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July 30, 2014

Webinar Recording: A Year of Change in Global Foodservice Strategies


Gain an understanding of the trends, struggles, and changes that faced the global foodservice space in 2013 and will drive the industry in 2014. The global foodservice customer is changing, and successful operators must appeal to emerging “universal” global consumers.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the most important global growth targets have changed
  • Why previous standbys like China and India have become tougher to navigate
  • What key markets should be targeted next
  • New trends in foodservice, including new formats and ordering channels, the rise of delivery and drive-through service worldwide and growth in online and mobile ordering


July 29, 2014

Daremos una conferencia en Espacio Food & Service 2014

Logo Food & Service 2014Event Name: Espacio Food & Service 2014 
Event Dates: 3-5 de septiembre, 2014
Presentation Location:  Espacio Riesco, Santiago, Chile

Event Description: Espacio Food & Service 2014, en su cuarta versión, los invita a ser parte del encuentro más importante de la industria alimentaria que se realiza en Chile. Este evento, está dirigido a todos aquellos profesionales que participan o interactúan en los distintos procesos de la toma de decisión, en la elección de sus productos y/o servicios. El evento contará con más de 500 stands y la presencia de 12.000 visitantes.

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July 12, 2014

Coffee Shops are Best Positioned to Benefit from Mobile Payments

Dana LaMendolaAnalyst Insight by Dana LaMendola - Beverages Analyst

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Starbucks is the reigning poster-child for mobile payment implementation in US consumer foodservice. While its popular loyalty programme and early move into mobile payments contribute to Starbucks’s celebrity status, the company’s success is also reflective of the particular compatibility of specialist coffee shops and mobile payments. In fact, coffee shops might be the best positioned for mobile payments out of all consumer foodservice operators.

The reason that specialist coffee shops are so well positioned is that their primary offering – coffee – is an everyday and oft-repeat purchase. Indeed, in 2013 US consumers averaged over one cup of coffee per day. A large number of coffee shops purchases are made by commuters looking for their morning jolt on the way to the work.  The high frequency of purchases by coffee shops patrons make these consumers prime candidates for the streamlined payment methods and loyalty benefits afforded by mobile payment technologies. Furthermore, coffee shops are most attractive to demographics that have both access to and interest in mobile technology: affluent consumers, and younger tech-savvy consumers like students.

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July 10, 2014

Five Key Takeaways from Starbucks' M-Commerce Success

The Starbucks mobile payments app has provided one of the best case studies for how to drive consumer adoption of in-store purchases made via a mobile phone. For retailers or foodservice operators looking to replicate Starbucks’ success, there are several best practices to keep in mind before developing, implementing and launching a mobile payment app.

 Join Euromonitor in attending the Connect Mobile Innovation Summit in Chicago, IL from August 18-20th. Senior Consumer Finance Analyst Michelle Evans will be there with many others to learn more and talk about mobile payments in the foodservice industry.

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July 3, 2014

Corporate Strategies in Consumer Foodservice: A Year Of Change


After years of consistency in the central trends driving growth in foodservice, 2013 saw some changes. Consumer preferences changed in many key markets, with the global growth story shifting to new areas of focus, categories evolving in new directions, and operators being forced to take a new look at their positioning and expansion plans, and adapt accordingly.

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June 30, 2014

Singapore's 'Hipster Cafes' Growing in Popularity


The number of consumers who dine out in Singapore is massive, and these consumers are constantly on the lookout for new unique experiences. Independent cafes in the country are becoming increasingly popular with teenagers to people in their 30s. These independent cafes, dubbed ‘Hipster Cafes’ by some of the locals offer distinct experiences that separate them from normal dining experiences. For instance, Chock Full of Beans offers art in the foam of its coffee, Windowsill Pie has a wooded cottage theme and Wheeler’s Yard is located in an industrial space and sells bicycles as well as food. Increasing purchasing power in Singapore means consumers can afford to spend more at these cafes for a unique experience and word of mouth as well as food bloggers keeps consumers on the lookout to try new cafes.

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June 15, 2014

General Mills and McDonald’s Partner to Create Healthier Happy Meals

Lianne van den BosAnalyst Insight by Lianne van den Bos - Food Analyst

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Is yoghurt really what children (or parents) are looking for in a McDonald’s Happy Meal? That is what General Mills and McDonald’s Corp are banking on as the pair prepare to launch Yoplait Go-Gurt as a side option in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals. The benefits seem straightforward for both parties. McDonald’s gets to improve its public image by adding more ‘healthy’ options and General Mills gets to sell its yoghurt brand via an additional 14,000 locations across the US. The potential rewards are huge, particularly for General Mills, but why has it turned to the notoriously fickle foodservice channel and are there any downside risks?

Yoplait Losing Share in Its Key US Market

Despite the US being Yoplait’s biggest market, its sales continue on a downward trajectory which began in 2011, with the brand also losing its leading position to Chobani in 2013. The launch of children’s low-fat yoghurt with added vitamin D and calcium is a good strategic move for the company as it takes advantage of the latest on-the-go snacking trend while also positioning the product as a good source of bone health for children.

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June 13, 2014

A World Cup Boost for Brazil's Foodservice Industry?

World Cup Consumer Foodservice Boost for Brazil

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Not surprisingly given the unfathomable investments required to stage the tournament, discussions of return on investment are never far away for a country hosting the FIFA World Cup. For foodservice operators, the effects of what amounts to a month-long national party on sales would seem obvious, yet how much of this is simply substitution? By looking at the historical impact of both the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Football Championship on host nations over the last fifteen years, we can see that the impact on foodservice demand is mixed at best. Whilst highly-social categories like bars, pubs, and cafes can generally expect to do well, fast food operators hoping for a World Cup surge may find themselves disappointed.


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June 5, 2014

‘Ugly Fruit’ and Other Fashionable Consumer Thrift Solutions

Daphne KasrielAnalyst Insight by Daphne Kasriel-Alexander - Consumers Editor

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Collaborative consumption, also known as the sharing economy, has become something of a buzzword. However, the habit of selling on, buying pre-owned products, pooling resources, or renting something for a fixed period rather than buying it outright, is already commonplace among post-recessionary consumers. In mid-2014, the global consumer adeptness at thrift continues, as do creative green-tinged commercial solutions designed to appeal to the zeitgeist.

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June 1, 2014

Three Key Segments Driving Hot Drinks in the UK


There are three main segments driving the growth of hot drinks in the UK. First is the coffee segment, driven by large chains such as Costa Coffee and Starbucks. Not only are these chains continuing to expand their outlets in the country, but new innovations such Costa’s Express machine are making it even easier for consumers to consume coffee on the go. The tea segment is also driving sales of hot drinks as tea shops continue to cater to current trends such as green and herbal teas. Finally, the large number of independent coffee and tea shops in the UK are driving sales of hot drinks. Innovation is key in this segment, and many small coffee shops are focusing on quality ingredients and a different experience and environment than chain shops.

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Webinar Recording: A Year of Change in Global Foodservice Strategies

Daremos una conferencia en Espacio Food & Service 2014

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