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2014-03-24 12:26:18

Annual Top 500 report provides key industry update and market share by menu category CHICAGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a 3.5 percent annual sales increase in 2013, a significant decline from 4.9 percent the prior year. According to data released today by Technomic, Inc. in its annual reporting on the top U.S. restaurant organizations, the foodservice consultancy found that U.S. systemwide sales for the Top 500 chains grew to an...

2014-03-20 23:02:51

Consumer dining preferences are increasingly shifting towards premium and fine dining experiences, which is reducing demand for industry restaurants. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Chain Restaurants in Australia to its growing industry report collection. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 The Chain Restaurants industry operates on a specialised business model that represents a hybrid between traditional restaurants and fast-food...

2013-08-07 23:03:43

Critical Intelligence on the Hispanic Retail Food Sector and the Effects of Immigration Reform Laws and Competition Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 F&D Reports, a division of industry-leading credit consulting firm Information Clearinghouse Inc. (ICI), is pleased to announce the release of its detailed analysis on the state of the Hispanic retail food environment in the U.S. The collective buying power of the Hispanic population in the U.S. is expected to reach an estimated...

2013-06-20 12:21:54

Grassroots Coalition Urges Congress to Repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) today launched "Feed Food Fairness: Take RFS Off the Menu," a new grassroots campaign focused on repealing the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the corn ethanol mandate. Coalition members joined with Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. to expose the harmful economic effects of the RFS on American consumers,...

2013-05-17 23:21:37

Local Clicks to Bricks is a marketing company that is offering new solutions for entrepreneurs and independent restaurant owners using Foursquare´s new menu powered by Locu. Brandon, Fl (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Foursquare´s new menu app, powered by the same company that works with Yelp!, was recently reviewed by local Click to Bricks, a nationwide marketing firm that helps small business acquire new customers using social media marketing strategies. Don Fawcett, CEO of Local Clicks...

2013-03-21 12:25:42

CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a 4.9 percent annual sales increase in 2012, a marked improvement over 3.5 percent the prior year. According to data released today by Technomic Inc. in its annual reporting on the top U.S. restaurant organizations, the foodservice consultancy found that U.S. systemwide sales for the Top 500 chains grew to an estimated $254 billion in 2012, up more than $12 billion over 2011. "It is certainly...

2013-03-14 16:24:15

New Firm to Offer Broader Range of Services to Chain Restaurant & Retail Arenas BOSTON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellwether Food Group, the highly regarded strategic planning, sales and brand consultancy and Restaurant Insights, a leading market research company, announced today a merger that will result in a new entity providing comprehensive "one-stop-shopping" for the foodservice and retail arenas. The newly combined firm will adopt the Bellwether Food Group moniker....

2013-01-18 23:03:35

In order to combat intense competition and declining demand from health-conscious consumers — both trends from the past five years — chain restaurants will expand their menus and focus on international markets overseas. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Chain Restaurants industry in its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 The Chain Restaurants industry experienced a major slowdown during the...

2012-12-12 05:04:08

Swedish pharmacy chain implements high powered Intranet to laser focus on compliance and communications. Malmö, Sweden (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Chainformation, a leading provider of software for retail, franchise and chain businesses, has implemented its product with Vårdapoteket, a Swedish nationwide pharmacy chain with 30 locations and annual sales of 1900 MSEK (280 MUSD). A case study on the implementation can be found here. The cloud based franchise software, also known as...

2012-02-21 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22: PIONEER CHAIN STORE Profile America -- Wednesday, February 22nd. One of the first chain stores in the U.S. opened its doors on this date in 1879 in Utica, New York. For generations of Americans, Woolworth's was known simply as the "five and dime." Inside were wooden...