Trends

Local Markets – The Winning Formula

Local Markets – The Winning Formula

Staying connected with customers, day & night delivering relevant and exciting experiences for all.

Australia’s Local Markets are leading the way when it comes to Remaining Relevant and Delivering Unique Food Experiences.  Where other precincts are trying to figure out how to evolve and expand their F&B offer, the best of Australia’s markets have been doing just that for over a century.  Their experience is well worth studying in order to understand how to deliver the best of Food and Hospitality – authenticity, sociability, repeat visitation, enjoyment and fun – to your project. 

Supermarket Trends Target Café & Dining Menus

Supermarket Trends Target Café & Dining Menus

Here at Future Food, we study trends and changes taking place in the exciting world of food and hospitality.  None is more exciting or challenging for retail food operators that the endless growth in prepared food furnishing the shelves of our supermarkets.  Maybe Australia is just catching-up with supermarkets globally or waking-up to the fact that people want convenience, value and freshness, something that supermarkets are good at delivering.

Food Halls - I'm Here for the Experience

Food Halls - I'm Here for the Experience

Food Halls are not just food courts in different guise.  They are new food destinations that are exciting consumers around the world by putting food, design and experience first.  These new dining meccas are all about hospitality - built on a strategy of the structure of traditional food courts and the success of Eataly and the great food markets of the world. All of this is informed by understanding the importance of modern biophilic design principles which are aimed at enhancing the well-being of users through “green-place” features.

Recognising Disappointment

Recognising Disappointment

Last week, I wrote about authenticity – how customers are looking for an authentic and positive food and beverage experience. This leads to the simple conclusion about the Business of Food: Retailers can only maximise sales and generate profit if the product is great. Sales are driven by satisfaction.