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3D Food Printing and other strange stuff

March 2017

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN FOODSERVICE IN THE FUTURE? As we enter a new era of increased automation, with robotics, artificial intelligence, molecular sensors, the internet of things and much more, all set to become commonplace, there will be major impacts on industry, and foodservice will be no exception. Success in the foodservice future will be contingent upon our ability to adapt to these emerging technologies and capitalise on the new opportunities they offer and avoid mistakes.

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Visit from Italian Trade Minister

March 2017

Sissel Rosengren meeting Hon. Ivan Scalfarotto (R), Deputy Trade Minister leading a delegation from Italy.

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Event Preview

A preview of the up-coming "Future in Foodservice event happening at the Australian Museum in April.

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Future in Foodservice Seminar

February 2017

A new event from Food Industry Foresight looking into evolving technologies and digital disruption in the Foodservice Industry. Save the date: Monday, 3rd April, 2017 at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

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Future in Foodservice - Inaugural FI Foresight Seminar Set for 2017

If you’re in Sydney, mark the date of 3 April 2017 on your calendar right now – because that’s when the inaugural Future in Foodservice seminar is set to be held! The first in a planned series of regular annual events, the half-day event theme will be ‘Future in Foodservice’.

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What Makes Australia's Foodservice Market Special

“More than anywhere else, Australia embraces a vast number of cuisines and eating out options – but we identify all these as ours, rather than seeing them as offering foreign food,” points out FI Foresight Managing Director Sissel Rosengren. In fact Australians’ propensity to eat out is second highest in the world – only Singapore is higher among developed foodservice markets. And independent restaurants, cafés and eateries still make up the bulk of our volume dining – in contrast to the UK or US, where franchises and chains predominate across the café, QSR and middle range restaurant sectors.

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Breakfast and Brunch Trending Bigger on the Café Market Menu

The growth we’re now seeing in the breakfast sector – in excess of a three per cent share of total dining out – is a sign of increased consumer confidence as we come out of many years of a highly volatile market. “Breakfast is a good segment to track in terms of how the market is doing overall,” explains Sissel Rosengren. “When discretionary spending is tight, breakfast is typically the first meal segment to suffer. But right now cafés as well as restaurants to a lesser degree, which wouldn’t have opened for breakfast in the past are doing so, because the trade is too good to pass up. Particularly in places like Perth, eating out for breakfast is becoming part of the cultural fabric.”

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We have moved - but not far!

November 2016

Food Industry Foresight have moved offices - but only within the same building. We are now on the 2nd floor, Suite 204, 121 Walker St, North Sydney.

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The Perils of Skewed Sampling

October 2016

THERE ARE plenty of market research reports floating around the internet, but it pays to check their source and sampling before you jump to any conclusions. Some organisations are providing superficial research and anecdotal data which purport to offer insights that aren’t really there. For example, a skewed survey sample size can lead to misleading results.

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New In-Depth Report to Look at Foodservice's Use of Digital Platforms

October 2016

FOLLOWING ON from our inaugural report on social media completed last year, FI FORESIGHT is pioneering an in-depth report to look at the way the Australian foodservice market is utilising digital media.

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Qualitative Vs Quantitative Data - The Need For Both

October 2016

WE BUILD up in-depth market research insights using a combination of qualitative and quantitative data. It’s important to use both methodologies, as the information you gain through the qualitative studies helps to verify the quantitative data. But for those new to market research, the similarity in these names can be confusing.

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The Australian Foodservice Market is Unique

October 2016

DID YOU KNOW Australia’s Foodservice market is distinctively different from that of other major western markets such as the UK or the US? While it may be tempting for some manufacturers and marketers – especially those with operations or head offices in those countries – to compare them with Australia, it’s more important to contrast them with our market. The Australian market has evolved over many decades and has its own particular demographics.

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2015-16 Market Size Estimates Released

June 2016

Our latest market size estimates for all eleven product categories for the Australian Foodservice Market have been released today.

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Bob & Pete's 100% Yum Rely on FIF Market Research

June 2016

David Ferreira is Marketing Manager at Bob & Pete’s 100% Yum, which makes and distributes more than 400 varieties of fresh-baked pastries, bread, cakes, muffins, pastries and bakery goods for foodservice outlets in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, NSW Central Coast and rural areas.

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New Social Media in Foodservice Report

April 2016

We have released a new report covering the use of Social Media for Sales and Marketing in the Australian Foodservice Market. This report is available to all subscribers to our Australian Foodservice Continuous Information Service.

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Coffee & Beverages Bulletin 2016

May 2016

Essential Tracking Research For the Coffee and Beverage Markets has revealed some important changes.

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FI Foresight Invests in New Data Modelling Platform

March 2016

FI FORESIGHT is making a major investment in a new data modelling platform, which gives us the capability to analyse and view data correlations faster than ever before. In practical terms this means we will be able to process larger volumes of more complex data.

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30% Decline in Away From Home consumption of all espresso based coffees

March 2016

Did you know there has been a 30% decline in the total consumption of all espresso based coffees in the 'Away from Home' market?

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Kickoff 2016!

January 2016

2016 is already here and we are in full swing with field work for a number of 2016 research projects. Have you logged in to your research portal lately? Important updates were released just before the end of 2015.

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Coffee & Beverage Annual Tracking Study

December 2015

The Food Industry Foresight Annual Tracking Study for Coffee & Beverages has been released and contains six separate volumes covering Coffee and Beverage consumption At Home, At Work and Away from Home.

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Treasury Secretary Speech reinforces our Market Outlook

November 2015

Treasury Secretary speech to Sydney business economists forecasting conference is consistent with our recent Market Outlook released this week.

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Economic Outlook for the Foodservice Market Released

November 2015

This week has seen the release of our Economic Outlook for the Australian Foodservice Market. This report exposes a continuous decline in net disposable income per head over the past 12 quarters. That is 3 years

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Food Industry Foresight now on LinkedIn

November 2015

Follow us on LinkedIn. Stay up to date and follow the latest news about Food Industry Foresight and our market research updates.

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Our First Birthday

October 2015

Food Industry Foresight turns ONE today! It is already one year ago today since we took over the Foodservice Market Research unit from BIS Shrapnel.

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FIF in the Media

October 2015

ABC 7:30 Report visited our office to seek comment on changing aspects of the Fast Food Market in Australia.

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Why Utilise Market Research?

October 2015

VALUED AT AROUND AUD $45 billion at consumer prices, the Australian foodservice market is vibrant, sophisticated and growing. No wonder then that the many businesses which together comprise the foodservice supply chain are eager to capitalise upon the opportunities Australia’s market offers. But for these food and beverage suppliers, distributors, brand marketers, logistics and procurement businesses, not to mention the numerous commercial and institutional foodservice sector chains and independents, identifying these opportunities is far from a straightforward matter.

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Tip Top Playing to Win - With Research

October 2015

Tim Lucas oversees marketing for Tip Top Foodservice which is part of the bakeries division within George Weston Foods and makes up 20 per cent of its business.

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New enhanced Australian Foodservice launched

July 2015

We have today launched a new enhanced Australian Foodservice Report service.

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We now accept credit card or Paypal payments

May 2015

When you need to get one of our reports quickly, you can now pay by credit card to get instant access.

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FSAA Gets a new Chairman

December 2014

Our Managing Director, Sissel Rosengren, has been voted in as the new Chairman of the Foodservice Suppliers Association.

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FI Foresight Open for Business

December 2014

We have moved into our new office in North Sydney.

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Foodservice Market Research Firm Launched

October 2014

The team responsible for BIS Foodservice has acquired the business unit from BIS Shrapnel and relaunched it as a dedicated foodservice market research company named Food Industry (FI) Foresight.

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BIS Shrapnel sells off Foodservice Arm

October 2014

BIS Foodservice, part of business research and forecasting company BIS Shrapnel, has been sold to a team headed up by Sissel Rosengren (pictured right), for many years the senior manager - food and beverages for BIS Foodservice, and relaunched as a dedicated market research company, Food Industry Foresight.

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Foodservice Australia brings Magic to Sydney

May 2014

Foodservice Australia will be back in Sydney with a vengeance in May, looking to stamp its authority on the food show circuit.

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GFC proves a winner for Fast Food Outlets

October 2013

The global financial crisis (GFC) has seen Australians opt for fast food outlets over their independent counterparts, and BIS Foodservice’s Fast Food 2013 Report Series has found they are most popular with mid-to-high income earning women.

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Going for coffee is the new cigarette break

July 2013

As smoking rates plummet across the country, Australian consumers have adopted caffeine as their new daily habit, now spending more than $9 billion a year for a fix of the world’s second-most popular drug.

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Australian Foodservice Market to Grow

July 2012

Consumers are now demanding red meat more often while swapping three courses for two; café chains are on the increase while independent cafés are falling; and retailers are now cooking from scratch more often to save on costs as 2011 again proved to be a difficult year for the foodservice industry.

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Foodservice gateway - Tracing the Trends

August 2010

With more than 20 years experience in marketing research and industry forecasting Sissel Rosengren from BIS Shrapnel has a unique insight into the global foodservice industry.

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