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Food & Beverage Industry Research Guide

Special Journal Issues - Food & Beverage

The following list describes special journal issues that you may find helpful when doing research. These issues contain statistics, reports, and current industry information that can be difficult to find elsewhere.

Since the special issues are published at different times throughout the year and are shelved in various locations throughout the library, this list was created to help you find these materials.

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Issue

Description

Date

Call #

Publication

E & S Directory

Listings of kitchen equipment and supply companies, janitorial and sanitation supply companies, tabletops and furnishings, etc.

Nov/

Annual

TX912 .F32

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

Industry Forecast

Projected sales volume expectations, expenditures, and sales expectations for the year

Jan/

Annual
through 2009

TX912 .F32

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

Product Knowledge Guide

Product-related developments on sanitation, safety, cooking, preparation, and storage equipment

Sep/

Biennial
2002-2008

TX912 .F32

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

Top 100 Chain & Company Rankings

Top 100 chains ranked by growth, sales, etc.; segment analyses

Annual

REF TX945 .N28

Nation's Restaurant News

Top 100 Independent Restaurants

Top 100 highest-grossing non-chain restaurants; includes statistics on sales, average check, number of seats, etc.

Apr/Annual

TX901 .I4

Restaurants & Institutions

Top 400 Restaurant Chains

Top brands; includes statistics on sales, number of units, average check, innovations, etc.

Jul/Annual

TX901 .I4

Restaurants & Institutions

Buyer's Guide

Association listings, equipment briefs, ingredient briefs, and upcoming Trade Show calendar

Oct/Annual

TX761 .C9

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery

State of the Industry Report

Statistics and sales figures on various snack foods, industry trends, plus information on suppliers and recent innovations

June/Annual

TX761 .C9

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery