We are pleased to introduce our thought-leadership newsletter, Technomic’s Take. Within this informational series, discover the opinions of Technomic experts as it relates to varying hot-button foodservice industry issues, including in-depth commentary and an outlook for the future.
Technomic's Take: What’s ahead for ‘grocerants’?
By Wade Hanson, Principal on May 30, 2018
Running a supermarket in today’s business environment is a challenge for even the most accomplished leadership teams. Consumer preferences are changing at a rapid pace, long-standing core product categories are in decline, deflation is an ongoing concern and the physical transformation of stores is seen as both a necessity and a tremendous strain on resources. Read more »
Technomic’s Take: 2018 Global Megatrends
By Aaron Jourden, Senior Research Manager, Global on April 6, 2018
Many corners of today’s world are going through a period of nationalism and turning inward. This is evidenced by events such as Britain’s Brexit vote or the "America First" stance of the current U.S. administration. Read more »
Technomic's Take: The Hidden Drivers Behind Natural & Organic
By Kelly Weikel, Director of Consumer Insights on January 19, 2018
It’s no secret that consumer interest in natural and organic fare has risen dramatically in recent years. Social media aggregates show that each term has increased more than 300% in consumer discussions, postings and shares since 2011. Read more »
Technomic's Take: The Real Impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the Restaurant Industry
By Sara Monnette, Vice President of Innovation on November 17, 2017
Not every day is business as usual in the restaurant industry. Operators and their suppliers understand the influence that cyclical events such as Christmas, Mother’s Day and Super Bowl Sunday have on their brands, the brands they service and the industry at large. Read more »
Technomic's Take: Beyond ‘Bubba’: Recalibrating the Conventional View of the C-Store Consumer
Technomic's Take: The Changing Face of Foodservice Purchasing
By David Henkes, Senior Principal on August 17, 2017
Independent restaurants have been central to the success of both foodservice distributors and food and beverage companies serving the industry. They are more profitable (mostly due to inefficiencies of the purchase process and pricing practices that aren’t transparent) Read more »
Technomic's Take: Five Important Questions About the Future of Amazon and Whole Foods
By Erik Thoresen, Principal on June 30, 2017
The consumer is bound to be the inevitable winner in Amazon’s recently announced deal to acquire Whole Foods. More importantly, integrating the two operations will not be easy at the outset. This new union also tells a tale of colliding missions. Read more »
Technomic's Take: What's Really Wrong with Restaurants?
By Joe Pawlak, Managing Principal on May 25, 2017
The restaurant industry is facing its most challenging environment since the Great Recession. Our recently released restaurant forecasts suggest that despite expected growth above 3% for 2017 and 2018, growth will come from menu price increases and positive menu mix shifts rather than all-important traffic gains. Read more »