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Menu Prices Continued to Rise in December, While Gas Prices Drove Overall Consumer Prices Down 1/16/2015 1:11:50 PM

Menu prices continued to rise at a steady pace in December, while overall consumer prices registered their largest drop in six years.  

Wholesale Food Prices Declined for the Second Consecutive Month, but Still Registered Strongest Annual Increase in Three Years 1/16/2015 1:11:34 PM

Wholesale food prices declined for the second consecutive month in December, the second consecutive monthly drop.  Despite the recent downticks, wholesale food prices increased 5.5 percent in 2014, their strongest increase in three years and fifth consecutive annual gain overall.  ...

Restaurant Sales Finished 2014 Strong 1/16/2015 1:11:15 PM

Restaurant sales continued to trend higher in December, as consumers took their savings at the pump and reallocated spending toward restaurants.  Eating and drinking place sales totaled $49.6 billion on a seasonally-adjusted basis in December, the eighth consecutive monthly increase an...

Restaurants Added 43,600 Jobs in December 1/16/2015 1:11:00 PM

The restaurant industry continued to expand payrolls at a strong pace in December.  Eating and drinking places added a net 43,600 jobs in December on a seasonally-adjusted basis, their 58th consecutive monthly increase and strongest gain in two years.

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