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Technomic celebrates the success of January FSPP meeting ‘The Power of Change’

The event featured prominent speakers from Sysco and Taco Bell, reaching record-breaking attendance numbers

CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2018: Technomic’s Foodservice Planning Program (FSPP) celebrated its 47th anniversary in style by welcoming a record number of attendees to its January conference, “The Power of Change,” in Newport Beach, Calif., Jan. 8-10.

Attendees enjoyed two days of dynamic sessions featuring unique, supplier-focused research covering everything from menu development to critical issues facing foodservice manufacturers into the year 2022. FSPP members can now view the presentations from the conference online via Ignite.

During the conference, Technomic revealed exclusive industry projections broken down by segment. Some of the most noteworthy findings included a 3.6% growth for the industry in 2018 with segments such as fast casual, senior living and supermarket foodservice all forecasted for more than 6% growth.

Many expert speakers were also featured. Complementing Technomic’s expertise in foodservice were two key leaders in the industry: Taco Bell’s chief food innovation officer, Liz Matthews, and senior vice president of merchandising at Sysco, Brian Todd. Matthews covered Taco Bell’s uniquely innovative menu item development process. Todd’s focus was on Sysco’s outlook on the future of distribution along with how the company plans to navigate partnerships over the next five years.

Technomic’s Foodservice Planning Program offers two additional meetings in 2018, both taking place in Chicago:

  • May Forecast and Outlook – May 21 at the Willis Tower
  • June Member Meeting – June 19-20 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Membership to Technomic’s Foodservice Planning Program offers registration access to these on-site events along with custom studies and reports, newsletters, and more. For more information on the program, visit or contact one of the individuals listed below.

Press inquiries and program details: Bernadette Noone, (312) 506-3853, or
Purchasing details: Patrick Noone, (312) 506-3852, or

About Technomic
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

About Winsight, LLC
Winsight LLC is a recognized leader in business-to-business media and information services for the convenience-retailing, foodservice and grocery industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio, including five publications: CSP, Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, Convenience Store Products and Winsight Grocery Business. Winsight also offers a suite of digital products, including websites, e-newsletters, webinars, video products, mobile and tablet apps, and custom marketing solutions. In addition to more than 12 major EduNetworking conferences and advisory meetings, Winsight also produces seven exclusive, large-scale executive-level conferences: Restaurant Leadership Conference, Global Restaurant Leadership Conference, Outlook Leadership Conference, Convenience Retailing University, FSTEC, MenuDirections and Restaurant Directions. In 2015, Winsight acquired Technomic Inc., a provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services for the food industry. For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to

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