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Mar 30, 2016, 10:00 ET Snacking definitions and attitudes continue to shift

 Snacking consumption has been steadily growing over the past several years, but has accelerated since 2014; 83% of consumers in 2016 vs. 76%...


Jan 11, 2016, 11:00 ET Breakfast foods will further proliferate to new dayparts and mealparts

 Despite the fact that breakfast continues to be the most skipped meal of the day, breakfast has been a bright spot in the industry in recent...


Nov 09, 2015, 11:10 ET Profitable Franchisees Propel Fastest-Growing Restaurant Brands

Restaurant chains aiming to expand their national footprints even more through franchising should continually focus on the unit economics within...


Nov 05, 2015, 11:10 ET Technomic's Consumer 4Sight Group Takes a Deep Dive into Gen Z Foodservice Usage Patterns

The next generation of American consumers is ethnically diverse, tech-savvy and on the move. Technomic's Special Topics Study, GEN Z: Decoding the...


Oct 27, 2015, 11:10 ET Challenged by Per Capita Consumption, Beer Industry Realizes Nominal Growth

 Beer remains the most frequently consumed alcohol type and the largest adult beverage industry, but is challenged by ongoing declines in per...


Oct 08, 2015, 11:10 ET Small Plates Will Continue to Rise in Popularity, Replacing Traditional Mealparts

 Though some foodservice consumers still view the left side of the menu (LSM)—particularly starters, small plates and sides—as...


Jul 30, 2015, 11:10 ET Employers Encouraging Healthy Menu Choices, Finds Technomic's MenuMonitor

 Employers are taking steps to emphasize healthy lunch options on-premise, according to Technomic's MenuMonitor. On-campus menus are featuring...


Jul 23, 2015, 11:15 ET College & University Foodservice: Off-Campus Demand Fuels On-Campus Innovation

More likely than the overall population to start their day later, snack between meals, try unique cuisines and prioritize environmental and social...


Jul 20, 2015, 11:10 ET Technomic Names Sara Monnette Vice President

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


Jul 16, 2015, 11:15 ET The Growing U.S. Hispanic Population Increasingly Relies on Foodservice

By 2060, Hispanics are expected to make up nearly 30 percent of the total U.S. population. As this demographic grows, so too will its impact on the...


Jun 24, 2015, 11:15 ET 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 17, 2015, 10:15 ET 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 02, 2015, 11:10 ET 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 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 04, 2015, 11:10 ET 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 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 21, 2015, 14:15 ET 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 16, 2015, 11:10 ET 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 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 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 03, 2015, 11:10 ET 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 02, 2015, 11:10 ET 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 12, 2015, 11:10 ET 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 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 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...