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David Henkes, Technomic

Articles by David Henkes, Technomic

The food market in 2017 - the big foodservice trends to watch 11 January 2017

Foodservice is rapidly becoming a global industry, and operators and manufacturers need to be aware of, and stay ahead of, big trends to be able to fully capture the growth opportunities available. David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at US foodservice consultants Technomic, outlines eight trends he expects to see across the foodservice market in 2017.


Whole Foods among US grocers to have built significant prepared foods rangesWhy supermarket foodservice is becoming strategically important to grocers 4 May 2016

David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at US foodservice consultants Technomic, outlines why more US supermarkets are putting greater emphasis on prepared foods, with some providing in-store eating and becoming grocerants in turn.


US fast-food outlets revamping to lure fast-casual customersThe food industry in 2016 - the top foodservice trends in the UK and the US 3 January 2016

At the end of each year, Technomic takes stock of the trends in foodservice and makes forecasts on what to watch for in the upcoming year. Foodservice is a dynamic business and manufacturers looking at the sector must be aware of, and stay ahead of, big trends to be able to fully capture the growth opportunities available. David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at Technomic, sets out the hot areas in the UK and US foodservice markets.


Middle East cuisine chain Naf Naf Grill received private-equity investment earlier this yearHow US foodservice is getting more ethnic flavour 7 December 2015

The broader tastes of younger consumers is fuelling the expansion of chains focused on ethnic food in the US. David Henkes, vice president at foodservice analysts Technomic, looks at which types of outlet are on the rise and hints at the trends to watch.


Franco Manca does not entirely use locally-produced ingredients but has Why fast casual is about to get serious in UK 30 October 2015

Fast-casual outlets are a small part of the UK's restaurant trade - but the sector is growing rapidly, with sales growth outpacing the number of locations opening. Technomic's David Henkes argues fast casual is set to take off in the country.


Maintaining momentum in full-service settingHow full service restaurants, pubs can maintain momentum 18 September 2015

The fundamentals of Britain’s strengthening economy are favouring restaurants right now, particularly full-service restaurants and pubs. These sit-down eateries appear to be benefiting not only from improving consumer confidence and customers’ increasing willingness to spend, but also from people’s growing interest in new flavours.


Five Guys among US burger chains to enter - or set to enter - UKHow competition is intensifying among UK burger chains 25 August 2015

As if hamburger-focused concepts in the UK did not already have enough competition, now the Americans are coming, bringing many of their better burger brands across the Atlantic in order to capitalise on one of Britain’s hottest restaurant segments.


Customisation, freshness and sourcing three areas on which US foodservice operators are focusing, Technomic saysComment: How to meet changing demand in US foodservice 14 July 2015

In a guest column, David Henkes, vice president at foodservice analysts Technomic, outlines how operators are responding to changing consumer demand, outlining how manufacturers serving the sector can react.


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