ECONOMIC FORECASTS


JANUARY 2010

Operators Brace For Slow Recovery
Bright spots appear for big chains with expansion in mind.

E&S Industry: Dealing With The New Reality
This year won't be nearly as bad as the last, and growth will return in 2011.


JANUARY 2009
Operators: Shifting Gears To Stay Ahead
Opening stores in nontraditional locations, beefing up bar areas and managing costs are just a few ways operators plan to cope this year.

E&S: Girding For A Challenging Year
With the economy roiling and E&S sales declining, one bright spot is bubbling to the surface: falling materials prices.


JANUARY 2008
Operators To See Modest Gains
A stew of higher food costs, increasing gas prices and more expensive energy confronts operators looking for growth in 2008.



JANUARY 2007

Operators Face Growth Challenges
Hampered by a slowing general economy, operators must rely on managing costs and delivering value to maintain positive growth this year.



JANUARY 2007
E&S Industry Growth to Ease
Despite materials pricing, an ongoing sore spot, the E&S market should eke out positive growth for its fourth straight year.


JANUARY 2006

Foodservice Operators Should Eke Out Another Year Of Real Growth
Forecasts are thumbs-up. But numbers are getting a little soft for some operators. And what if costs continue to rise?



JANUARY 2006


E&S Industry Should Manager Healthy Growth Again

Although high material costs continue to drive price increases, we forecast ongoing expansion of the E&S market as operators continue to build and replace.