MORE CONSUMERS ARE DINING ALONE. CAN RESTAURANTS ADAPT TO THEIR SOLO NEEDS QUICKLY ENOUGH TO KEEP THEM COMING BACK? Original article by LIZ BARRETT FOSTER Solo travelers, single-person households, and solitary diners are making their mark on several industries ranging from consumer goods to tourism to restaurants. As consumers become busier and more stressed, even…

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Field report from the ICSC Food for Thought conference Last Thursday, the #ICSC Food for Thought conference concluded at the iconic Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans following 2.5 days of restaurateurs and industry panel experts addressing real estate professionals and landlords, all hungry to learn more about the seemingly internet-proof topic of food. Statistics tell…

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About 30 million Americans classify themselves as “digital food enthusiasts,” or those who use social channels to connect to food, and believe dining and tech go together like salt and pepper. That’s according to a white paper by consumer intelligence firm Maru/Matchbox, and it’s one way of explaining why so many diners—particularly millennials and Gen Z—are as…

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