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Seasons 52

Consumer Trends

7 aha’s from Technomic’s consumer-trends thinkfest

Trying to profile that vexing beast known as the customer isn’t easy. A look at the dynamics suggests it’s only getting tougher.

Financing

2015 Top 100 Independents in New York

Tourism continues to rule the Top 100 Independent Restaurants. Not surprisingly, New York City is home to the most restaurants in the ranking. 33 of the Top 100 restaurants are located in the Big Apple.

The former Del Frisco’s COO will oversee the growth of Barcelona Wine Bar and the Bartaco taqueria concept.

Icing has kept East Coast fishermen from harvesting at their usual levels.

The 100 or so chain executives attending Chicago researcher Technomic’s 2015 Consumer Insights and Planning Program this January learned how the perplexing consumer is evolving under such influences as a tepid economy and rapid-fire technical advances. Some revelations had pens scratching across notepads in a frenzy, including these.

The 100 or so chain executives attending Chicago researcher Technomic’s 2015 Consumer Insights and Planning Program this January learned how the perplexing consumer is evolving under such influences as a tepid economy and rapid-fire technical advances. Some revelations had pens scratching across notepads in a frenzy, including these.

New research shows which brands restaurant-goers favor in five categories.

Technomic has announced the winners of its 2015 Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards, which are based on consumer assessments delivered through the research and consulting firm’s ongoing Consumer Brand Metrics study.

Olive Garden is suspending its renovation program, a key part of the brand’s turnaround plan, to gauge the return on investment over a longer timeframe, parent company Darden Restaurants told investors yesterday.

A layer of field management and several key execs are gone, along with such travel privileges as use of corporate planes.

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