NRA Show Recap: It’s All About Millennials

May 25, 2017

This year’s annual trade show heavy on customization, craft products, and interactive technology.
This year’s annual show was heavy on customization and craft products.
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Coca-Cola’s Barrilitos line of agua frescas were a hit at the NRA Show.
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If there was ever any doubt about the power that the millennial generation has over dining trends, the 2017 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show put those to rest.

In food and beverages, kitchen innovations, and technology, the preferences of millennials—and even Generation Z, or those born between 1996 and 2010—have taken hold. This year’s show floor displayed a flood of customizable and natural food items and ingredients, as well as an expansion of interactive and automated equipment with controls resembling computer tablets and smartphones.

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