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Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

3 summer travel trends to plan for

Here are a few important predictions for how, when and where people will spend their vacation dollars.

Consumer Trends

Technomic forecasts the Top 10 menu trends of 2016

With 2015 coming to a close, Technomic has identified the 10 trends likely to shape menus next year. Here is what the Chicago researcher has identified.

Some new and soon-to-open spots that caught our attention.

Here's a look behavioral shifts that may impact restaurants this year.

Three-quarters of Hispanic diners order food from restaurants at least once a week, compared to two-thirds of consumers overall. Read on to find out about the changing preferences of this growing demographic, a topic that will get a deeper dive at our Restaurant Trends & Directions Conference in Chicago this July.

The recent ranking, compiled by Grubhub and financial site GOBankingRates, features mostly college towns.

See which brand beat Denny’s, Applebee’s and others in a new ranking of full-service concepts by the strength of their customer following.

Data from Technomic’s updated Takeout & Off-Premise Dining Consumer Trend Report shows that younger consumers are creating a market conducive to the delivery-only business model.

Although the industry is slowly showing improvements after being hard hit by the recession, there remains cause for concern. According to NPD, a leading market research company, restaurants are expected to grow by only 1 percent a year while the country’s population will grow by 1.1 percent per year over the next decade.

Purchasers of gourmet food products may make some concessions to stay within budget, but they are not wiling to compromise on sophisticated taste—they are merely finding more wallet-friendly ways to indulge. That was the major finding reported in Packaged Facts’ Gourmet, Specialty and Premium Foods, Beverages and Consumer Trends in the U.S., 8th Edition.

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