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Hispanic Consumers Article
Targeting Hispanic Consumers    March 17, 2014

The Hispanic population will fuel the vast majority of the population growth through 2020. Therefore, it’s becoming increasingly important for restaurants to connect with this valuable consumer to drive profits.More>>

Cocktail Menu
Prioritizing Price   March 17, 2014

The majority of consumers (87%) rank food and beverage as the first or second most important attribute creating value in a full-service restaurant experience. More>>

Causal Dining Article
Restaurant Traffic Down: Do Consumers Plan to Hold Back?   March 17, 2014

Two recent studies report restaurant traffic was hard hit by winter weather, and consumers not planning to spend as much going forward, either.More>>

GuestMetrics News
GuestMetrics and Restaurant Sciences merge forming GuestSciences   February 24, 2014

GuestMetrics, LLC and Restaurant Sciences, LLC are pleased to announce they are merging to form one company called GuestSciences. GuestSciences will have its headquarters based in Stamford, CT, with Bill Pecoriello as its Chief Executive Officer.More>>

New Product Graphic
Innovation On Parade   February 17, 2014

Nearly 220 new wines and more than 320 new spirits products came onto the market in 2013, according to the New Product Tracker on Technomic’s DRINK online database. While fewer wine introductions occurred 2013 as compared to 2012, the rate of spirits product roll-outs is on par with the prior...More>>

Millennials Article
Chains Lose Traction And Millennials Are To Blame   February 17, 2014

Full service restaurants have shown no growth since the start of the recession. Though the recession is officially over, Americans continue to limit their restaurant spending. Warren Solochek of the NPD Group shares some key insights with us.More>>

Spirits Article
Spirits Sales Go Even Higher In 2013   February 17, 2014

Bourbon and Tennessee whiskies, and tequila lead the way, according to the annual Distilled Spirits Council report.More>>

Wine
Wine Sales Expected To Grow For Now   January 20, 2014

But when Boomers slow down, look out. Silicon Valley Bank surveyed hundreds of West Coast wineries for their annual report, which says sales growth will boom in the next five years.More>>

Sales Growth
Restaurant Sales Expected To Grow But Consumers Still Wary   January 20, 2014

In his latest commentary, the National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy projected restaurant sales growth to post its fifth consecutive year of real sales growth in 2014, driven by an improving economy and elevated levels of pent-up demand.More>>

McCormick & Schmicks Cocktails Article
Did Spirits Have A Challenging Year?   January 20, 2014

Research firm GuestMetrics reports something you may already know: volume is slowing down. Plus, is tipping on the way out?More>>



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