The 2018 Pizza Power Report is Out

PMQ’s annual Pizza Power Report sheds light on the stats of the pizza industry.

http://www.pmq.com/December-2017/The-2018-Pizza-Power-Report-A-State-of-the-Industry-Analysis/

 

 

Lessons From the Pizza Masters

One of the big bonuses at Expo is the chance to see market-tested menu items prepared by the talented pizza makers who developed them. Watch these chefs put a pizza or appetizer together, hear them talk about the techniques that make their creations stand out and taste the results — all for free in the Demonstration Area on the Exhibit Hall floor.

This year’s lineup of demos is filled with new choices for you to consider. read more – https://www.pizzatoday.com/news/pizza-expo-news/lessons-pizza-masters/

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Cashing in the Convenient Store Slice

Filling up the gas tank often requires a quick trip inside of the station where a customer can browse the displays for a snack. Besides the usual candy, chip displays and oversized sodas, more consumers are grabbing hot food items. The latest hot seller is delicious pizza – by the slice or convenient small pie.

Convenience store and gas station pizza may not immediately sound appealing, but consumers are buying them up. According to the market research company the NPD Group, the amount of pizza dough shipped to convenience stores shot up by 27 percent in just one year. Convenient store pizza has become the dark horse of the pizza market, riding past conventional competitors at a speed no one could have anticipated. (more…)

Healthy fast food on the rise

On a daily basis we’re all faced with dozens of food choices that pose the question, “Is this the healthiest choice?” 

According to a recent survey by Deloitte, 83% of respondents said that the typical fast food menu didn’t offer enough healthy choices.

Luckily, pizza is not considered “fast food.”

However, while, for the most part, pizza contains healthy ingredients, most people place it on the “banned” list if they are looking to curb calories and eat healthier.

This is especially important to think about when nutritional menu labeling is set to go into effect in 2018 and the numbers will be front and center at many pizzerias. read more – http://www.pmq.com/November-2017/Healthier-Food-Chains-on-the-Rise/