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Fast Casual, Coffee/Donut/Bagel, and Mexican Quick Service Restaurants Post Traffic Gains in Third Quarter 2014/11/19 Source: The NPD Group Total consumer traffic to U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets was flat in the quarter ending September 2014, but the quick service restaurant categories of fast casual, coffee/donut/bagel, and Mexican posted visit gains, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Fast casual restaurants posted an 8 percent gain in traffic across all dayparts compared to same quarter year ago. Visits to Mexican quick service and coffee/donut/bagel concepts grew by 5 percent, according to NPD’s foodservice market research.
What’s In America’s Kitchens? The NPD Group Knows. 2014/12/02 Source: The NPD Group America’s kitchens are typically a reflection of the times, a mix of tried and true classics and the new and trendy. This year, as it does every three years, The NPD Group, a leading global information company, asked U.S. consumers to report on what appliances, cookware, and utensils they own, food ingredients they have on hand, usage and sources of recipes. The result is what NPD calls the Kitchen Audit, which is used by food companies and appliance and housewares manufacturers for product and recipe development and marketing.
Fresh Food Consumption Will Continue to Grow Over Next Five Years and Youngest Generations Will Be Driving Trend 2014/12/09 Source: The NPD Group The age-old parental advice to “eat your fruits and vegetables” has taken hold. From 2003 and 2013, consumption of fresh foods — fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, and eggs — grew by 20 percent to over 100 billion eatings and it’s the youngest generations, Generation Z, ages 0-23, and Millennials, ages 24-37, driving the trend, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. In the next five years, all three main meal occasions will get even fresher, according to NPD’s recently released The Future of Eating: Who’s Eating What in 2018?
Consumers’ Relationships With Their Kitchens Will Continue to Evolve in 2015, Reports NPD 2014/12/22 Source: The NPD Group Ever since the invention of the TV dinner, consumers have expressed a desire to get out of their kitchens in less time, but there is increasing evidence that convenience is being redefined and kitchens aren’t so bad after all. In 2015 consumers’ relationships with their kitchens will continue to evolve as Millennials look for more involvement in their food preparation, multi-cultural influences grow, and “fresh” foods and meals become must-haves, according to Darren Seifer, food and beverage industry analyst at The NPD Group, a leading global information company.
Families with Kids: A Lost Opportunity for the Restaurant Industry 2014/12/17 Source: The NPD Group The U.S. restaurant industry, which is still struggling to recapture visits lost during the recession, may be able to fill the visit gap by enticing families with kids back in, according to The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Families with kids, which represent 32 percent of U.S. households and $83.7 billion of total restaurant sales, made 1 billion fewer visits to U.S. restaurants over the past six years, finds a NPD foodservice market research report.
U.S. Restaurant Traffic Remains In The Doldrums With No Tailwind In Sight, Reports NPD 2014/07/22 Source: The NPD Group U.S. consumers made some 61 billion visits to restaurants in the year ending May 2014. No question that’s a lot of visits, the issue is that they have been making that same amount of visits for quite a while now and it’s still below the pre-recession traffic volume levels by almost 1.3 billion visits, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Spending conscious consumers kept visits to total U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets flat in the year ending May 2014 compared to same period last year, and NPD’s long-range forecast shows little traffic growth (less than 1 percent annually) over the next several years.
Blurred Lines Between Meal and Snack Foods Will Drive Growth of Better-For-You Snack Foods Over Next Five Years, Finds NPD 2014/08/25 Source: The NPD Group Chicago, August 25, 2014 — U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive the growth of snack foods eaten at main meals over next five years, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. A recent NPD food and beverage market research study forecast shows that snack foods eaten at main meals will grow approximately 5 percent over the next five years or to 86.4 billion eatings in 2018.
Chains Keep Restaurant Traffic Stable While Visits to Independents Decline in Second Quarter, Reports NPD 2014/09/02 Source: The NPD Group The strength and marketing clout of major and small restaurant chains kept total restaurant industry traffic flat instead of declining in the April/May/June quarter while visits to independent restaurants declined by 2 percent, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Visits to major restaurant chains* remained flat in the second calendar quarter compared to same quarter year ago and small restaurant chain* traffic increased by 2 percent, according to NPD foodservice market research.