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Consumer Trends

Delta variant keeps more business travelers out of restaurants

A key source of sales for expense-account-dependent operations of all types, corporate customers are canceling trips and cutting back their plans.

Operations

Top trends driving grab-and-go snack sales

A majority of consumers—75%—have at least one snack per day, and typical eating behavior is shifting away from the standard “three meals a day.”

Foods like pasta, pizza and soup are all comfort foods—and were consumed on a regular basis throughout the pandemic.

The operator of six restaurant concepts has added 20 lodging properties to his holdings in a $211 million deal.

21 of top 25 hotel markets in depression or recession, reports the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

By learning all about these trends, as well as maintaining a deep understanding of consumer demands and habits, operators can be well-prepared for whatever comes next.

After hotels had time and motivation to rethink service, space and menus over the last year, some operational changes are becoming permanent in hotels big and small.

A Unite Here local says the money will further enrich owners and operators without necessarily trickling down to workers. It's pressing for direct aid to unemployed members.

A new spinoff called GR Kitchen & Taps will be paired with a hotel.

He wants to raise the kitty for direct grants to $4 billion, saying that would be the highest in the nation.

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