Fast Casual Dining Drives Foodservice at 10.4 Percent Growth in 2015

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global market
research company
Euromonitor International released today new
consumer foodservice industry data. According to the new research,
consumer foodservice sales grew 5.7 percent globally in 2015, improving
on last year’s growth rate of 5.3 percent. Fast casual dining was the
strongest growing segment across the industry at 10.4 percent,
increasing USD $3.4 billion from 2014 to 2015.

“Consumers are shifting their dining preferences, especially in
developed markets,” Elizabeth Friend, consumer foodservice strategy
analyst at Euromonitor International, said. “Coffee shops, for example,
saw a high increase in sales last year, which shows that the dining-out
culture is continuing to evolve toward more modern, premium, casual and
social experiences.”

Asian restaurants followed fast casual dining at 9.3 percent growth,
reflecting the significance of the Chinese market. China continues to be
the largest market for consumer foodservice with sales totalling USD
$617 billion, growing 9.5 percent from 2014 to 2015 despite the market’s
slow down.

Online orders have become popular in China, Israel and South Korea where
more than 60 percent of home delivery sales were ordered online.
Globally, China placed the most fast food orders online at 26 percent
compared to the U.S. where online fast food sales were less than 1
percent in 2015.

“China was the true growth leader during the year and we expect it to
continue to offer strong growth opportunities ahead, albeit within the
context of very high competition. Over the forecast period [2015 to
2020], more growth is projected in China than we saw in the previous
five years,” Friend says.

From 2015 to 2020, China is forecast to achieve USD $235 billion in new
foodservice sales, followed by the U.S. and India with forecast USD
$48.8 billion and $35.7 billion, respectively.

To learn more about Euromonitor consumer foodservice research visit: http://www.euromonitor.com/consumer-foodservice

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