Do people feel that government lockdowns are driven more by science or by politics?

In a survey fielded late last week, we asked two questions of 963 consumers nationwide:

How could a second stimulus package impact the food industry?

How badly do consumers need a second round of stimulus checks? Survey results show the need is pretty high. The focus of today's analysis was consumer expectations toward another...

Things are looking up for Fast Casual restaurants

  For Fast Casual restaurants, performance is improving and we're almost out of the woods after a painful downturn during the pandemic.

What's happening with Mass retailers? Analyzing foot traffic underperformance

Since the beginning of June, the Mass channel has lost both share of visits and share of transactions within the Retail market.

Priorities are changing for restaurant customers

COVID-19 has caused a shift in priorities among restaurant goers. In the pandemic era, some qualities matter more than ever, and some are not as important as they used to be.

How restaurants can get off the COVID-19 rollercoaster

Last month, coronavirus case counts were declining in some areas, states were reopening, and things were starting to look optimistic. Now, as case counts rise again and some...

Is restaurant visitation driving increases in coronavirus cases?

Many states are seeing increased case counts of coronavirus over the past couple of weeks, as many of them have reopened and social distancing is relaxing. When consumers return...

Survey insights: What should companies do to reform racial inequality?

The #BlackLivesMatter protests this past weekend highlighted the systems in our country that reinforce racial inequality. We are all part of those systems, and this is a time for...

Is restaurant foot traffic rebounding? A look at dayparts, weekdays, urbanicity, and states vs. national.

Now that states are reopening, some restaurants are allowing dine-in service, and people generally have more freedom to be out and about, we analyzed total foot traffic trends...

Webinar slides: Anticipating consumer behavior change as states reopen

How will consumer behavior change as states begin to reopen?