121 Results for "Industry Research"


Foodservice Spending Is Up but Visits Are Flat As Consumers Continue To Eat More Meals At Home

Foodservice spending, which was up 3 percent in the year ending April 2015, did not equate to foodservice visits, which were flat in the period, according to The NPD Group, a leading global information company. The foodservice industry remains challenged to get people out of their homes to eat versus eating in home.  Four out of five meals are prepared and consumed at home and in home meals have been on the rise for several years, reports NPD’s ongoing food consumption market research.

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Posted by The NPD Group June 30, 2015
Tagged in: Industry Research, Foodservice Trends, Leadership, Insights, Associate Members

Pumpkin Beverage LTOs Drive up Business for Foodservice Operators

Limited-Time Offer (LTO) pumpkin specialty drinks benefit operators in more ways than one, according to The NPD Group, a leading global information company. The seasonal beverage offers can spur additional purchases by established customers, bring in new customers, draw customers from competitors, and stimulate business during slow periods, according to research from NPD’s Checkout Tracking™, which harvests receipts from more than 35,000 diners to track consumer purchase behavior.

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Posted by The NPD Group September 25, 2015
Tagged in: Foodservice Operators, Industry Research, Foodservice Trends, Marketing, Insights, Associate Members

The NPD Group Study Forecasts 1 Percent Foodservice Industry Growth in 2016

The NPD Group, a leading global information company, recently reported that in 2015 the U.S. foodservice industry recovered the visits it lost during the Great Recession, and will end the year with a total traffic volume of 61 billion visits, up 1 percent, and a consumer spending gain of 3 percent compared to same time last year. Foodservice visits are also forecasted to grow by another 1 percent in 2016.

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Posted by IFMA - Courtesy of The NPD Group January 29, 2016
Tagged in: Industry Research, Foodservice Trends, Insights, Associate Members

Geopolitics & The Next Five Years

George Friedman, renowned authority and author of "The Next 100 Years," offered a packed Presidents Conference 2015 audience insights on how global geopolitical dynamics will impact the food system and the foodservice industry over the next five years. Mr. Friedman was a keynote speaker at the event held in Scottsdale, AZ in November.

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Posted by December 01, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Industry Research, Executive Summaries, Leadership

Review of 2014 Foodservice "State of the Industry" Report

Leaders of IFMA, the NRA and IFDA delivered a SWOT analysis during their Foodservice "State of the Industry" Report, presented at the 2014 Presidents Conference. Their findings? The industry grew in 2014 and significant opportunities exist to increase consumer demand in 2015. Substantial savings opportunities can also be gained through more efficient supply chains this year. Learn how industry-wide collaboration is expected to continue contributing to increased foodservice sales and profitability in 2015.

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Posted by IFMA January 20, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Consumer Planning, Industry Research, Foodservice Leaders, Foodservice Supply Chain, Foodservice Category Management, Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration