Taco Bell’s Menu Expansion

Taco Bell plans to add over 25 items to its menu in 2024.

This is in contrast to the company’s more recent strategy of reducing the size of the menu to reduce complexity, and keep service times low.

Additions to the menu include the introduction of the Cantina Chicken menu in March 2024, which includes five items: Cantina Chicken Burrito, Cantina Chicken Taco, Cantina Chicken Quesadilla, and Cantina Chicken Bowl. The Cantina Chicken line requires five new ingredients, including […]

Panera’s Massive Menu Reduction

Panera Bread is testing a large reduction in the size of its menu. The cuts will include over 50 menu items.

Some of the items being removed are the Napa Almond Chicken Salad, Smokehouse BBQ Chicken, and Steak & White Cheddar sandwiches. In addition, targeted items are two salads, some soups and the Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese, all the soufflés, the entire kids’ menu, several drinks, several sweets and pastries, and all Flatbread Pizzas.

Panera Bread states that this is a […]

Mixed Forecast for Back-to-School Shopping

Will back-to-school sales be a boom or a bust for retailers this fall?

Forecasters are mixed, as some predict the highest spending ever and some anticipate a modest pull-back.  Additionally, if sales increase, is it due to greater demand or simply that prices have increased substantially since last year?

With forecasters uncertain, how are retailers impacted?


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Retailers Expect a ‘Soft’ Peak Season

After the pandemic, how long will it take to get back to ‘normal’?

According to shipping experts, not until 2024. Even though the back-to-school season of 2023 offers signs of encouragement for retailers, the holiday season may still disappoint. Supply chains are stabilizing, but inventory depletions and restocking needs are uneven across industries. This year’s demand should be higher than last year’s but remain below trend. The uncertain demand for end items postpones the return to normalcy in the supply chain.


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