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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...

Aug 04, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Fact vs. Fiction: Technomic reveals the real craft beer and cider trends in restaurants and bars

 Craft beer and hard cider are on the fast track in restaurants and bars today, but Technomic's recently completed On-Premise Craft Beer &...

Jul 28, 2014, 09:15 ET
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Quality Is Increasingly Important for Sandwiches, Reveals New Technomic Canadian Study

 Sandwich consumption is strong in Canada. Today's consumers report eating an average of 3.3 sandwiches per week, and 35 percent of consumers...

Jul 24, 2014, 11:10 ET
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New Consumer Study from Technomic Reveals Emerging Generational Preferences and Opportunities in Foodservice

Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers total about 74 percent of the U.S. population—and make up the bulk of today's...

Jul 10, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Table Wine Competition Heats Up while Sparkling Wine Surges, finds Technomic

 The pace of expansion in the wine industry may be slowing, but competition is heating up in the largest category – domestic table wine...

Jul 08, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Restaurant Loyalty Varies By Generation, finds Technomic

 Repeat patronage is critical to most foodservice operators' success. However, guests' intent to return and their reasons for doing so vary...

Jul 02, 2014, 11:10 ET
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At Midyear, Technomic Sees Six Trends Emerging

 Technomic, the nation's leading foodservice research and consulting firm, has identified trends emerging for the second half of 2014,...

Jun 23, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Technomic Updates Industry Forecast Due to Declining First-Quarter Restaurant Sales

 Following lackluster first quarter results, largely weather-related, Technomic estimates 3 percent industry growth for 2014, a downward...

Jun 16, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Limited-Service Restaurants Must Evolve to Compete in a Take-Share Market, Reveals New Technomic Study

 Even though the restaurant industry sees distinctions between fast-food and fast-casual concepts—two different types of limited-service...

Jun 13, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Technomic Restaurant Trends & Directions Conference Provides Actionable Insights to Build Your Brand

 Technomic is pleased to present the 13th annual Restaurant Trends & Directions Conference, an event focused on how restaurants can...

Jun 05, 2014, 11:15 ET
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Father's Day is Prime Time for Whiskey, finds Technomic

With Father's Day around the corner, whiskey could easily top the list as consumers search for the perfect gift for Dad.  Technomic is...

Jun 03, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Technomic's Distributor Intelligence Report Hits 100th Issue Milestone

 Since May of 2005, Technomic's Distributor Intelligence Report (DI Report) has delivered exclusive topical research and insights into the...

Jun 03, 2014, 09:15 ET
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Canadian Consumers' Top-Rated Restaurants Receive Awards from Technomic

Technomic's 2014 Canadian Consumers' Choice Award winners have been announced. Selected by consumers, this award recognizes these leading chains...