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The restaurant industry 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, staying on top of the latest restaurant industry trends 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.
June 9, 2021Plant-Based Protein Shipments to U.S. Restaurants and Foodservice Outlets Grew by 60% in April
June 9, 2021UEFA Euro 2020 : bar en journée et livraison en soirée Le ballon rond à l’heure du coup d’envoi de l’allègement des restrictions Covid-19
June 1, 2021Are You Paying Enough Attention to Pricing?
May 25, 2021The right bun makes the burger
May 21, 2021The Big Four in Canada Foodservice
May 18, 2021A Year into the Pandemic the Canadian Restaurant Industry is Learning to Pivot and Adapt Despite Significant Visit Loss
May 12, 2021Do you want cheese on your burger?
May 3, 2021Americans Love Hamburgers
April 23, 2021The Essential Three Ds in Foodservice
April 15, 2021What A Difference A Year Makes as U.S. Restaurant Chain Customer Transactions Begin to Recover
April 8, 2021See How We Helped a Manufacturer Find New Opportunities
April 7, 2021Dine-In Restaurant Visit Declines Soften in February When Restrictions in the Largest Canadian Provinces Were Eased
March 23, 2021Delivery, click & collect, deals, drive-thru, treating, and vegan: How COVID-19 has changed eating out over the last 12 months in the UK
March 10, 2021U.S. Restaurant Customer Transaction Declines Steepen in February as Severe Weather Sweeps Across the Country
March 8, 2021Which Comes First: The Chicken or the Burger?
March 4, 2021The Iconic Burger
March 3, 2021Challenges Facing Global Foodservice Industry in 2020 Spurred Significant Growth in Off-Premises Services, Reports The NPD Group
February 26, 2021Create an Effective Plan for Recovery and Growth
February 24, 2021China’s Booming Growth in Prepackaged Foods
February 22, 2021From Animal Meat to Fungi, U.S. Consumers Tap into A Host of Sources to Get More Protein into Their Diets
February 19, 2021Winning Consumer Spend in the New Normal
February 10, 2021Londoners Driving Trend for Delivery of Snacks and Coffee
February 8, 2021Despite Rising Restrictions, A Steady Flow of Canadian Consumers Turned to Their Favourite Restaurants in 2020
February 3, 2021Edurne Uranga joins The NPD Group as Head of Foodservice Spain
February 2, 2021Top Five Trends in Europe Foodservice to Watch for in 2021
January 12, 2021Restaurant Revival for Europe’s Big Six
January 7, 2021With Hope for Recovery in 2021, The U.S. Restaurant Industry Ends 2020 Making Its Way Out of the Steep Declines Caused by Pandemic
January 5, 202110 Consumer Trends We’re Watching in 2021
The Future of Plant-Based Snapshot
Benefit from a current and forward-looking view of how consumers source and consume meat and dairy alternatives. It’s the key to understanding today’s plant-based consumer, examining the drivers of alternative meat and dairy categories, and preparing for expected changes.Learn More Contact us
The Future of Dinner
Learn about the behaviors that will drive growth at dinner over the next five years in order so you can develop targeted products and determine the most effective ways to market them. Make confident, data-driven decisions with thorough, fact-based forecasts on how aging, macro-trends, and population shifts will affect food consumption in the future.Learn More Contact us
Whether you are looking to define your customer segments or refine them, we offer a deep look into purchasing trends by segment.Learn More Contact us
Future of Foodservice Snapshot: Restaurant Revival
The fallout from the COVID-19 public health crisis has hit the U.S. restaurant industry especially hard, and consumer behavior has changed dramatically over just a few months. The new Restaurant Revival Report helps you overcome uncertainty about what to expect in the coming year so you can prepare an effective plan for recovery and growth.Learn More Contact us
Eating Patterns in America, 36th Annual Edition, 2021
No other source tells you more about what Americans eat and drink… and how they think. Eating Patterns in America provides in-depth insight into actual consumption behavior — and, more importantly, it shows you how that behavior is changing over time. As the U.S. emerges from pandemic-related restrictions, only NPD shows the arc of food consumption: behavior and trends prior to COVID-19’s onset, how eating habits have been disrupted, and where it’s all heading.
Return to Workplace Report
The Return to Workplace Report follows the latest trends, tracking consumers who worked outside of the home prior to the pandemic and who have now begun to return to the workplace. It’s a new resource for guiding your decisions related to product, marketing, merchandising, and sales strategies so you can align with the consumer behavior changes in the new normal environment.Learn More Contact us
Driving Value Beyond Price
Explore consumers’ perceptions of value in foodservice and the price points at which their perceptions may be realized. This report provides new insight on the core motivations of consumers’ restaurant visits. It reveals not only the key areas of the restaurant experience to emphasize right now, but also the challenges that certain segments of the industry may face in driving value.Learn More Contact us
Plant-Based Proteins in Foodservice Report
See what’s spurring growth in plant-based alternatives to traditional meat and dairy categories and prepare for expected changes in the market, to ensure you stay steps ahead of your competitors.Contact us
Delivering Digital Convenience Report
Our new report, Delivering Digital Convenience, shows how consumers use and rate digital services from leading chains and third parties. It's a new resource to help you take advantage of the latest digital trends.Contact us
How do we help foodservice distributors, manufacturers, and operators navigate the new landscape? Just ask our clients.
“SupplyTrack is developed and tailored to how we want to see the market. Data drives insights, insights drive opportunities, and opportunities drive strategies. It is about materializing some of these numbers that we did not have visibility on.”
Vice President, Foodservice Sales, Sovena USA
“Supplytrack has changed our business by affording us the opportunity to be more informed and more delivered about the decisions we make.”
Chief Executive Officer, Ginsberg’s Foods
"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. "
Consumer Insights Director, Jack In The Box
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