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Australia’s Foodie Culture Drives Innovation in Foodservice

by September 25th, 2016

Australians’ expectations regarding the dining experience continued to evolve in 2015, with consumers becoming increasingly enthusiastic foodies and demanding new culinary experiences. As a response to this trend foodservice operators continued to innovate and experiment with formats, menus and concepts. Although most of the innovation was concentrated in standalone and retail locations, the trend was […]

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State of Consumer Foodservice in Brazil

by September 23rd, 2016

The Brazilian market has faced many challenges this year, including an incredibly difficult operating environment and low consumer confidence in the midst of recession. Despite this, and while nearly all categories record declining value in constant terms, 100% home delivery/takeaway and the larger online ordering and delivery segment have emerged as rare centres of growth, […]

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Euromonitor to Speak at Fast Casual Executive Summit 2016

by September 17th, 2016

Name: Fast Casual Executive Summit Date: October 9-11 Location: Dana Point, CA Link: http://fastcasualsummit.com/  Event Description: Now in its 11th year, the Fast Casual Executive Summit is a unique opportunity for everyone involved. Much more than “just another trade show,” it’s a chance for restaurant executives to get together in a casual work setting and […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Premium Fountain Sodas Aim to Bring Back Customers to Carbonates

by and August 8th, 2016

Carbonates sales have been declining in many developed markets including the US, Germany, and Italy as consumers shift to healthier beverages. Yet demand for premium craft soda has been rising among millennials. The rise of premium soda has been occurring concurrently with the rise of fast casual restaurants that use higher quality ingredients. Fountain volume […]

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