Winsight, LLC ("Winsight"), formerly CSP Business Media, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced today that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.
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.
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.
Technomic finds the Nation’s Top 400 Franchise Operators Outpace Restaurant Industry, Including Their Parent Franchisors
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.
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