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Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

5 chains with the most improved consumer satisfaction

Which brands have shown the most progress in consumer satisfaction scores in the last year?

Consumer Trends

3 ways young consumers will change restaurants’ booze business

Consumers between the ages of 21 and 34 are transforming the alcoholic beverage market at restaurants and bars. The new On-Premise Intelligence Report from Technomic and the Beverage Marketing Corp. shows how.

Here are four ways consumers are currently seeking discounts when dining out.

Every business, regardless of size, should acknowledge its responsibility to the community as a whole. By doing so, you also attract the more socially conscious customer. According to American Express Market Brief, restaurant patrons are most concerned about working conditions and wages for employees and environmental issues.

With the economic slump continuing and the already vast selection of beers, wines and liquors on the market growing in size and scope, it is no wonder that a recent Gallup poll indicates that the rate of alcohol consumption among Americans is at a 25-year high.

The Latino cuisine market is still seeing double-digit growth, garnered by the rapidly expanding Hispanic population in the United Sates as well as increased interest by non-Latino fans of the food.

The area’s freakish weather contributed to a 4.4 percent year-over-year decline in sales and a 5.9 percent drop in traffic for restaurants open at least a year.

A roundup of developments affecting franchisees and franchisors.

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