Valentine’s Day Spending

The National Retail Federation projects United States consumers will spend $19.6 billion for Valentine’s Day in 2018. Kristen Regine can discuss 2018 spending, the emerging dependence on smartphones and tablets to help consumers research products and compare pricing, and more.


JWU in the News

02.2018 - Widespread concerns about overfishing are prompting many in the foodservice industry to take steps to address this critical issue by menuing more sustainable fish and seafood options. Assistant Dean of the College of Culinary Arts Bill Idell says underutilized fish are the future. Find out what species he recommends in Maximizing sustainable seafood, Sysco SHAPE.

02.14.18 - Kevin DeJesus, assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, was quoted in an article published by Albawaba News examining efforts to rebuild Iraq and Syria. Read more.

02.13.18 - In an interview with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz, College of Business professor Kristen Regine discussed the National Retail Federation's consumer spending projections for Valentine's Day and detailed the most popular and unpopular gifts for men and women. Watch now.

02.02.18 - On ABC 6, Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, highlighted popular technologies used to enhance the game watching experience. Watch now.

01.31.18 Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, spoke with WPRI 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell about projected consumer spending for the Super Bowl. Watch now

01.31.18 - While US burger and pizza chains have expanded exponentially, where are all the barbecue eateries? Brian Warrener, professor in the College of Hospitality Management, points to millennials' preferences for hipster vs. chain establishments as one reason. Read more in FSR Magazine. 

01.19.18 - During her biweekly tech segment on ABC 6, Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, shared technologies that can be used to help track your fitness and eating habits. Watch now.

01.09.18 - Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, joined WPRO’s Gene Valicenti to analyze Subway’s decision to bring back its $5 foot-long sandwiches and the impact the decision is having on franchisees. Listen now.

01.05.18 - Bridget Sweet, executive director of food safety, discusses JWU's winning food sustainability, waste and recovery efforts with the Providence Business News.

01.2018 - Chef Matthew Britt, CEC, instructor in the College of Culinary Arts, predicts eight trends that will help shape the food industry's progress in 2018. Read about them in the latest edition of Sysco SHAPE.

01.2018 - Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, was quoted in a FSR Magazine article about how steakhouses continue to remain popular as other dining trends change. Read more.