SpenDifference Food Price Forecast: Good News for Chain Restaurants


Reversing years of steadily increasing prices, the cost of beef is expected to decrease between 10 percent and 17 percent across all primal cuts in 2016 in what amounts to “the biggest story of the year” for chain restaurants, said DeWayne Dove, vice president of risk management for supply chain management firm SpenDifference.

The New Purchasing Power

When it comes to sourcing, large chains still hold most of the purchasing cards. But emerging concepts and consumer demands are shaking up the old system.