Millennials Driving Foodservice Sustainability  11/18/2016


Consumers are increasingly voting with their dollars for sustainable brands and businesses. This trend will only intensify in coming years as Millennials -- who are driving this demand for sustainability -- increase their buying power.

During ECRM's Foodservice: Natural, Organic & Better for You EPPS, Parker Townley, Business Development Manager for Fair Trade USA, shared new research from Technomic on clean label trends in foodservice and discussed how foodservice operators can leverage and communicate sustainability – using Fair Trade certification as an example.


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Among the topics discussed were:
  • How the foodservice industry is meeting expectations
  • Reasons for consumer interest in sustainable sourcing
  • Critical sustainability factors
  • Expectations of consumers versus actual adoption by the industry
  • Pricing of sustanilbly-sourced products
  • Barriers to sustainable sourcing
  • Communicating sustainability
A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, Fair Trade USA is a third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States with the mission of enabling consumers to make a difference with their dollars. It provides farmers in developing nations the tools to thrive as international business people. Rather than creating dependency on aid, Fair Trade USA uses a market-based approach that gives farmers fair prices, workers safe conditions, and entire communities resources for fair, healthy and sustainable lives.

Joseph Tarnowski

VP Content

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