The New Year Heralds a New Attitude

January 6th, 2014


Kevin Carter and Margaret Nichols, owners of La Fete Catering in Natick, MA

Kevin Carter and Margaret Nichols, owners of La Fete Catering

With beef consumption continuing to fall from a national peak in 2007, caterers, restaurateurs and a host of small business owners are quick to adapt to the meatless trend. According to Harry Balzer, chief food industry analyst of New York-based NPD Group, evolving diets generally reflect one of two priorities: “It either saves money or it saves time.”

Given beef’s high price tag and demanding preparation, it’s no surprise that consumers have adopted a more frugal outlook at the grocery store, especially in the wake of the recession. But it seems a third concern is also in play: better health. Read more