CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Technomic helped 300 foodservice and adult beverage professionals jump-start their business plans for the year by sharing industry-leading data and forward-thinking recommendations at a recent conference in Arizona on Jan. 7-9. Session topics included: reaching the DSR, emerging specialty segments, economic update, eatertainment success and the adult beverage consumer. The sessions focused in general on how the food and beverage industry is evolving and featured guest speakers from Dot Foods, Chipotle and Punch Bowl Social.
Key statistics were shared, such as:
- 32% of consumers are willing to pay more for food with functional benefits
- 93% of foodservice operators are highly satisfied with the performance of their DSR
- 51% of consumers surveyed say that they're familiar with food halls as a concept
- 70% of consumers are more likely to visit an eatertainment venue than a traditional casual-dining restaurant for group get-togethers
"We tried a lot of new things for this event to make it all the more worthwhile for attendees," explains Bernadette Noone, vice president of programs at Technomic. "From back-of-house kitchen tours to a session specifically welcoming our first-time attendees, members received rare hands-on experiences and were able to seamlessly network, in addition to attending sessions."
This meeting was only open to members of Technomic's Planning Programs. In addition to in-person events, membership includes access to searchable company profiles, custom studies and reports, newsletters and ongoing deliverables on the dynamic platform Ignite. For more information on the program, visit Technomic.com or contact one of the individuals listed below.
Technomic, Inc., a Winsight company, delivers a 360-degree view of the food industry. It impacts growth and profitability for clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights. Its services range from major research studies and management consulting solutions to online databases and simple fact-finding assignments. Its clients include food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants and retailers, other foodservice organizations, and various institutions aligned with the food industry. Visit Technomic at www.technomic.com.