Manufacturer Spotlight June 2007
Foodservice suppliers provide a look at products designed to make an operator’s job easier.
Technomic Finds Growing Interest in At-Home Entertaining, Catering
The findings come from Technomic's “POP: Parties Off Premise” study, a detailed evaluation of consumer catering opportunities for restaurants and food...
Whether on-premise or off, catering can be a lucrative extension of your brand. But just as with the in-restaurant dining arena, the economic downturn has changed the rules of the game. Corporate events and high-ticket expense account dining have dried up. Weddings and other social events are smaller in size and budget. Fancy and formal are out; casual, creative and flexible are in. Caterers' new marching order: Do more with less—a lot less.
Foodservice catering is gathering strength and rebounding, and the forecast looks bright through 2012. Signs of recovery began in 2010, due to aggressive expansion into the catering space by limited-service establishments, the return of business event-driven spending and a healthier consumer outlook.