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October 2017

Provenance is the Most Important Characteristic for Australian Foodservice Consumers

When it comes to provenance, consumers aged 50 and over have a greater preference than the general population.

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August 2017

Global Toy Sales Grew by 3 Percent in the First Half of 2017, Reports The NPD Group

Toy industry sales are up 3 percent from January through June 2017 across the global markets

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June 2017

Millennials in Australia Visit Foodservice Establishments More than Any Other Generation, and Gen Z is Following in their Footsteps

Millennials visit restaurants and other foodservice outlets more frequently than any other age group in Australia, representing one-third of the overall traffic whilst accounting for only 23 percent of the Australian population, according to global information company The NPD Group.

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February 2017

Australia’s Foodservice Consumers are Spending More at Meal Occasions, but Doing it Differently than in Years Past

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December 2016

Australians are Increasingly Health Conscious, but Healthy Choices aren’t a Core Motivator for their Foodservice Visits, The NPD Group Finds

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October 2016

Alcoholic Beverage Servings at Australia’s Foodservice Outlets Reach Lowest Level in Seven Years, The NPD Group Reports

Alcoholic beverages have seen a sharp decline in servings within the Australian foodservice industry over the past seven years, and reached their lowest level in the year ending June 2016, according to global information company, The NPD Group’s CREST® foodservice market research, which continually tracks consumer use of foodservice outlets.

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April 2016

Weekday Lunch Visits Return to Growth in Australia as Economy Improves, According to NPD

Coinciding with the Australian unemployment rate reaching its lowest level in two years, the foodservice industry experienced growth in weekday lunch visits in 2015, according to global information company, The NPD Group’s CREST® foodservice market research.

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September 2015

Restaurant Visits in Australia Increase, with Greatest Growth Coming from Foodservice Industry’s Smallest Category

There were nearly 5 billion visits to Australian foodservice establishments totalling $43 billion in the 12 months ending March 2015, an increase of 2 percent over the same time period last year, according to The NPD Group’s CREST® foodservice market research.

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April 2015

Quick Service Restaurant Visits Around the Globe Reflect Local Consumer Sentiment Regardless of Economic Conditions

Visits to quick service restaurants, which represent the bulk of global foodservice traffic, were more a reflection of consumer sentiment than each country’s economic state in the fourth quarter of last year, according to NPD’s global foodservice market research.

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March 2015

Australia’s Restaurant Industry Grows in 2014, Though Families Continue to Pull Back on Visits, NPD Group Reports

Australia’s commercial restaurant industry grew 4 percent in 2014 compared to the prior year, driven more by average cheque size than by traffic, according to global information company The NPD Group. Visits were kept afloat by an increase in adult-only parties, while families declined.

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March 2014

Russia, Great Britain, and Australia Lead in Foodservice Traffic Growth in Last Quarter of 2013

A burgeoning foodservice market, nice weather, and an improved economy were factors contributing to foodservice traffic growth in Russia, Great Britain, and Australia, respectively, in the last calendar quarter of 2013, according to The NPD Group.

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June 2013

Australia, Canada, and China Post Foodservice Traffic Gains in First Quarter 2013; Visits Flat to Weak in Other Countries Across the Globe, Reports NPD

Australia, Canada, and China rang in 2013 with an increase in foodservice consumer visits as other countries across the globe experienced weak traffic growth in the first quarter of the year, according to The NPD Group, a leading global information company.

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August 2012

Video Games Platform Pricing: New Pattern Prices Declining More Slowly

Traditionally, we’ve seen pricing rise with the introduction of new home platforms and steadily decline throughout their life cycle. Looking at the current generation of platforms, we’ve seen a different pattern emerge, with prices falling at a much slower rate.

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January 2012

Australian Toy Industry Sales Generate $1.11 Billion In 2011

According to leading market research company, The NPD Group, Australia retail sales of toys generated $1.11 billion in 2011 compared to $1.09 million in 2010, a growth of 1 percent. While the value growth was marginal, unit sales were up 7 percent vs. 2010, driven by various strong performing lower priced items.

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