- Author: NACS
The growing U.S. Hispanic population is shaping the foodservice industry, according to Technomic research.
By 2060, Hispanics are expected to make up nearly 30% of the total U.S. population. As this demographic grows, so too will its impact on the foodservice industry. Technomic's Hispanic Foodservice Consumer Trend Report explores how this consumer group has and will continue to shape foodservice as their usage grows.
Forty-one percent of
- Author: Migration Policy Institute
The United States attracts immigrants from across the globe, who speak a diverse array of languages. In 2013, approximately 61.6 million individuals, foreign and U.S. born, spoke a language other than English at home. While the majority of these individuals also spoke English with native fluency or very well, about 41 percent (25.1 million) were considered Limited English Proficient (LEP). Limited English proficiency refers to anyone above the age of 5 who reported speaking English less than “very well,” as classified by the U.S. Census Bureau. Though most LEP individuals are immigrants, nearly 19 percent (4.7 million) were born in the United States, most to immigrant parents. Overall, the LEP population represented 8...
- Author: CBS News
A Spanish-language institute says the U.S. is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.
That puts the U.S. second to its neighbor to the south, Mexico and ahead of Colombia, where Spanish speakers total 121 million and 46 million respectively, the Guardian reported.
According to the report, Spanish was the native tongue of 470 million people worldwide...
- Author: Quartz.com by Matt Phillips
Studies have consistently shown Black and Hispanic Americans are more inclined to drink bottled water than other ethnic groups.
But a new paper, recently published in Contemporary Economic Policy (pdf), sheds light on the reasons why—and why this disparity matters.
Analysts polled a representative group of more than 1,000 participants in 2009, asking a number of questions about water consumption as well as attributes of bottled water in terms of taste, safety and convenience. Researchers confirmed that Black and Hispanic respondents were much more likely to drink bottled water and believe it was safer.
Black and Latino students in California who passed Advanced Placement exams outperformed their peers elsewhere, but a gap persists between them and their white and Asian counterparts, according to new test score results.
In addition, the number of underrepresented minorities — black, Latino and Native American students — who took the tests is higher in California than elsewhere: 38.9% of test takers in the state compared with 26.2% of all test takers, according to 2015 results from the College Board.
The AP program allows high school students to take high-level classes for college credit. It also provides a boost for college admission and can help students more quickly place in advanced classes in...