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Mar 23, 2015, 11:15 ET Bigger not necessarily better for restaurants, finds Technomic

The 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States accelerated their cumulative sales growth in 2014 to a 4 percent increase, totaling an...


Mar 10, 2015, 11:10 ET 2015 Consumer Foodservice Landscape: Technomic's Consumer4Sight Group Provides an In-Depth View

Technomic's New Consumer4Sight Group gathered data points from 81,870 consumer foodservice occasions over one full year to reveal a look ahead at the ...


Feb 19, 2015, 11:10 ET Food Fusions and Cuban Cuisine Heat Up Noncommerical Foodservice, Finds Technomic

Flavor is central to today's noncommercial menus, according to Technomic's Noncommercial Insights, an overview of the segment using Technomic's...


Feb 12, 2015, 11:10 ET Spirits, Wine and Beer See the Rise of Smaller Brands and Categories, finds Technomic

Smaller brands and categories are outpacing and in some cases taking share from the more well-established in the alcohol industry, according to...


Jan 14, 2015, 11:10 ET 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...


Dec 04, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 industry....


Nov 26, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 have in ...


Nov 19, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 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 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 traditional...


Oct 29, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 research and...


Oct 20, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 menu ...


Oct 14, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 spirits, wine...


Sep 15, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 to...


Sep 10, 2014, 09:15 ET 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, fast-casual...


Jul 28, 2014, 09:15 ET 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 say they ...


Jul 24, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 foodservice...


Jul 08, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 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, including hot...


Jun 16, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 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 capitalize on...


Jun 03, 2014, 11:10 ET 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 foodservice ...


May 29, 2014, 09:15 ET Ambiance influences guest satisfaction at Canadian restaurants, finds Technomic

Quality, service, convenience and value are the cornerstones of a positive restaurant dining experience, but a recent white paper incorporating...


May 19, 2014, 11:10 ET Quality is increasingly important to the sandwich category, reveals new Technomic study

Sandwich consumption is high; on average, consumers eat more than three sandwiches per week. However, 54 percent of consumers (up from 51 percent two ...


May 15, 2014, 09:15 ET Technomic and Kostuch Media Present the Canadian Trends & Directions Conference

Technomic, in partnership with the Kostuch Media, is pleased to present the Canadian Trends & Directions conference, an industry event focused on...