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Special Journal Issues

The following list, organized in general subject areas, describes special journal issues that you may find helpful when doing research. These issues cover a range of industries, from food and beverage to theme parks, and contain statistics, reports, and current industry information that can be difficult to find elsewhere.

Since the special issues are published at different times throughout the year and are shelved in various locations throughout the library, this list was created to help you find these materials.

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Food & Beverage

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Special Issue Description Publication Date Call Number Publication
E & S Directory Listings of kitchen equipment and supply companies, janitorial and sanitation supply companies, tabletops and furnishings, etc. Nov/Annual TX912 .F32 Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Industry Forecast Projected sales volume expectations, expenditures, and sales expectations for the year Jan/Annual

through 2009
TX912 .F32 Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Product Knowledge Guide Product-related developments on sanitation, safety, cooking, preparation, and storage equipment Sep/Biennial

TX912 .F32 Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Top 100 Chain & Company Rankings Top 100 chains ranked by growth, sales, etc.; segment analyses Annual REF TX945 .N28 Nation's Restaurant News
Top 100 Independent Restaurants Top 100 highest-grossing non-chain restaurants; includes statistics on sales, average check, number of seats, etc. Apr/Annual TX901 .I4 Restaurants & Institutions
Top 400 Restaurant Chains Top brands; includes statistics on sales, number of units, average check, innovations, etc. Jul/Annual TX901 .I4 Restaurants & Institutions
Buyer's Guide Association listings, equipment briefs, ingredient briefs, and upcoming Trade Show calendar Oct/Annual TX761 .C9 Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery
State of the Industry Report Statistics and sales figures on various snack foods, industry trends, plus information on suppliers and recent innovations June/Annual TX761 .C9 Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery

Note: For more food & beverage resources, see the Rosen Research Guides on the Food Industry, Wine Industry, or Beer Industry.


Special Issue Description Publication Date Call Number Publication
ARDA's 40th Anniversary Supplement: 1969-2009 History of timeshares, industry timelines, legislative issues, snapshot: industry experts' analysis on the future of timeshares 2009 TX911.3. P46D485 Developments
Green Book Hotel Almanac and Market Guide; lists of hotel brands, management companies, architects, purchasing companies, construction companies, funding sources, brokers, asset management, owners and developers; industry overview and forecast Annual REF TX911.3.M3 H611 Hotel Business
Source Book Product and Service providers listings for design and construction, finance, food and beverage, government agencies and associations, HR, marketing and advertising, operations, and technology Aug/Annual TX901 .L62 Lodging
Ultimate Hotel Guide Non-exhaustive listing of national and international hotels with contact information. Additional information is included for larger states, such as FL and CA, as well as international destinations Dec/Annual REF G155.A1 T671 Travel Weekly

Note:  For more lodging resources, see the Rosen Research Guide on the Lodging Industry.

Event Industry

Special Issue Description Publication Date Call Number Publication
Annual Meetings Market Survey Meeting statistics and projections: budget, attendance, exhibits, etc. Mar/Annual AS6 .C66 Convene
Meetings Industry Forecast Meeting statistics (lodging, airlines, economics, technology, etc.) Nov/Annual AS6 .C66 Convene
Directory of Meeting Sites in the South Guide to meeting facilities in the south U.S. Aug/Annual HF5735 .C66 ConventionSouth
Awards of Excellence Winners in conventions and visitors bureaus and hotels/resorts/conference centers. One page write-up describing each winner Nov/2008 G156 .5 .B86 C76 Corporate & Incentive Travel
Black Book Meeting statistics, industry survey, and directory 2005-06 REF GT3406.U6 E94 Event Solutions
Florida: A Meeting Planner's Guide Local updates and listings of Florida meeting hotels, convention centers, airport transit, group venues, and CVB services June

AS6 .M447 Meetings and Conventions
The Most Comprehensive Guide to North American Meeting Facilities List of North American meeting facilities Spring/Annual 1985-1987, 2001-2004 located at TX907 .M352

2005-2009 located at AS6 .M447
Meetings and Conventions
Global Planner Research on international meetings and incentives April/Annual

AS6 .M447 Meetings and Conventions
Meetings Market Report Survey of the meetings industry; expenditures, head counts, destinations, etc. Aug/Biennial AS6 .M447 Meetings and Conventions
Official Meeting and Facilities Guide Listing of national and international meeting facilities May/Annual AS6 .M447 Meetings and Conventions
2008 Traveler Behavior Study Supplement Details employees' booking decisions and spending habits Aug/2008 AS6 .M447 Meetings and Conventions
Guide List of meeting facilities in south U.S., Caribbean, and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Jan/Annual REF AS22 .M44 Meetings South
Partners in Philanthropy Central Florida's largest fundraising events; United Way's top giving organizations; volunteer opportunities; largest nonprofit service organizations; fundraising calendar 2008 REF HV99.O75O75 Orlando Business Journal
Florida: A Meeting and Incentive Planner's Guide Convention centers around Florida, with facts and things to do Oct/2007 HF5438 .A317 Successful Meetings
Pinnacle Registry Award winning CVB's, hotels, and conference centers (voted by readers); includes some international venues Aug/Annual HF5438 .A317 Successful Meetings
Sourcebook: A Planner's Guide to Meeting Facilities and Destinations List of national and international meeting facilities Apr/Annual

through 2008
HF5438 .A317 Successful Meetings
Buyer's Guide Industry Associations, Publications, Services, and Sites (U.S. + Mexico and Canada) Annual

REF AS6 .T69 Tradeshow Week
Major Exhibit Hall Directory National and international facilities; exhibit space information, floorplans, analysis, future construction Annual

REF T391 .T73 Tradeshow Week
200 Top 200 tradeshows in U.S. and top 50 for Canada; statistics on attendance, exhibit space, etc.; show dates, sites, and management information Annual

REF T391 .T73 Tradeshow Week

Note: For more event industry resources, see the Rosen Research Guide on the Event Industry.

Theme Parks

Special Issue Description Publication Date Call Number Publication
Calvacade of Arts and Attractions Directory of musical/theatrical entertainment, circus/variety acts, and shows/attractions 2005 REF PN2289 .C35 Amusement Business
Directory of North American Fairs, Festivals, & Expositions Chronological listing of fairs and festivals; directory of companies providing services and supplies 2005 REF T391 .D57 Amusement Business
Funparks and Attractions International Guide Directory of parks and attractions; top park charts 2005 REF GV1851 .F85 Amusement Business
International Amusement Industry Buyers' Guide Directory of companies, supplies, services, etc. 2005 REF GV1851 .A3 A557 Amusement Business
TEA/AECOM Global Attractions Attendance Report An annual guide to the top 25 theme parks, top 20 waterparks, and top 10 chains. Worldwide theme park attendance trends, including regional and world attendance numbers for theme parks. 2007-present ONLINE ONLY Themed Entertainment Association Publications
Family Entertainment Center and Location-Based Entertainment Suppliers' Guide An annual guide featuring companies offering goods and services to help drive customer traffic, including company names and contact information Feb/Mar

GV1851 .A3 T68 Tourist Attractions and Parks
Who's Who Buyers Guide An annual guide to the top vendors in the industry including vendor names and contact information June

GV1851 .A3 T68 Tourist Attractions and Parks

Note: For more Theme Park industry resources, see the Rosen Research Guide on the Theme Park & Attraction Industry.


Special Issue Description Publication Date Call Number Publication
Travel Buyer's Handbook Statistics and tips on incentive travel (choosing a destination, mapping a strategy, negotiating, etc.) 2008 in current periodicals Incentive
Book of Lists Guide to Central Florida's industry leaders; includes Recreation and Hospitality (hotels, tourist attractions, golf courses, etc.) Dec/Annual

REF HC108.O7 B4 Orlando Business Journal
U.S. Tour Operators Association Directory Contact information, officers, destinations, programs/services, what's new for each tour operator Jan/Annual

REF G155.A1 T67 Travel Weekly

Note: For more Tourism industry resources, see the Rosen Research Guide on the Travel & Tourism Industries.

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