Lizzy Freier is a Senior Research Manager at Technomic, a Winsight Company, with a focus on menu trends. Lizzy covers trending flavors, ingredients, dishes and preparations for food and beverage at independent restaurants, emerging chains and top chain restaurant brands. She has also analyzed global trends. She has presented at numerous conferences in the U.S. and Canada on menu trend development for restaurant operators, manufacturers and distributors.
As Senior Managing Editor on Technomic’s Content team, Aimee Harvey analyzes, presents and reports on the foodservice industry across multiple channels. She also specializes in restaurant concept analysis, menu trend tracking, forecasting and custom research in an editorial capacity, as well as contributing content for the company's advisory boards, and supermarket and convenience store membership programs. A Technomic editor since 2003, Aimee is a frequent speaker at industry events.
Robert Byrne manages Technomic’s comprehensive consumer brand tracking program, which provides ongoing chain brand health and consumer attitude & usage tracking. He also specializes in crafting custom trend reports and presentations utilizing consumer, menu and industry insights. Byrne is an expert in interpreting the impact that current and emerging foodservice consumer trends may have on business, and helps clients tackle tough questions to better inform their strategy and approach.