Technomic lowers outlook for '09 foodservice sales

CHICAGO Technomic Inc. revised downward its 2009 foodservice sales projections last week because of further contraction in the U.S. economy, a continued slowdown in consumer spending and accelerated job losses.

The Chicago-based foodservice consulting firm said it now expects total foodservice sales to drop 2.2 percent this year, and when factoring in inflation, to fall 4.7 percent. In September, when the firm released its original industry outlook, it had

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