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Consumer Trends

A taste for authenticity

In recent years, consumption of ethnic foods has increased—both in and out of the home—and market researcher Mintel predicts steady future growth. Global cuisines and flavors are a constant craving for Americans. However, certain factors go into creating a successful ethnic menu.

Editors' Picks: Top Developments of 2013

Looking back over the year, our editors chose these trends and developments as the most arresting of 2013.

Recent headlines spotlight restaurants that ban kids or offer discounts when they behave as they should. But Executive Editor Kelly Killian argues that good restaurants know how to serve both families and guests without kids equally well.

This week’s voting posed some opportunities for restaurants, but there’s cause for concern, too.

The National Restaurant Association hailed the passage of the Bush tax plan as a "tremendous victory" for the foodservice industry.

CINCINNATI - Frank J. Catanzaro Sons & Daughters, Inc., a century-old family-owned regional broadliner here, has again been selected to the prestigious...

In support of this, said Steve Spinner, president, the company's previously designated Broadline division has ceased to exist as a distinct unit and its...

This highly anticipated event, which celebrates the best and the brightest in the restaurant and foodservice industry by spotlighting esteemed leadership and...

Yes, customer habits are changing. But some operators are changing along with them—and reaping rewards.

According to LoJack, a provider of wireless tracking and recovery systems for mobile assets, “Cargo theft is a serious, ongoing problem that is very...

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