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Feb 23, 2017, 10:05 ET While burgers still reign, nontraditional dayparts and ingredients propel the sandwich category forward

Findings from Technomic Inc.'s "Foodservice Prepared Sandwich Category" study show that sandwiches, burgers and other handheld items account for...


Feb 08, 2017, 09:09 ET Desserts Continue to Hit Operators' Sweet Spot

The revival of Southern-inspired treats such as Mississippi mud pie, Kentucky butter cake and fruit cobbler is just one of many leading dessert...


Jan 24, 2017, 10:40 ET Expect Big Shifts In The Way Consumers Source Meals

The U.S. consumer has more choices when it comes to ordering meals due to the emergence of two food sourcing platforms—meal kits and 3rd party...


Jan 18, 2017, 09:12 ET Technomic Releases 5 Key Consumer Trends for 2017

Technomic has identified five themes that will define consumer foodservice behavior this year, and presented them at Technomic's annual Consumer...


Jan 04, 2017, 09:36 ET Cutting-edge ingredients will drive sandwich innovation

Technomic has been tracking trending flavors for quite some time now, watching as they evolve from the introductory stage into a menu mainstay. As...


Dec 14, 2016, 09:02 ET Understand the Impact of Natural and Organic Labels in the Foodservice Industry

Natural and organic labels, which have long been present on food and beverages in the grocery channel, are increasingly popping up on...


Dec 13, 2016, 09:03 ET Technomic Announces 2017 Consumers' Choice Awards for Chain Restaurants

As part of our comprehensive Consumer Brand Metrics program, Technomic asks consumers to rate more than 120 leading U.S. restaurant chains on 60+...


Nov 29, 2016, 09:07 ET Technomic Trims Restaurant Industry Growth Expectations Moving into 2017

As consumer traffic declines, it appears that both 2016 and 2017 will not be as positive as first anticipated based on Technomic's restaurant...


Sep 01, 2016, 09:07 ET Technomic Sheds Light on why Coffee's Future is Bright

Coffee has recently seen a renaissance, both through its renewed popularity among younger consumers, as well as through exciting innovations within...


Aug 30, 2016, 09:07 ET Technomic Anticipates Modest Growth of Alcohol Sales in Bars, Restaurants

 In evaluating its forecasted growth expectations for beverage alcohol sales at the nation's bars and restaurants, Technomic...


Aug 16, 2016, 11:07 ET Technomic provides total food industry channel coverage

Technomic's new 2016/17 U.S. Food Industry Universe analysis provides coverage of all channels of the $1.74 trillion U.S. food industry, including...


Jul 11, 2016, 09:00 ET Keeping your prices on point

As minimum wages increase across the country and the labor pool tightens, restaurant operators are faced with the challenge of finding ways to...


Jun 14, 2016, 11:13 ET Convenience store design impacts consumer perceptions and purchases of foodservice items

Store design plays a crucial role in attracting customers and driving foodservice sales in convenience stores, according to the recently-released...


Apr 29, 2016, 09:00 ET Final Top 500 Results Point to Limited-Service Segment as Big Winner

 Finalized numbers for Technomic Inc.'s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report are in and the message is clear: Limited-service chains are in...


Apr 28, 2016, 09:00 ET Consumers increasingly vary their sandwich orders at restaurants

Consumers eat an average of 3.7 sandwiches per week, which has remained stable over the past few years. However, consumers are now eating a wider...


Feb 02, 2016, 09:00 ET Study Reviews Accelerating Sophistication of Supermarket Fresh Prepared Foods

 Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Technomic today released results of a survey detailing the sophistication of supermarket fresh prepared...


Jan 14, 2016, 15:00 ET Technomic Announces 2016 Consumers' Choice Awards for Chain Restaurants

 As part of its comprehensive Consumer Brand Metrics program, Technomic asked consumers to rate more than 120 leading U.S. restaurant chains on...


Jan 05, 2016, 11:00 ET Understanding Fresh Food Subscription Study

What is one of the largest shifts in consumer food sourcing? According to the Understanding Fresh Food Subscription study just released by...


Dec 30, 2015, 15:57 ET Technomic Supports Efforts to End Child Hunger

 Child hunger in this country is a very real and significant problem. One in 5 U.S. children struggles...


Nov 24, 2015, 00:49 ET Adult Beverage Report Reveals Themes and Opportunities for On-Premise Operators to Capitalize on Emerging Trends

 Technomic Inc.'s recently released 2015 BarTAB Report forecasts 2016 on-premise total adult beverage volumes to remain flat, yet anticipates...


Nov 10, 2015, 16:49 ET Darren Tristano Appointed President of Technomic

 Winsight, LLC ("Winsight"), a business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and...


Nov 03, 2015, 11:15 ET Foodservice Flavor Lifecycle Accelerates as Ingredient Variety Explodes

 Forty percent of consumers say they are more willing to visit a restaurant that offers new and/or innovative flavors, according to the new...


Oct 26, 2015, 11:21 ET Technomic's Take: 2016 Food Trends

 The U.S. restaurant industry is evolving in profound ways, according to Technomic. The nation's leading food research and consulting firm lays...


Oct 21, 2015, 11:15 ET Innovative Desserts Can Boost Check Averages and Drive Off-Peak Traffic

 Consumers love dessert: 63 percent indulge at least once a week. While most customers tend to favor standard sweets like cookies, cakes and...


Oct 13, 2015, 11:10 ET What's Next in Spicy Foods on Technomic's Flavor Lifecycle

 It's no secret that spicy is an incendiary menu flavor right now. Technomic's Flavor Lifecycle, which tracks flavors on their journey from...