Consumer Trends

Consumer Trends

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Sixty percent of restaurant-goers report that the recession has changed the way their family spends money, and 24 percent of these consumers plan t


Consumers seeking a stylish and exceptionally functional single-serve beverage system that makes a variety of coffee, espresso, and tea beverages n


McDonald's Corporation announced that it saw positive results for the fourth quarter, including a global comparable sales increase of 5 percent.


Domino’s Pizza is striving to be a part of the solution when it comes to promoting healthy, active lifestyles for young people—highlighted by the l


The Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) issued its 2010 Annual Report, which chronicles the CHR’s multifaceted efforts to promote and sha


First Data Corporation, a global provider in electronic commerce and payment processing, released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for the full m


A new report from global business-advisory firm AlixPartners shows that 2011 may see a mixed bag of results for restaurant operators.


Chop’t, a fast-casual salad concept, experienced a 20 percent spike in lunch sales the first week of January.


Check-in technology like Foursquare and Facebook Places is booming in popularity, as more people chart their destinations through the power of smar


In an effort to draw more traffic from the 50-and-older demographic, Denny’s launched a promotional campaign last year that gives a 20 percent disc