Food for thought: Operators are adapting to rising demand for healthy and high-quality options

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Consumer health awareness has transformed the Fast Food Services industry over the past five years. Industry demand has been affected by increased awareness about the nutritional content of fast food and a conscious effort by consumers to choose healthier options. Industry operators have responded by introducing a range of healthier, premium choices with less fat, sugar and salt. This change in consumer preferences has also led to an influx of new operators offering higher quality fast-food options. Growing industry participation, combined with rising prices as demand for premium products increases, is expected to drive revenue growth of 3.0% over 2016-17. Revenue is forecast to rise by an annualised 3.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $19.3 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Growth in the Fast Food Services industry has been strong over the past five years. The industry is expected to fare well over the five years through 2016-17, with revenue forecast to rise by an annualised 3.9%. Revenue is forecast to grow by 3.0% over 2016-17, to reach $19.3 billion. Increasing public awareness of the importance of a balanced diet has subdued revenue growth from traditional fast food outlets, while a range of healthier fast-food options has provided some expansion opportunities. Consumers have revised their fast-food eating habits and operators have responded by expanding healthy ranges and introducing new products. Tre..

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What is the Fast Food Services Industry?

Industry firms primarily provide fast food, such as burgers, pizza, sandwiches and sushi, to takeaway for immediate consumption. Customers order or select items and pay before eating. Food is usually provided in takeaway containers or packaging, and is consumed on the premises, taken away, or delivered. The industry also includes fast food sold in food halls and food courts.

Industry Products
Chicken-based fast food
Sandwiches, salads and juices
Desserts and confectionery
Other fast food
Industry Activities
Cooked chicken retailing
Pizza retailing
Hamburger retailing
Fish and chips retailing
Sandwich retailing
Juice bar operation
Mobile food van operation
Sushi retailing
Takeaway food retailing
Ice cream retailing

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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