Australia, Canada, and China Post Foodservice Traffic Gains in First Quarter 2013


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. The weakness in visits to restaurants and other foodservice outlets experienced in Continental Europe the last quarter of 2012 continued into the first quarter of this year and was augmented with soft traffic in North America and Japan, reports NPD’s CREST, which continually tracks commercial foodservice usage in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Published by Stephanie To