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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...

Mar 03, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Smaller Portions, Healthful Options and Appealing Ambiance Could Help Drive Increased Patronage for Dinner and Late-Night Traffic, Finds Technomic

Due in part to an improved economy, consumers are up for treating themselves to dinner more often. Today, 64 percent of consumers purchase dinner...

Feb 19, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Food Fusions and Cuban Cuisine Heat Up Noncommerical Foodservice, Finds Technomic

 Flavor is central to today's noncommercial menus, according to Technomic's Noncommercial Insights, an overview of the segment using...

Feb 12, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Spirits, Wine and Beer See the Rise of Smaller Brands and Categories, finds Technomic

 Smaller brands and categories are outpacing and in some cases taking share from the more well-established in the alcohol industry,...

Feb 02, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Struggling full-service chains must revitalize their image, Technomic finds

According to Technomic's Future of FSR: Family & Casual Dining Consumer Trend Report, family and traditional casual-dining restaurant visits...

Jan 14, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Technomic Launches Consumer4Sight, a Research Platform Designed to Get Inside the Minds of Today's Foodservice Consumer

Technomic, the leading research and consulting firm in the foodservice industry, has launched a powerful suite of consumer research tools to...

Jan 12, 2015, 11:10 ET
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Food Taste, Flavor & Quality Most Important for C-Store Foodservice Consumers, finds Technomic

Comprising approximately 28 percent of retail foodservice and generating $11.2 billion in sales, proprietary convenience-store foodservice has...

Jan 08, 2015, 10:10 ET
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Technomic Announces 2015 Consumers' Choice Awards For Chain Restaurants

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