For more than 30 years, The NPD Group has tracked the foodservice and restaurant industry daily. We are the leading source for trends, performance indicators, and market sizing, with insights that span the entire supply chain, from manufacturers to distributors to operators.
In 2009, we expanded our global footprint to Australia with the launch of our flagship information service for the foodservice industry. CREST® (Consumer Reports on Eating Share Trends) offers insight on consumer purchases of commercially-prepared meals and snacks. It tracks purchases in the commercial restaurant industry, as well as ready-to-eat foods/beverages purchased from convenience and grocery stores.
Over 60,000 consumer visits to commercial and non-commercial foodservice establishments are continually and rigorously tracked each year in Australia. CREST provides manufacturers and operators with market dynamics from the consumer perspective, allowing them to monitor the total foodservice industry or specific segments, categories, chains, or food items. It tracks consumer foodservice usage in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Pilot programs recently have been completed in Brazil, Mexico, and New Zealand.
We can also combine these robust data assets and our industry expertise and with your own data or third-party data to address your unique business questions and issues.