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Three Restaurant Technology Trends in Foodservice at the NRA Show 2017

by May 25th, 2017

  Technology was on display at the National Restaurant Association Show 2017. Consumer facing technology that enhances the level of customisation was a big trend at the show, with Coca-Cola’s freestyle machine on display. Software solutions catering to back-of-house processes, such as technology that monitors food safety were also prevalent at the show. Lastly, consumer-facing […]

Consumer Foodservice 2017: Key Insights

by April 17th, 2017

Euromonitor International’s 2017 edition of Consumer Foodservice is now live and available to access on Passport, including updated figures for 2016, forecasts that now extend to 2021, and size and share data for 54 different countries. Below are some key findings from the new data. Steady global value growth expected, emerging regions driving growth In […]

2017 Edition New Concepts in Consumer Foodservice Highlight the Greater Foodservice Experience

by April 11th, 2017

As part of the research toward the 2017 edition of Passport Consumer Foodservice, analysts in fifty-four countries were asked to submit the most interesting and most relevant new restaurant concepts in their market. These concepts will serve as content for an upcoming New Concepts in Consumer Foodservice global briefing (or two). A preview of three […]

Growth in Foodservice Amidst Slowdown in China: The Starbucks Approach

by February 12th, 2017

For years, China’s double-digit economic growth attracted global operators in all industries, including foodservice, looking to meet a seemingly insatiable demand for foreign goods and concepts. China’s economy is slowing, however, which means that the“anything wins” approach to foodservice, from the perspective of global foodservice operators, is no longer as effective. China’s slowing economy is a sign […]

Drones Could Make Foodservice Delivery Cheaper for Consumers

by January 18th, 2017

Autonomous delivery vehicles (robots) have taken to the streets and skies in recent trials as major delivery influencers attempt to push the boundaries of what technology can do to improve the delivery experience, and challenge the established foodservice delivery order. Though still in test-mode, simply put, drones could deliver a meal from the point of preparation straight to […]

More than Nostalgia: What’s Driving Jollibee’s Instant Success in the United Arab Emirates?

by September 16th, 2016

In direct service to the more than 500,000 Filipino expatriates living and working in the United Arab Emirates, Jollibee opened its first outlet in the Dubai Mall in 2015, and has since expanded to four outlets across the market, with further openings planned. The fast food chain is much loved at home in the Philippines, […]

As Pizza Goes Global, Some Chains Remain Grounded

by August 12th, 2016

Pizza has never been hotter. A format that now represents nearly 5% of global consumer foodservice sales, pizza incorporates simple ingredients and benefits from simple preparation and cooking methods, and can be embellished with limitless varieties of sauces and toppings to co-opt local preferences. Pizza, therefore, is ideally suited for nearly universal appeal. Global chains […]

South Korea Sets the Standard for Global Solo Dining Trends

by August 12th, 2016

Driven by a sudden rise in so-called “hon-bap people,” a Korean buzzword describing people that opt to dine alone (hon-alone, bap-meal), foodservice operators in South Korea are adopting formats and menu offerings that better accommodate this increasingly important consumer group and to drive sales. Dining alone has not only become socially acceptable in South Korea, […]