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The Annual State of the Restaurant Industry report is the authoritative source for industry sales projections and trends. It is based on analysis and forecasts by National Restaurant Association economists and surveys of restaurant operators and consumers conducted throughout the year. The report examines key factors impacting the industry including the current state of the economy, operations, workforce, and food and menu trends to forecast sales and market trends for the year ahead.
Market Research & Statistics eBooks ~ Plunkett's and RKMA
Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac 2023 : Food Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends and Leading Companies
Your guide to the entire food business, from production, to distribution, to retailing, covers everything you need to know about the food and beverage industry, including: Analysis of major trends and markets; historical statistics and tables; major food producers; retailers of all types, from convenience store operators to giant supermarket chains; emerging technologies; giant distributors; beverage companies; wine, liquor and beer producers; candy and gum; and more. We discuss trends in food commodities demand, agricultural biotechnology, imports and exports, as well as growing demand in emerging markets. This book includes statistical tables, industry contacts and indexes. The corporate section includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of 500 leading companies, public and private, in all facets of the industry. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one package.
Plunkett's Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Almanac 2022 : Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends and Leading Companies
By many measures, restaurants and hospitality make up one of the largest and fastest growing industry sectors in the world. Globally, hospitality can be considered to be a broad and multifaceted sector, ranging from fast food restaurants to fine dining and catering on one side, and hotels, inns resorts and cruise lines on the other. Our exciting new Plunkett's Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Almanac offers a comprehensive market research and reference package covering the entire field. Profiles of leading companies in fast food, family restaurants, fine dining, catering, hotels, inns, resorts, cruises, food service, food distributors, information systems and much more are covered in exacting details. The corporate section includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of 400 leading companies, public and private, in all facets of the industry. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.
Restaurant, Food & Beverage Market Research 2023 - RKMA Series (Richard K. Miller & Associates) by
With a thorough and in-depth analysis of the $700 billion restaurant and foodservice industry, Restaurant, Food & Beverage Market Research provides consumer spending data, market forecasts, and trends assessments. The trends assessments include discussions of consumer behavioral trends, dining trends, daypart analysis (including snacks and late-night), mealpart analysis, and more. Comprehensive demographic data for all dayparts at full-service and quick-service restaurants, as well as an analysis of restaurant spending in each state and dining statistics for metropolitan areas, are provided.
The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Food & Beverage Industry in Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac 2021
The food industry is among the most competitive and globally-linked of all business sectors. Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac will be your guide to the entire food business, from production, to distribution, to retailing. This book covers everything you need to know about the food, beverage and tobacco industry, including: Analysis of major trends and markets; trends in food commodities demand, agricultural biotechnology, imports and exports, as well as growing demand in China and other emerging markets. You'll find our analysis provides a complete overview of the industry along with market research reports in one superb, value-priced package."Valuable to anyone in the food industry that needs specific information on companies, products, contacts and more?It would be a useful addition to most general purpose libraries."American Reference Books Annual
Restaurants: Impact of the Pandemic by
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The restaurant industry lost $120 billion through the first three months of the pandemic and is forecast to sustain $240 billion in losses by the end of 2020. Restaurants: Impact of the Pandemic quantifies the impact on the sector from both the consumer and business perspective. Assessment is made for restaurant brands, full-service and limited service sectors, and college campus foodservice. Month-by-month revenue data provides a baseline for research studies and strategic planning. Survey findings provide insight into anticipated post-pandemic changes in consumer dining behaviors and shifts in spending. The ebook assesses the growth in carryout and delivery, increases in alcoholic beverage service, ghost kitchens, innovations in drive-thru service, new emphasis in restaurant design, and more.
Market Research Methods
The Routledge Companion to Marketing Research by
Publication Date: 2021
This single volume reference provides an alternative to traditional marketing research methods handbooks, focusing entirely on the new and innovative methods and technologies that are transforming marketing research study and practice. Including original contributions from leading global specialists, this handbook covers many pioneering methods such as: Methods for the analysis of user- and customer-generated data, including opinion mining and sentiment analysis Big data Neuroscientific techniques and physiological measures Voice prints Human-computer interaction Emerging approaches such as shadowing, netnographies and ethnographies Transcending the old divisions between qualitative and quantitative research methods, this is an essential tool for market researchers in academia and practice.
U.S. Business & Statistics Web Resources
Consumer Price Indexes - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE)
The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) program consists of two surveys, the Quarterly Interview Survey and the Diary Survey, that provide information on the buying habits of America's consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics. The survey data are collected for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
SBDCnet - Restaurants/ Foodservice
The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse serving the Small Business Development Center Network and America's small business community.Market research reports cover industry trends, market statistics, customer demographics, recent business articles, and links to industry trade associations.
Reports on news, events, trends and people in the fast casual restaurant industry segment. The site features a directory of product and service providers as well as slideshows, videos and research.
USDA ERS Data
USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Food Service Industry Overview
Foodservice outlets are facilities that serve meals and snacks for immediate consumption on site (food away from home). Commercial foodservice establishments accounted for the bulk of food-away-from-home expenditures in 2010. This category includes full-service restaurants, fast food outlets, caterers, some cafeterias, and other places that prepare, serve, and sell food to the general public for a profit.
ERS research examines:
- the size of the growing foodservice market
- the major market segments such as fast food and full-service outlets
- recent issues in the foodservice industry such as diet quality and nutrition labeling
The analysis of U.S. food production and consumption, a comprehensive measure of the total value of all food expenditures by final purchasers. Measures total sales through different food outlets, such as supermarkets, full-service and limited-service restaurants, mass merchandisers, and hotels .Food-away-from-home spending is for food purchased at eating and drinking places, but also outlets such as hotels and motels, recreational places, vending machines, and schools and colleges.
overview of ERS research into consumption of food prepared away from home
Quarterly Food-Away-From-Home Prices
QFAFHP contains quarterly average prices (not including taxes) at the national, census regional, and census divisional levels for different products across establishment types—for example, meals at full-service restaurants, beverages at limited-service restaurants, fast-food, beer and wine away from home. The data help analyze variations in demand by establishment type, specific foods, and region.
European Union Resources
Food and Drink Industry
European Commission Growth Sector
Internal market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, & SMEs
The European Food Prices Monitoring Tool
Data on price developments in the different parts of the food supply chain: agricultural commodities, food industry products and, consumer goods.
The European Food Prices Monitoring Tool comprises:
- Price indices
- Annual rates of price change
Eurostat: European Statistics
Eurostat Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union and offers a whole range of important and interesting data that governments, businesses, the education sector, journalists and the public can use for their work and daily life.
Eurostat Data by Theme
Themes include: Economy; Industry, trade and services; Population and social conditions; Agriculture and fisheries; Environment and energy; Science and technology.
Eurostat Regional Yearbook
The Eurostat regional yearbook gives a detailed picture relating to a broad range of statistical topics across the regions of the EU Member States, as well as the regions of the EFTA and candidate countries.
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