A report on the Irish foodservice industry, which is currently valued at €6.07bn at consumer prices, was published at the annual Bord Bia foodservice seminar on Wednesday, 6th November.
The Foodservice Channel Insights Report highlights the fact that Fast Food continues to dominate Irish foodservice channels and that although price is still a venue differentiator for today’s value-conscious consumer, diners are also looking for excitement and new product offerings when eating out. Further growth of the market will rely on operators revitalising the dining out experience, whilst maintaining a sense of familiarity.
The fifth Bord Bia foodservice seminar was attended by over 200 Irish food suppliers and foodservice trade buyers. The delegates learned that Irish consumers have traded down in terms of their meal options and that lower transaction spend is motivating venue choice.
Bord Bia also published its Irish Foodservice Market Directory 2013 at the event. Aimed at providing companies with key background information on potential foodservice customers, the directory includes detailed profiles of over 100 operators and wholesale distributors. Reflecting the growing cross-over between retail and foodservice markets, particularly in the area of food-to-go, the 2013 Directory includes profiles for a number of Forecourt Convenience retailers.
To download copies of the speaker presentations from the seminar, or for online versions of the foodservice reports, click here.
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