Seven Types of Eaters Shaping the Foodservice Landscape
Today’s foodservice consumer culture is rapidly evolving, leaving little room for error. To help foodservice operators know who their customers are and what drives them to dine out, Technomic’s Consumer4Sight research platform released the 7 Eater Archetype (EAT) segments that compose the foodservice consumer landscape.
U.S. Vehicle-Miles Driven Top Previous Record Set in 2007: USDOT
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) said on Wednesday that Americans drove 987.8 billion miles for the first
four months of the year, topping the previous record — 965.5 billion — set in
Historic Year for U.S. Convenience Stores
Convenience continues to resonate with consumers, with record in-store sales of nearly $214 billion and overall industry sales closing in on $700 billion in 2014.
Buoyed in part by low fuel prices, the U.S. convenience store industry had record in-store sales of $213.5 billion in 2014, according to figures released today by NACS. Overall industry sales for 2014 reached $696.1 billion, evidence that the value of convenience continues to resonate with consumers.