Food Manufacturers And Retailers Add More Breakfast Products

General Mills, Quaker Oats and others are adding to their lineup of breakfast bars and yogurts. Sara Lee’s Jimmy Dean this summer introduced mini-breakfast sandwiches. And fast-food chains like McDonald’s in recent years have expanded their breakfast menus to include morning snacks like smoothies and a fruit-and-walnut pack, according to The Washington Post. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: Vending and refreshment services operators need to pay attention to the redefinition of breakfast if they want to compete with other retailers. This is an excellent article that explains this trend.

A key takeaway in this report is that morning food offerings should emphasize nutrition, since consumers are more health conscious about breakfast than other meals. 03-01-12 By Elliot Maras