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Jul 01, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Poultry Will Battle Other Healthful Alternatives for Share of Stomach

Vegetarian, vegan and seafood options continue to increase on menus; however, due to the flexibility that poultry offers operators to create...

Jun 24, 2015, 11:15 ET
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Consumers Want Food Additives Subtracted from Menus, Finds Technomic's Consumer4Sight

Every week brings new headlines about a national foodservice brand pledging to reduce or remove food additives from their menu or products....

Jun 22, 2015, 11:15 ET
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Technomic's 7 Eater Archetypes Define Foodservice Consumer Landscape

 There's little room for error in today's rapidly evolving foodservice consumer culture. Operators need to know who their customers are and...

Jun 17, 2015, 10:15 ET
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The Technology Tide Has Turned for Restaurant Consumers

 In only a few short years, digital amenities like online ordering and mobile payment have gone from futuristic novelties to modern necessities...

Jun 16, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Industry Same-Store Sales Increase 4 Percent in Q1, Midscale Outperform Other Segments

 Tracking data from more than 100 national public and private chains that generate more than $40 billion in quarterly sales, Technomic's...

Jun 03, 2015, 13:15 ET
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Fastest-growing Brands and Categories Re-shape the Spirits Industry, Finds Technomic

Three of the top five fastest-growing spirits brands are vodkas, but whiskey is the category with the most momentum, according to the 2015...

Jun 02, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Technomic's Take: 5 Ways Food Brands Get 'FIT' for the Future

 The food industry will eclipse $2 trillion in annual sales by 2025, but restaurants, retailers and manufacturers will be locked into an...

May 21, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Build-Your-Own Built to Lead Fast-Casual Growth

 The fast-casual segment's blistering pace of sales and unit expansion continued in 2014, with annual sales increasing at more than three times...

May 18, 2015, 11:15 ET
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Technomic Tube Brings Foodservice Research to Life

 Drawing upon Technomic's 50 years of rich industry knowledge and the expertise of its talented, multi-generational consulting and research...

May 05, 2015, 11:10 ET
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The Next Decade Will Make or Break Food Industry Companies, Technomic Forecasts

Today's major foodservice and retail food brands, along with their suppliers, face increasing challenges in recognizing and responding to...

May 04, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Technomic Names Bernadette Noone Vice President

Technomic Inc., the leader in food industry research, announces the promotion of Bernadette Noone to vice president. Noone is responsible for...

Apr 28, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Fast Casual Fuels Technomic Top 500 Growth Once Again

Once again, there is nothing casual about the fast-casual sector's ascent as the growth engine of the U.S. restaurant industry. Fast-casual brands...

Apr 27, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Technomic Puts the Spotlight on Limited Time Offers with Innovative New Tracking and Planning System

 What does Shark Week have to do with menu development? Plenty, according to Technomic, the leading research and consulting firm in the...

Apr 21, 2015, 14:15 ET
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State of the Foodservice Supply Chain 2014 Report: Cost Volatility Emphasizes Strategic Importance of Supply Chain

 Due to rapidly shifting consumer expectations, as well as increasing food costs, supply and demand volatility, the supply chain is growing in...

Apr 21, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Technomic's New Consumer Narrative Reveals Untold Consumer Stories for Chain Restaurant Success

 Technomic's Consumer Narrative offers a complete look at a chain restaurant brand's most valuable asset: its customers. Identifying key...

Apr 16, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Seafood and vegetarian fare provide better-for-you alternatives and minimize the veto vote

Three-fifths (62 percent) of general-population consumers say they consume meals without beef, pork, chicken or turkey at least once a week....

Apr 09, 2015, 11:15 ET
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Wine in Restaurants and Bars Challenged by Myriad Brands but Consumers are More Engaged

Slow growth is the outlook for wine sales in restaurants and bars in 2015, although venues that sharpen their selections and price strategies...

Apr 02, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Smaller portions, 'value' cuts and flavor innovation can help drive sales amid rising beef/pork prices

Most consumers who eat beef (91 percent) and pork (66 percent) do so as a center-of-the-plate option at least once a week. However, a sharpened...

Mar 23, 2015, 11:15 ET
Technomic's 2015 Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report

Bigger not necessarily better for restaurants, finds Technomic

The 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States accelerated their cumulative sales growth in 2014 to a 4 percent increase, totaling an...

Mar 10, 2015, 11:10 ET
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2015 Consumer Foodservice Landscape: Technomic's Consumer4Sight Group Provides an In-Depth View

Technomic's New Consumer4Sight Group gathered data points from 81,870 consumer foodservice occasions over one full year to reveal a look ahead at...