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Get Ahead with the Plant-Forward Trend!

The plant-forward diet has moved well beyond a fad…it is a nationwide revolution that more and more customers embrace everyday. No longer does one need to identify as a “vegan” or “vegetarian” to enjoy fresh plant-based meals; the NPD Group estimates that 90% of plant-based eaters do not carry these labels. Demand for meatless meals has never been higher, and grocery retailers and restaurants must now deliver on this demand to meet and exceed customer expectations. Chairmans Foods offers a number of tasty options promised to bolster any collection of plant-forward food. This selection is highlighted by inventive items from

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Food Prices Remain Elevated, With Signs of Easing

In August, U.S. food prices were up over 4%, compared to the usual 1.3% increase in past years. Meat, poultry, fish, and eggs have fueled this increase, which accumulatively rose 7.1% since last August. Takeout food pricing has escalated 3.5% since the past year. Limited-service meals have gained 4.8% for the month, while full-serve meals have raised just 2.8% in the last 12 months. Grocery prices may be slowly relaxing month-by-month. The index for at-home food has consistently decreased after sharp increases in prior months. These increases were largely due to shelter-in-place orders across the country. The index for meats,

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Prepare for the Cold with Hearty Soups and Chilis from Chairmans!

The scorching heat of summer is drawing to a close. The onset of autumn promises to bring football on the weekends, cooler temperatures, and leaves on the ground. As these seasonal changes take effect, so do consumer appetites and meal preferences. A light sandwich or fresh salad will fail to provide the warming qualities needed during the colder months of the year. Satisfying your customers depends on serving hearty soups and chilis throughout the fall…and Chairmans Foods has you covered. The soups and chilis from Chairmans Foods provide easy-to-prepare, filling dinners for the entire family. Simply pick them up at

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How Grocery Shopping Has Changed during COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought tremendous change to traditional grocery shopping. From required face-coverings to one-way aisles, grocery retailers have adapted to serve their customers safely and effectively. As retailers have focused on proper safety precautions, studies have reported significant change in consumer buying habits. The pandemic has radically changed where, what, and how people purchase groceries, and it is up to retailers to stay aware of these changes and deliver the value their customers are looking for. A new report from The Food Industry Association’s annual U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends study analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on grocery shopping behavior. Here

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Tackle Trendy Taco Bars with Chairmans Foods

At Chairmans Foods, our job is simple: provide wholesome and quality comfort food the entire family will love. Delivering this tremendous value requires constant innovation to our existing product line while sustaining the delicious flavors we are known for. A commitment to serving our customers best runs deep at Chairmans, and we have done it again with the Taco Bar. The Taco Bar is an emerging concept growing in C-store menus nationally. Mexican fare experienced growth on 15.5% of C-store menus in 2019, more than any other regional cuisine. The highly customizable nature of a Taco Bar allows every customer to

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Comfort Classics with Chairman’s!

Everyone loves comfort food. It reminds us of our social ties, and individuals often connect food items with a social gathering or their family. Comfort food isn’t just about eating something, but it is involved with other aspects of one’s life. Chairman’s offers the freshest and most delicious comfort food that will be popular any time of year. For specialty entrees, some of the best comfort classics that are offered include shepherd’s pie, spaghetti and meatballs, and chicken with dumplings. These also go well with any of our plant-based dishes, such as collard greens, carrots with butter sauce, mashed potatoes,

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Innovative Ideas for Retailers to Enhance Online Grocery Shopping

The prevalence of online grocery shopping has exploded since the start of the pandemic. A large group of consumers have become more and more comfortable placing grocery orders online in an attempt to limit their exposure away from home. Grocery retailers have a significant opportunity to reach customers through this new channel by offering an innovative and efficient digital platform. Here are 4 keys for grocers to enhance the digital shopping experience: Focus on transparency: Nielsen has projected that 64% of the U.S. population follows some form of a restrictive diet. When online shopping, customers want access to all the

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Introducing Fixin’s Sides from Chairmans Foods

A steadfast commitment to serving our customers best runs deep at Chairmans Foods. We are constantly working to innovate our product line to bring our customers what they want: wholesome and quality comfort food for convenient meals the whole family can enjoy. Nothing completes a meal quite like a delicious variety of sides…and Chairmans has what you need. Chairmans Foods is excited to announce a new line of delicious side items – Fixin’s Southern Sides. These heat-and-serve, fully prepared options come from recipes passed down for generations. Complementing a hearty main dish with Southern flavor, nutrition, and color has never

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Top Restaurant Trends Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes throughout foodservice. Operators everywhere are adjusting to the new, “socially-distanced” normal with a heavy focus on patio dining, take-out, and delivery. While foodservice professionals have been forced to adapt on the fly, consumers have made their pandemic food preferences clear. Over four months in, there is now enough information to evaluate and predict what is popular among consumers and what they are seeking in a dining experience during the era of COVID-19. Here are ten trends to watch for as the pandemic persists through the second half of 2020: Perception of dining as a

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Innovate with Plant-Based Solutions from Chairmans Foods

The plant-based diet becomes more and more popular every year. What started as a fad has quickly morphed into a nationwide movement impacting foodservice and retail operations everywhere. An increasing number of customers who do not characterize themself as “vegetarian” or “vegan” are experimenting with plant-based foods and expect to see them as an option on the menu or in the store. Meeting your customers where they are is a key to success, and right now, consumers are extremely interested in plant-based foods. At Chairmans Foods, our team continues to embrace the plant-based trend and adapt the product line to

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