Foodservice – Performance Differs by Region

In Europe, total visits to foodservice establishments represent 176 per capita for Italy, falling to 142 for the UK, 137 in Spain, 108 in Germany, 89 in France and 83 in Russia, according to the latest figures by Leatherhead Food Research.

The UK foodservice industry is worth over GBP44bn, while food sales are worth GBP33bn of this figure. Lunchtime occasions account for 45% of food sales, ahead of breakfast (9%) but behind the evening meal (46%). As statistic show, breakfast is the key growth area at present.

Yum!Brands declines in China

The producer of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell has met many difficulties on one of its core expansion markets, China. The challenges are even more significant, considering that Yum sees China as the perfect platform for growth, in the hopes of becoming the number one foodservice operator on emerging markets. According to company financial results, China Division sales and profits were significantly impacted by adverse publicity surrounding Avian flu, as well as the residual effect of the December poultry supply incident. Same-store sales declined 20% in this country. June same-store sales declined an estimated 10% for the China Division, improving from a 19% decline in May. This included an estimated decline of 13% at KFC and 6% growth at Pizza Hut Casual Dining. June sales are included in the China Division’s third-quarter results. Worldwide system sales grew 1%, prior to foreign currency translation, including 6% at Yum! Restaurants Interna...

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