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New data from Chicago-based Technomic Inc. reveals that adult beverage programs at leading chain restaurants also enhance guest satisfaction. In a new white paper, “Adult Beverage Consumption at the Leading Restaurant Chains,” the market research firm shows how adult beverage consumption across 40 casual-dining and fast-casual restaurants serving adult beverages is associated with higher ratings of the overall experience and stronger loyalty to that restaurant.
Between 2010 and 2012, the mass merchandisers channel declined nearly 3 percent, according to data from Euromonitor International, Chicago.
Wine on tap began to catch on in the late 2000s in major metropolitan areas like New York City and San Francisco as a way for cost-conscious consumers to sample premium wines without having to purchase an entire bottle. In recent years, the popularity of wine on tap has spread inland.
Smashburger, Denver, announced that it will carry Bethesda, Md.-based Honest Tea’s fresh-brewed organic iced teas at all of its restaurants nationwide. Each Smashburger location will brew a selection of iced teas from the independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co.
Consumers’ interest in the health and wellness benefits of natural and organic food products has translated into the creation of beverages to meet these market needs.
Approximately two out of three “health and eco” consumers identify selection of healthy and organic products or produce as the most important factor when deciding where to shop regularly, according to the August 2013 “Market Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) MamboTrack Health & Natural Shopper Research & Beverage Market Industry Insight” report.
Thirty years ago, many consumers had a negative perception OF buying food at a gas station.
Following up on last year’s new standards for school meals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled its new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards that will affect food and beverages sold in vending machines and a la carte.
The foodservice industry tends to be a leading indicator of how well the economy is going to perform, says Joe Pawlak, vice president of Chicago-based Technomic Inc.
Imagine having the ability to pick up a beverage and examine it without ever touching it. Thanks to next-generation vending machines, this idea of virtual selection is becoming a reality.
SNA’s 2014 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC, formerly Child Nutrition Industry Conference) brings attendees the most current concepts and best-practice solutions to help them achieve school nutrition excellence.Read More
Understanding and responding to shifts in consumer foodservice behavior is critical to maintaining a competitive edge.Read More
The American Wholesale Marketers Association Show, a show specifically geared toward convenience distributors and their trading partners, is back in Las Vegas in 2014.Read More
The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) Show is one of the leading foodservice and hospitality events in Canada.Read More
At the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York — also known as the NY Restaurant Show — attendees will have the opportunity to network with independent restaurant owners, quick-service restaurant and quick-serve establishment operators, caterers, bakers, chefs, and others from across all segments and concepts, plus bars, nightclubs, hospitals, hotels and commercial foodservice operations.Read More
The Nightclub & Bar Show offers attendees access to a well-curated list of exhibitors with multiple opportunities to discover new products and increase profits; extensive networking opportunities; and the latest news and trends in nightlife through keynote speeches, educational workshops, and on-site tours at successful Las Vegas venues.Read More
The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) OneShow offers attendees the opportunity to meet with key players and find out what’s new in the vending, coffee service and foodservice industry.Read More
The National Leadership Conference plays a critical role in training state leaders, building strong networks and assisting leaders with membership growth.Read More
Each year SIAL China positions itself as "the event" not to be missed for professionals in the food, beverage, wine and spirits industries in China.Read More