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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+...

Dec 17, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Foodservice Chain Same Store Sales Increased 2 Percent Overall in Q3 2014, finds Technomic

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

Dec 10, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Consumers Increasingly Want to Know What's in Their Food, Reveals New Technomic Study

Today's healthy food tells a story, and consumers want to hear it. Recent research by Technomic shows that most consumers want restaurants to be...

Dec 04, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Bar and restaurant alcohol sales to show modest growth in 2015, finds Technomic

 Drink sales in bars and restaurants are projected to grow modestly in 2015, according to Technomic's expectations for the on-premise alcohol...

Nov 26, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Technomic Finds Consumers Feeling More Flush This Black Friday

 As the nation moves into the all-important year-end holiday season, Americans are feeling more comfortable about their own finances than they...

Nov 24, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Drink Up! Black Wednesday Delivers Pre-Thanksgiving Sales Bump for Leading Adult Beverage Brands, says Technomic

Thanksgiving Eve is one of the busiest nights for bars and restaurants, and Technomic foresees big sales for some fast-growing beer, wine and...

Nov 19, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Turf Wars: For Bakery and Coffee Cafes, Growth Means Capitalizing on the Others' Strengths, says Technomic

While bakery and coffee cafes have much in common, consumers have distinct preferences towards one over the other for certain types of visits. For...

Nov 17, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Technomic Forecasts Unit Increases for Top 500 Restaurant Chains in 2014

Technomic, the industry standard for restaurant data, predicts a 2.3 percent unit growth rate over 2013 among the Top 500 largest U.S. restaurant...

Nov 11, 2014, 11:10 ET
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New Technomic research identifies key challenges and opportunities for online and nontraditional food retail channels

 Consumers are changing how they shop for food and beverages. Some shifts, such as a marked increase in fresh food purchases, benefit...

Oct 29, 2014, 11:10 ET
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FMI and Technomic Forge Business Alliance on Fresh Foods

 Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the leader in fresh food insights representing the nation's food retailers, and Technomic, the leading...

Oct 20, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Technomic's Take: 2015 Food Trends

The restaurant industry is evolving faster than ever, according to leading food research and consulting firm Technomic. Technology, consumer and...

Oct 14, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Technomic Finds Women to be Influential Adult Beverage Consumers

 The majority of women in the U.S. are of legal drinking age—and they're increasingly engaged, experimental and educated consumers of...

Sep 30, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Technomic finds strong support for minimum wage hike among restaurant-goers

 In a survey of 1,000 restaurant-goers, Technomic found 83 percent support increasing the minimum wage and adjusting it annually for inflation....

Sep 22, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Healthy menus? Consumers say many chain restaurants fall short, finds Technomic

 Consumers say that many chains are missing the mark when offering healthy options on their menus, as revealed in a recent white paper using...

Sep 18, 2014, 11:10 ET
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For Beer, a "Perfect Storm" Benefits Some Brands, Threatens Others, Finds Technomic

 Changing consumer taste preferences, varied levels of cost-consciousness and competition from spirits and wine are converging to re-shape the...

Sep 15, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Innovative Beverage Options Increasingly Drive Restaurant Visits, finds Technomic

A fifth of today's consumers (21 percent, up from 16 percent in 2012) say that beverages play a very important role in deciding which restaurants...

Sep 10, 2014, 09:15 ET
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Blurred Lines: Fast-Casual Restaurants Claim Greater Share Among Limited-Service Chains, finds Technomic

 While fast-food restaurants make up 96 percent of Top 200 Canadian limited-service restaurant (LSR) sales, growing 4.4 percent in 2013,...

Aug 27, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Technomic Spots Opportunities for Restaurants to Improve Lunch-time Traffic

 Consumers regularly eat lunch away from home—a couple of days a week, on average. Operators have been focusing their efforts on gaining...