In light of recent challenges in the foodservice industry – from a shortage of raw materials, to inflation, and the labour crunch – strategies for the future must turn these headwinds into opportunities. This is made even more pertinent in the aftermath of the pandemic, at various stages across Asia; for instance, Southeast Asia’s recovering economies and China’s zero-COVID goal. QSRs must review their value proposition, leverage food-on-demand and revisit strategies for in-store hospitality.
The 2nd Global Food Security & Sustainability Summit 2022, would be one of the most important events ever held to address the critical issues of food security from the local to the global level, and from an interdisciplinary and systemic food systems perspective.
Organised by KOTRA, SEOUL FOOD is reputed as the most professional and high quality B2B F&B exhibition in Korea and the No.1 exhibition where professionals from all over the world visit.
The emergence of virtual kitchens as a vital part of the restaurant industry has brought rapid change, new challenges, and great opportunities to an industry looking for solutions as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ahead of the future strengthened trading relationship between the UK and Australia, Austrade together with the FDF would like to explore opportunities, gaps and trends across food and drink in both countries.
Chile’s distinctive and resilient market environment is enabling fast recovery in consumer foodservice. Differences with other Latin American markets - such as market fragmentation, average value spent per transaction, total transaction numbers - position Chile to be the best performing post-pandemic market in the region.
The hospitality sector is being transformed as a result of the global pandemic, with consumers expecting heightened cleanliness and safety measures, purpose-driven services and products, bespoke experiences and more responsible business operations supportive of social and environmental causes.
From menu changes to increased cost of goods, challenges pertaining to the supply chain crisis remain one of the biggest issues for the QSR and fast casual restaurant industry this year, forcing many chains to transform how they operate and seek technologies to mitigate pressures.
Recent reports suggest that Amazon is trialling a service similar to Instacart in the UK, providing third party delivery fulfilment to at least two major supermarket chains and same-day delivery for its Amazon Prime customers. While Amazon has yet to confirm any details, the move makes sense, given the logistics giant’s capabilities and long history of operating third party ordering and logistics networks.