Top 100 U.K. chain restaurants continue to increase sales and units
The 100 largest U.K. restaurant chains recorded a 6 percent annual sales increase in 2014, compared to 6.4 percent the prior year. According to data released by Technomic Inc. in its annual reporting on the top U.K. restaurant chains, the number of units grew by more than 4.3 percent in 2014, compared to unit growth of 4 percent the previous year.
Competition escalates as quick-service restaurants fight to steal share from bakery and coffee cafés
Though bakery and coffee cafés face fierce competition from quick-service restaurants aiming to steal share, Technomic’s Canadian Bakery & Coffee Café Consumer Trend Report reveals that cafés will continue to thrive as they meet consumers’ demands for affordability and convenience while still providing quality.
Wine industry growth slows as competition heats up, finds Technomic
Brands and suppliers vie for share of increasingly fragmented wine market
Rising beef prices driving burger industry innovation
With the majority of consumers eating burgers at least weekly (57 percent), the popular entrée remains a staple of the American diet. Amid recent hurdles of rising beef prices and negative health perceptions, Technomic’s Burger Consumer Trend Report outlines key areas of opportunity relating to innovations that improve health and quality perceptions while maintaining a strong value proposition.
Biggest foodservice franchise companies get bigger, accelerate sales and unit growth
Technomic finds the Nation’s Top 400 Franchise Operators Outpace Restaurant Industry, Including Their Parent Franchisors
The future of the foodservice supply chain
Technomic and Deloitte Advisory research assesses what’s next in supply-chain logistics.
Employers encouraging healthy menu choices, finds Technomic's MenuMonitor
Employers are taking steps to emphasize healthy lunch options on-premise, according to Technomic's MenuMonitor. On-campus menus are featuring more salads – 65 percent more than last year – while heartier, indulgent fare like Mexican and pizza saw declines.
Technomic finds strategic implications of continued GPO growth for foodservice operators, distributors & manufacturers
The 2015 GPO Assessment and Outlook Update report, is available from Technomic Inc., with key insights from operators, distributors, manufacturers and GPOs.
Technomic decodes foodservice consumers with Eater Archetypes
EAT Segments Key to Unlocking New Growth for Brands
Seafood, vegetarian & vegan options provide healthy alternatives and minimize the Veto Vote, Technomic finds
While chicken still holds its status as the centre-of-plate star for both consumers and operators, demands are shifting. More consumers are looking past poultry to seafood, vegetarian and vegan options. Utilizing proprietary intelligence and exclusive consumer data, Technomic's Canadian Centre of the Plate Consumer Trend Report identifies and analyzes menu and consumer trends impacting the foodservice industry today.