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Apr 17, 2017, 10:23 ET Conference findings to be presented by Technomic on emerging consumer direct channel

Technomic's recent Consumer Direct Conference and the soon-to-be-released study have provided new insights on ways consumers are sourcing meals in...


Mar 30, 2017, 09:57 ET Initial Technomic study findings show slowing restaurant sales and unit growth in 2016

CHICAGO, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/-- Coming off a strong performance in 2015, Technomic's Top 500 chain restaurants experienced a deceleration in...


Mar 16, 2017, 10:09 ET Salad Dressings Show Potential to Boost Category Volume

Avocado, jalapeno, acai, ginger and miso are some of the standout dressing flavors operators are purchasing to spotlight on restaurant menus....


Mar 09, 2017, 09:10 ET Non-Dairy Creamers Stir Up Manufacturer Sales

As more operators look for ways to address their guests' dietary needs, manufacturers are seeing a growing demand for dairy-free creamers made with...


Mar 02, 2017, 10:34 ET Spices and Seasonings Volume Rises as Menus Go Global

A more diverse, globally inspired selection of seasonings and spices is helping restaurant operators play up proteins and add heat to the menu....


Feb 23, 2017, 09:05 ET While burgers still reign, nontraditional dayparts and ingredients propel the sandwich category forward

Findings from Technomic Inc.'s "Foodservice Prepared Sandwich Category" study show that sandwiches, burgers and other handheld items account for...


Feb 08, 2017, 08:09 ET Desserts Continue to Hit Operators' Sweet Spot

The revival of Southern-inspired treats such as Mississippi mud pie, Kentucky butter cake and fruit cobbler is just one of many leading dessert...


Jan 24, 2017, 09:40 ET Expect Big Shifts In The Way Consumers Source Meals

The U.S. consumer has more choices when it comes to ordering meals due to the emergence of two food sourcing platforms—meal kits and 3rd party...


Jan 18, 2017, 08:12 ET Technomic Releases 5 Key Consumer Trends for 2017

Technomic has identified five themes that will define consumer foodservice behavior this year, and presented them at Technomic's annual Consumer...


Jan 04, 2017, 09:36 ET Cutting-edge ingredients will drive sandwich innovation

Technomic has been tracking trending flavors for quite some time now, watching as they evolve from the introductory stage into a menu mainstay. As we ...


Dec 14, 2016, 09:02 ET Understand the Impact of Natural and Organic Labels in the Foodservice Industry

Natural and organic labels, which have long been present on food and beverages in the grocery channel, are increasingly popping up on away-from-home...


Dec 13, 2016, 09:03 ET Technomic Announces 2017 Consumers' Choice Awards for Chain Restaurants

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


Nov 29, 2016, 09:07 ET Technomic Trims Restaurant Industry Growth Expectations Moving into 2017

As consumer traffic declines, it appears that both 2016 and 2017 will not be as positive as first anticipated based on Technomic's restaurant...


Sep 01, 2016, 09:07 ET Technomic Sheds Light on why Coffee's Future is Bright

Coffee has recently seen a renaissance, both through its renewed popularity among younger consumers, as well as through exciting innovations within...


Aug 30, 2016, 09:07 ET Technomic Anticipates Modest Growth of Alcohol Sales in Bars, Restaurants

In evaluating its forecasted growth expectations for beverage alcohol sales at the nation's bars and restaurants, Technomic...


Aug 16, 2016, 11:07 ET Technomic provides total food industry channel coverage

Technomic's new 2016/17 U.S. Food Industry Universe analysis provides coverage of all channels of the $1.74 trillion U.S. food industry, including...


Aug 02, 2016, 09:00 ET Why chicken concepts are coming out of the coop

Data from Technomic's Digital Resource Library shows that some of the fastest-growing limited-service chains are chicken brands. Year-over-year sales ...


Jul 11, 2016, 09:00 ET Keeping your prices on point

As minimum wages increase across the country and the labor pool tightens, restaurant operators are faced with the challenge of finding ways to offset ...


Jun 14, 2016, 11:13 ET Convenience store design impacts consumer perceptions and purchases of foodservice items

Store design plays a crucial role in attracting customers and driving foodservice sales in convenience stores, according to the recently-released...


Apr 29, 2016, 09:00 ET Final Top 500 Results Point to Limited-Service Segment as Big Winner

Finalized numbers for Technomic Inc.'s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report are in and the message is clear: Limited-service chains are in the...


Apr 28, 2016, 09:00 ET Consumers increasingly vary their sandwich orders at restaurants

Consumers eat an average of 3.7 sandwiches per week, which has remained stable over the past few years. However, consumers are now eating a wider...


Apr 13, 2016, 10:00 ET As the pizza category grows, demand is increasing for unique and better-for-you varieties

Pizza consumption is trending at its highest level in the past four years, and showing growth for pizza-focused concepts across channels. To maintain ...


Mar 28, 2016, 11:00 ET Retail Foodservice Gaining Ground in Food Fight

As the battle for share of stomach rages on, the retail foodservice industry continues to grow. An updated study released by Technomic—the 2015...


Mar 24, 2016, 04:29 ET Fast-casual boom continues, finds Technomic

The 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States accelerated their cumulative sales growth in 2015 to a 4.9% increase, totaling an estimated...


Feb 02, 2016, 09:00 ET Study Reviews Accelerating Sophistication of Supermarket Fresh Prepared Foods

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Technomic today released results of a survey detailing the sophistication of supermarket fresh prepared foods...