Australia Toys: The State Of Play
2020 definitely has been an unusual year for the toys industry. In the first four months, dollar sales increased +17% whilst unit sales increased +0.7%. Average price grew +16%, from $15.30 to $17.77.
COVID-19 Impact on Foodservice in South Korea
During South Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak in February and March, the number of people eating out decreased, causing sharp declines in sales. On-premise dining was down, but the delivery market showed a noticeable increase.
Q4 2019 Foodservice Performance in Australia
In the last quarter of 2019, Australia was badly hit by the unprecedented bushfires; they continue to threaten the nation’s economy. The weak economic growth at the end of the year was also a result of lowered consumer confidence and demand across retail sectors — foodservice bucked the trend.
Food Quality Expectations Rise in Australia
In the past, food items that didn’t put quality first could still appeal to consumers as long as they were affordable. The game has changed — food quality has increased in importance to consumers in Australia every year over the past decade.
1% Spend Growth for Australia Foodservice in Q2
In Australia, Q2 foodservice consumer spending grew 1%. That was led by increased in visits and cheque, though cheque growth is trending below Consumer Price Index . Get the story.
What’s Hot in the Cooling Australian Toys Market?
Australia’s overall toy market declined in the first seven months of 2019, though the industry showed some signs of improvement in June and July, thanks to the mid-year toy sale. Want a closer look?
A Question of Loyalty
Foodservice loyalty programs give operators a way to engage with and learn about their customers — and keep them coming back.
Economic Concerns Impact Australia’s Foodservice Industry Traffic
Australia’s economy is expected to grow at 1.8%, which would mark the slowest rate of growth since 2009. Although employment levels have grown further and wage growth is starting to improve, consumer sentiment was noticeably softer than last year, posing some uncertainty on the outlook for household consumption.
Australia Video Games Market Overview Q1 2019
Q1 2019 may have been a flat quarter for Australia’s video games industry, but it was also the best-performing Q1 for video games accessories since we began tracking games in Australia!
Australia’s Caffeine Machine – Coffee Consumption in Foodservice
Discover the two menu items that accounted for almost all of the growth in Australia’s foodservice coffee market in 2018.
Australia Toys: The State of Play
In Australia, unit and dollar sales slipped in 2018 – toy unit sales declined 12%, and revenue fell 11%.
Australia Video Games 2018 Market Overview
Overall gaming market revenues in Australia were flat in 2018, but we noted major standouts in each category.
The State of Play: Toys in Australia
To monitor and report on what’s happening in this dynamic market, NPD collects point-of-sale information from all major toy retailers in Australia. Here’s a look at 2018 year-end results.
Snacking in Oz
The $7 billion between-meal snacking occasion has once again become a favourite amongst hungry and time-starved Australians.
Traffic and spending grow, but budget-minded consumers seek value
Australia’s economy is growing at a strong annual rate. Consumer sentiment has fallen to the lowest since November last year, though the overall index indicates consumers remain relatively optimistic.
Black Friday is becoming a force in Europe!
Looking back at 2017 Black Friday highlights can help set expectations for this year’s big day.
Australia and New Zealand Games Market Review
Total games industry sales have fallen recently in Australia and New Zealand, but accessories and game cards are surging, and leading game titles are still breaking records.
Foodservice AustraliaOut-of-Home Eating Trends, Second Quarter 2018
Older Millennials and the 50+ age group drove gains in foodservice. For both groups, conservative spending behaviour is a defining characteristic.
Getting to the Meat of the Matter in Australia’s Foodservice Industry
Nearly half of the 4.8 billion annual foodservice occasions in Australia include a meat product, and that number is growing. Here’s a closer look.
Play To Win: 15 Sports Across 19 Countries
Consumer spending in the global sports market is growing, and that means there is abundant opportunity for companies that know how to get the right products in the right places for the right people. See what we see — by country, by sport, by use, and more.
Global World Cup Insights
How is the Cup affecting the restaurant industry around the world? Which toys are benefitting? Which jersey is most popular? Discover The NPD Group's World Cup coverage from around the world.
Growth in afternoon snack stands out in Australian out-of-home market
Foodservice consumers remain conservative in terms of what they buy and how they buy it, but afternoon snack is booming, driven largely by supermarkets.
The Digital Age of Foodservice in Asia Pacific
Technology is enabling an unprecedented level of convenience for foodservice consumers and it's growing rapidly as digital convenience tools continue to evolve.
What’s on the Foodservice Horizon in 2018?
Consumer spending in the Australian foodservice industry increased by 2% in 2017, supported by increases in both visits and average cheque. Whilst this does mark a slowdown for overall industry growth, there were a number of bright spots in the market.
Digital Delivery Around the World
Over the past couple of years in the 13 global foodservice markets NPD tracks, digital delivery has been one business area growing steadily in every country.
Global Toy Industry Opportunities Amid Toys“R”Us Closure
The toy industry is reeling from the news of the Toys"R"Us closure, but this might be good news for some. Global toys expert Frédérique Tutt looks at which European players could benefit during this industry disruption.
Foodservice AustraliaOut-of-Home Eating Trends, Fourth Quarter 2017
Spend increased, due exclusively to average cheque. Visit growth stalled. However, both quick service restaurants and retail posted modest traffic gains.
Post-Toy Fair Blues
Globally, fewer toys were sold during Holiday 2017 than 2016. Why? How can this be overturned? Frédérique Tutt explores how parents shopped, and what opportunities lie between the challenges facing the toy industry today.
The Digital Age of Foodservice in Asia Pacific
In just 10 slides, discover the impact of technology on foodservice, including insights into the digital consumer, the changing competitive landscape, and what the future holds.
Toy Sales Globally and in the U.S. Both Grow by 1 Percent in 2017, Reports The NPD Group
On par with the world’s collective performance, toy sales in the United States, the world’s largest toy market, grew by 1 percent to $20.7 billion in 2017
The NPD Group’s Ciara Clancy to Provide Insights on the Digital Foodservice Consumer at First-Ever QSR Media Asia Detpak Conference
QSR Media Asia is organizing its first-ever QSR Media Asia Detpak Conference & Awards 2018 for international brand owners.
Foodservice Australia The Delivery Market Down Under
One trend worth watching to make smarter business decisions is the rise of delivery in Australia. Here’s a look at our latest insights
Foodservice Australia: Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Third Quarter 2017
With the overall economic picture still mixed in Australia – GDP up, but real wages growing slowly – consumers remain cautious, a trend reflected in the foodservice sector.
Rise of Australian Retail – Foodservice Meals and Snacks
Take a glance at the rise of Australian Retail
Video Games Australia
The reliable industry data and the know-how to separate passing fads from solid trends you need to keep your footing in the competitive world of video games.
Toys AustraliaThe State of Play
The most up-to-date sales data and deep industry analysis to help you succeed in the Australian toy market.
Foodservice Australia Tracking Food Attributes in Australia
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Foodservice Australia Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Second Quarter 2017
Foodservice spend up in Australia
Foodservice Australia Out-of-Home Eating Trends, First Quarter 2017
Australian families drive growth in foodservice as overall industry slows
Tracking Australia's Toy Market
Here’s a look at what we’re watching right now.
Foodservice Australia Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Fourth Quarter 2016
Australia’s foodservice industry affected by cautious consumer outlook
Premiumization, delivery, Millennials, and more: Forecasts in foodservice
NPD analysts look at trends in the global foodservice markets in a video presentation from the Sirha Lyon 2017 conference.
Foodservice Australia Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Third Quarter 2016
Third Quarter 2016 – Broad economic gains also felt in Australia’s foodservice industry
Q4 2015 Foodservice Global Executive Topline
The Australia economy continued to expand at a moderate pace.
Driving Millennial Traffic
See how much Millennials’ visits matter to Quick Service Restaurants, which daypart they own, how their average cheque measures up to other consumer groups’ spending, and more.