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Darren Tristano Appointed President of Technomic

Winsight, LLC (“Winsight”), a business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced today that it has appointed Darren Tristano as President of Technomic. Winsight acquired Technomic, a provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry, in August.  Tristano joined Technomic in 1994 […]

Technomic Spotlights Five Food Trends for Canada’s Restaurant Industry in 2016

Heading into 2016, what’s on the horizon for the Canadian foodservice industry? Leading food research and consulting firm Technomic sees these buzzworthy food and restaurant trends making a big impact in the coming year: Trend #1—Oktoberfest all year. Canadian diners are now embracing the food and drink of the Bavarian fall festival year round. There’s […]

Technomic Tube Vlog Reveals Generational Foodservice Preferences

Because consumers of all ages visit foodservice venues daily, having a solid understanding of how generational preferences differ is essential for success in today’s competitive market. To help industry leaders stay abreast of how each generation views and approaches foodservice, Technomic has created a new video blog series on its YouTube channel, dubbed “Technomic Tube.” […]

Consumers Increasingly Want to Know What’s in Their Food, Reveals New Technomic Study

Today’s healthy food tells a story, and consumers want to hear it. Recent research by Technomic shows that most consumers want restaurants to be more transparent about menu-item ingredients. Further, two in five consumers cite a rising concern over food additives. Because of this growing concern, health claims that convey wholesome, pure ingredients resonate strongly. […]

Bar and restaurant alcohol sales to show modest growth in 2015, finds Technomic

Beer and bars struggle, but premiumization and price increases spark dollar growth Drink sales in bars and restaurants are projected to grow modestly in 2015, according to Technomic’s expectations for the on-premise alcohol industry. Conditions at major chain restaurants that serve alcohol are slowly improving, and greater consumer confidence will lead to a more positive […]

Technomic Finds Consumers Feeling More Flush This Black Friday

As the nation moves into the all-important year-end holiday season, Americans are feeling more comfortable about their own finances than they have in years. That’s according to new research from Technomic Inc. and American Express, which finds that 42% of respondents in a poll of 500 nationally representative consumers see themselves as “living comfortably” or […]

Turf Wars: For Bakery and Coffee Cafes, Growth Means Capitalizing on the Others’ Strengths, says Technomic

While bakery and coffee cafes have much in common, consumers have distinct preferences toward one over the other for certain types of visits. For example, bakery cafés have a stronghold on midday occasions, whereas coffee cafés win with breakfast and beverage occasions. As a result, bakery cafés are hoping to boost traffic by strengthening their […]

Technomic Spots Five 2015 Food Trends for Canadian Restaurants

What’s ahead for the Canadian foodservice industry? Leading food research and consulting firm Technomic sees these transformative food and restaurant trends playing a key role in the coming year: Trend 1. Menu Boards Slim Down We know that consumers today want variety and customization when dining out. But there’s a separate and developing movement towards […]

Technomic’s Take on 2015 U.K. Food and Restaurant Trends

What’s ahead for the U.K. foodservice industry? After weighing in on the top emerging trends in the U.S., leading food research and consulting firm Technomic shifted its gaze to the U.K. market and sees these transformative food and restaurant trends for the coming year: Trend 1. Alternative Diet Focus The forthcoming allergen labelling requirements will […]

Technomic’s Take: 2015 Food Trends

The restaurant industry is evolving faster than ever, according to leading food research and consulting firm Technomic. Technology, consumer and menu trends are all revolutionizing foodservice. Technomic lays out 10 trends that its consultants and experts believe may be transformative in 2015. Predictions are based on Technomic research including consumer and operator surveys and site […]