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When consumers exhibit courage — I am inspired. When corporations stretch their technological boundaries — I rejoice. When a single voice is heard above the din of the background — I close my eyes, exhale, and relax into a moment …
Restaurant industry still in the gluten-free honeymoon phaseThe FDA's official definition of "gluten-free," first released in August, was a turning point for the fast-growing diet. That's when it went from a fad to a foodservice industry trend, according to Betsy Craig, founder/CEO of MenuTrinfo LLC and …
Using technology to reach MillennialsA key finding of our first Millennial study was the mantra, "Useful is the new cool." In our follow up study, "Millennials as New Parents: The Rise of a New American Pragmatism," this mantra still applies, but with Millennial parents there's a new …
To keep up with the blurring distinctions between restaurants and retailers, Technomic has expanded its online Consumer Brand Metrics tracking tool to include ongoing consumer assessments and performance ratings for more than 40 retail chains. …
March delivered good news for the restaurant industry once the crippling effect of an unusually cold winter ended. Same-store sales growth was 0.7 percent for March, a strong 1.4 percent improvement from the -0.7 percent reported for February and …
According to new research from Mintel Menu Insights, the use of "organic" on restaurant menus has declined by 28 percent from 2010 to 2013. Organic continues to be the leading ethical claim on menus, however. "The reality is that organic foods are …
Stop that tweet! Millennials just like everyone else Last week, AdWeek reported nothing new. No, the respected publication didn't merge with The Onion, creating a satirical take on the billion-dollar advertising industry – though media mergers are something we PR folks treat like a car crash …
U.S. fine dining traffic declined by double-digits during the recession but visits have rebounded since, driven by the segment's evolution. According to The NPD Group, fine dining establishments have tweaked some characteristics to meet consumer …
More than six years after the start of the Great Recession, the number of private sector jobs finally surpassed its pre-recession peak in March, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The private sector added a net 192,…
Nikki Baird to give keynote on privacy at CONNECT summitNetworld Media Group announced today that Nikki Baird, managing partner with Retail Systems Research (RSR), has joined the speaker roster for its 2014 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, which will convene on August 18–20 this year in Chicago. "…
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