New innovations across packaged and foodservice pizza are taking shape as consumers seek out thin, clean-label, gluten-free, exotic and spicy varieties.
About 48% of consumers prefer thin crust, according to Technomic’s 2018 Pizza Consumer Trend Report.
Adding fuel to the fire is the growing popularity of Neapolitan-style pizza, which “has redefined the crisp and thin varieties,” said Tom Michalewski, customer marketing manager of convenience for Rich’s Foodservice, which offers a turnkey Corner Market Pizza Program complete with equipment and merchandising tools. “To compete with fast-casual restaurants, c-stores must offer a variety of pizza options to satisfy every customer, whether they prefer thin, thick or gluten-free crusts.”
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