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Technomic Releases 5 Key Consumer Trends for 2017

Chicago, Ill., January 18, 2017 PRNewswire — Technomic has identified five themes that will define consumer foodservice behavior this year, and presented them at Technomic’s annual Consumer Insights Planning Program meeting, January 11-12, 2017 in Newport Beach, California. A comprehensive …

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Food Culture Infographic – Hartman Group

The Hartman Group has put out a great infographic that explains how the culture of food is being shaped. Consumer interests are changing how restaurants approach their menus, create new dishes and even source their food. Click on image to …

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Technomic 2016 Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report Infographic

The 2016 Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report finds that fast-casual boom is still going. Take a look at Technomic’s infographic for other key highlights. Click here to view the full press release. Click on image to download a PDF …

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NRA – 2016 Restaurant Industry Pocket Factbook

An overview of the National Restaurant Association’s projected expectations for the restaurant industry in 2016. Click on image to download PDF

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Technomic’s Take: 2016 Food Trends

CHICAGO, October 26, 2015, PRNewswire — The U.S. restaurant industry is evolving in profound ways, according to Technomic. The nation’s leading food research and consulting firm lays out 10 trends that may prove transformational in 2016, ranging from menu tweaks …

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Technomic 2015 Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report Infographic

The 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States accelerated their cumulative sales growth in 2014 to a 4 percent increase, totaling an estimated $274.4 billion. But some of the biggest brands among them, namely Subway and McDonald’s, lost ground to focused-menu competitors and emerging fast-casual chains and reported overall sales decreases for the year.

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Technomic: Consumer Food Trends – February 2015

Full-service restaurants or FSRs—particularly family-style and traditional casual-dining concepts—are struggling to maintain positive sales growth and bounce back from the losses they incurred during the Great Recession. But that’s made more difficult by the shrinking of this segment’s middle-class customer base…

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US Economy Showed Increased Resilience in 2014

“In 2014, US economy kept healing from recession with help from jobs, stocks and cheaper oil…Consumers, businesses and investors, after enduring a brutal winter, showed renewed vigor as the year wore on and set the United States apart from much …

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NRA – 2014 Restaurant Industry Pocket Factbook

From National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Industry Employment, Sales Projection, Growth of Share of the Food Dollar and more!

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Technomic Viewpoint – Pay Attention to Gen Z

“Gen Z, Gen Next, Gen Tech, Post-Millennials. Regardless of whatyou call them, and of the larger societal factors that will ultimately determine how we classify this generation, they are next.”

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