally, consumers […]

America’s lust for bacon isn’t letting up, pushing pork belly prices up 80%

admin | July 18th, 2017 - 1:48 pm

Appetite for beef and bacon typically swells ahead of the summer grilling boost; beef has fallen from its mid-June peak but not bacon. Consumers are eating a lot of bacon, including on top of burgers, driving frozen reserves to a six-decade low, according to USDA data. A national craving for bacon is pushing U.S. pork-belly […]

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