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Top 2023 Food & Beverage Industry Trends

December 20, 2022

Do a deep dive into food and beverage trends, operational know-how, demographic data, and more in Nestlé Professional’s 2023 report.

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What’s Inside

  • Trend 1: Through the Ages
  • Trend 2: A High-Touch Industry Embraces High Tech
  • Trend 3: United Plates of America
  • Trend 4: Brewing All-day Coffee Sales
  • Trend 5: Appetites for Healthy Menus
  • Trend 6: Solutions for Labor Shortages
  • Trend 7: Obstacles, Opportunity, and the Road Ahead
  • Conclusion: Solid Foundation, Strong Future

Foodservice growth is projected for 2023. This full-industry Trend Report shares what operators will want to know about making it happen, including:

  • How to court and cater to the tastes of Gen Z consumers, a demographic group with big spending potential
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Demographics

Learn what matters to all demographic groups and how to appeal to win their loyalty.

  • The profit-minded opportunities of all-day coffee sales and how specialty beverages play into the picture
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47% of guests say that beverage offerings are very important to them when deciding which restaurants to visit for meals.1

  • Smart strategies to lower staff turnover, boost morale, and improve job satisfaction
  • Foods, preparations, and cuisines that are on the menu hot list
  • Restaurant technology that solves operational issues and improves the bottom line
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Global diversity

Global diversity is enlivening menus across all segments. Learn about up-and-coming cuisines and ingredients.

  • What diners believe healthy and mindful eating means to their lifestyles and meal choices
  • Opportunities to build, expand, and invigorate businesses and revenue streams
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50% of operators are planning to deploy automation and labor-saving technologies in the next two to three years.3

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Attract and Retain Great Teams

Automation can only do so much to ease the labor crunch. Find out how to attract and retain great teams.

Sources: 1. Technomic Beverage Study (2020); 2. Restaurant Business, A Closer Look at Menu Trends Spotted at the National Restaurant Association Show (2022); 3. Restaurant Dive (2021).

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