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The foodservice landscape is shifting around the globe. The supply chain is evolving, consumer needs and tastes are changing, the channels offering foodservice are plentiful, and technology is enabling convenience and service at the speed of light. Whether you’re a foodservice distributor, manufacturer, or operator, navigating the new landscape can be a challenge—but that’s where we come in. We’ve been tracking every aspect of the industry for more than 40 years, from sizing gaps and opportunities, to assessing your market share, to determining what operators actually buy, and tracking consumer purchasing trends over time.

Our Customers

How do we help foodservice distributors, manufacturers, and operators navigate the new landscape? Just ask our clients.

Manufacturers

"Whenever we’re putting our strategic plans together we use NPD's SupplyTrack. It gives us a perspective on which segments we should target, the different products we need to focus on, where we have holes in our portfolio, and what are the things we need to innovate around."

Justin Davis Senior Manager, Foodservice Insights & Strategy, Tyson Foods

Distributors

"NPD's SupplyTrack offers the complete view of what’s going on either at a national or regional level. "

Dave West Senior Director, Category Management, Sysco

Operators

"NPD’s Checkout analysis was helpful to understand how our customers were using a category of products at Limited Service Restaurants and at Jack in the Box. As a result of the analysis, we identified an important area of opportunity for our teams to focus on, in order to grow visits to Jack in the Box. "

Patricia Chou Consumer Insights Director, Jack In The Box

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Solutions

CREST®

CREST®

CREST monitors 400,000 consumer visits to commercial and non-commercial foodservice locations, tracking the total foodservice industry and specific segments, categories, chains, and food items in the U.S. and around the world.

Checkout

Checkout

Checkout is the gold standard consumer receipt panel for understanding consumer behavior in foodservice. We classify all foodservice items into an industry standard hierarchy and actively code the menus of 21+ chains.

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Future Views

Future Views

Understand your competitive landscape as you identify new opportunities and whitespace, with timely, accurate, and reliable information from SupplyTrack, ReCount, and CREST.

QSR Market Monitor

QSR Market Monitor

See what motivates consumers to visit QSR restaurants, with insight into brand/advertising awareness, ad ratings and recall, cross-chain purchasing, recency of visit, and customer satisfaction.

ReCount®

ReCount®

Identify restaurants in the U.S. and Canada with the greatest potential to use your products, with in-depth information about restaurant units, convenience stores, and non-commercial locations.

SalesTrack®

SalesTrack®

Based on actual sales data in the U.S. and Canada, NPD’s foodservice benchmarking service reports monthly and weekly total system sales, branded units, and same-store sales trends.

SupplyTrack®

SupplyTrack®

Track every product shipped from leading distributors to operators, with detailed information on categories, brands, items, product attributes, and operator segments. View market trends and measure performance, to inform your sales strategies. 

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