July 2018

e-Newsletter Food Industry Foresight
  JULY 2018
In this issue:
NEW Market Insights Planning Tool
Mobile apps, digital menu inputs and more on show at massive US food industry trade event
Scrambled egg substitute?! It's here, as producers push benefits of plant-based protein
Latest Report Updates
 

Free invitation to try our Business Leaders Mentoring Program

 

NEW Market Insights Planning Tool

FI Foresight is committed to making it easy for you to choose the research options which best suit your requirements from the full range of services we offer. One way to do this is to download our new Research Planner – a useful tool designed to facilitate forward planning and show what market data is available. 

What data do you need to support your marketing plans?

 

 

Mobile apps, digital menu inputs and more on show at massive US food industry trade event

 

Back from attending the world's largest foodservice trade event - the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago - FI Foresight Director Rod Fowler reports on the technological innovations on display.


From mobile apps utilising Artificial Intelligence and interactive POS systems to facial recognition software, digital menu inputs and more, there was plenty to see. While most of this tech has yet to penetrate the mainstream marketplace, many of the innovations on show will soon be making their way to our shores, if they're not already here.

 

 

Scrambled egg substitute?! It's here, as producers push benefits of plant-based protein

The rise in awareness of environmental sustainability issues, the desire of many consumers to reduce the amount of saturated fat in their diets, and the need for foodservice operators to keep their ingredients costs down are all factors driving a new approach to plant-based proteins – as exemplified by the wide range on display at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show.

 

Vegan sausages, soy and nut burgers, and even a scrambled egg substitute made from mung beans and turmeric were all showcased this year, with exhibitors pushing their benefits not just for vegetarian customers but as everyday menu additions and back of house ingredients for the commercial kitchen.

 

Certainly there is proven marketplace potential for such products – and not just in the US. 

 

 

Latest Research Updates

For subscribers to the Australian Foodservice Market:

  • Market Outlook Report - April 2018
  • Outlet Numbers Database and Analysis Report  -  due end of July

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NEW FOODSERVICE BUSINESS LEADERS MENTORING GROUP

If you’re looking to stay abreast of the latest foodmarket insights, analysis and information, there’s a way of doing so which is low-cost, informal, friendly and personal … and that’s by attending FI Foresight’s monthly Foodservice Business Leaders Mentoring Group.

Attendance is open to all interested food industry professionals and not only does the Mentoring Group give you the opportunity to glean valuable information from our latest market research reports – it’s also the ideal occasion to informally network with others in your industry and share insights.


You can register now to attend the next session.

 

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