Taco Bell's controversial decision to slash customer favorites including potatoes and Nachos Supreme from the menu is paying off for the chain.
 The Global Food Service Market Research Report 2019 can be stated as the finished package that assists in facilitation of growth of market.The report comprises of complete, accurate and detailed studies and sub-studies.The reader can prove beneficial with the help of ingenious and comprehensive data included in the report to be discussed on global level.Key Player Mentioned: McDonald's, Restaurant Brands International, Sodexo, Starbucks, Yum!Brands, Aramark, Compass Group North America, Domino's, Dicos, In-N-Out Burger, The Little Caesars, Jollibee Foods, Mr. Lee's, White Castle Management, Carl's Junior Restaurant, American Dairy Queen, MOS Food Services, Services Group of AmericaRequest Sample Copy at: https://introspectivemarketresearch.com/request/4540The Market study report involves an evaluation of the sector.It's also united with tables and charts to allow readers to find a better view of the industry.Product Segment Analysis: Conventional Foodservice System, Centralized Food Service System, Ready-Prepared Foodservice System, Assembly Serve Foodservice SystemApplication Segment Analysis: Application A, Application B, Application CRegional Segment Analysis: North America (U.S.; Canada; Mexico), Europe (Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Russia; Spain etc.This study on Food Service market can be used for key decision making because it is important and beneficial in supporting opportunity identification and development.Key questions answered in this report: • Which segments will perform well in the Food Service market over the forecasted years?• What are the major end results and effects of the five strengths study of industry?
E-commerce accounts for around 11% of all retail sales in the U.S., but it’s growing much faster than brick-and-mortar sales, going up 14.8% this year versus a mere 1.9% for physical retail, according to eMarketer.So to better compete today and in the future, retailers are now investing in more advanced tools not just to figure out more about what’s selling best, when and where, but how to serve individuals better — in essence, to provide the same kind of help, recommendations, discounts and communication with shoppers that online portals like Amazon provides.Punchh, a company that got its start in loyalty cards (hence the name) but has since expanded into a wider world of analytics and customer personalization to tap into that trend, is today announcing that it has raised $40 million to continue expanding its business.The funding is being led by Adams Street Partners and Sapphire Ventures (which also led its previous round of $30 million in April 2018), with AllianceBernstein also participating.(To be clear, CEO and founder Shyam Rao said the exact number wasn’t being disclosed, but he did say it was “well north” of multiples of its last valuation, which was around $100 million.PitchBook has filled in the blanks: A first close of this round this summer, for just over $35 million, came in at a pre-money valuation of $300 million, which would make this about $340 million.)
KFC, which had been sitting out the burger-based meatless movement so far, launches into the alternative protein fray this week with the first faux chicken product from Beyond Meat.The product will test in one Atlanta restaurant, with nuggets and boneless wings, as a gauge for a broader potential rollout.In adding Beyond Fried Chicken to its menu, KFC becomes the first national fast food chain to serve plant-based chicken.The chain, in making its own cheeky pitch on Twitter, said of its chicken-free “chicken”: “It’s confusing, but it’s also delicious.”It’s Kentucky Fried Chicken but it’s made with @BeyondMeat.— KFC (@kfc) August 26, 2019
The advances that technology has made have been incredibly beneficial to our productivity and efficiency.But, as a result, we want and expect to have everything within the reach of our fingertips, no matter what the service or product might be.This, along with the increased usage of personal electronic devices, has contributed to the massive growth of delivery businesses all over the world.SOURCE: OFCOM.ORGOne of the fastest-growing areas for delivery services has been in the food industry.We can’t live without food and, thanks to our recently developed need for instant gratification, food delivery services have skyrocketed in popularity over the last couple of decades.Even more interesting is the way in which this market constantly evolves, spreading itself all over the world and competing globally for customers.Before the smartphone boom, people would have to call a business to order food.Now, thanks to advances in mobile technology and the widespread development of on-demand delivery apps, people can quickly and easily place orders online and have their food delivered wherever and whenever they wish.Greg Creed, CEO of Yum Brands (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and WingStreet), had this to say about how delivery services have impacted their growth strategy:“We’ve got to find ways to make it easier for customers to get to our brands.We do that two ways: We build more units, but we also look at delivery as a way to get our food to customers in their homes.
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Technology investors, tasting an opportunity to capitalize on the triple threat of malnutrition, resource scarcity and pollution brought on by the increasing globalization and industrialization of food, are investing billions into startup companies pitching alternative sources of sustenance.The Not Company, with its headquarters twenty-two minutes from downtown Santiago in the southeastern corner of the city, may seem like an unlikely rising contender in this multi-billion dollar business of food replacement; but it’s from there that chief executive Matias Muchnick and his two co-founders are plotting to bring the potential benefits of this food revolution to Latin America — and eventually the world.“I went to Berkeley and decided to go to the biochemistry department and really try to understand the data and the science,” Muchnick says.At the heart of The Not Company’s work, like its incredibly well-funded, once-troubled US-based competitor Just (which was formerly known as Hampton Creek) is a machine learning technology that maps the similarities between the genetic properties of plants and their corollaries in animals.To understand how problems of malnutrition play out in emerging markets, it helps to look at the changing fortunes of companies like Nestle, General Mills, Pepsico and fast food purveyors like McDonalds and Yum Brands (the owners of KFC).Already nearly ubiquitous in the US and Europe, large multinational food companies are turning to emerging markets for growth, and pitching products and business models designed to appeal to low income consumers.
Brands, the fast food giant comprised of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has selected WPP’s Wavemaker as its media agency of record in Canada, following a review which included incumbent Mediacom.Wavemaker will be responsible for digital, programmatic, search, social, television, radio and out-of-home media planning and buying across all three brands.Grip Limited continues to serve as creative agency for Yum!Brands Canada, while Edeleman provides communications services.WPP founded Wavemaker through the merger of its MEC and Maxus agencies last September.“KFC and Wavemaker meshed culturally and strategically from day one of the RFP process,” KFC Canada CMO Samantha Redman said in a statement.
McDonald's still has the upper hand — but with the Grubhub deal, KFC and Taco Bell have a major opportunity to enter the fast-food deliver war.McDonald's made a major delivery push in 2017, going from a handful of locations testing delivery to roughly 5,000 locations delivering orders via UberEATS.McDonald's is modernizing — and has a huge advantage on speedMcDonald's delivery drive is part of CEO Steve Easterbrook's' more general efforts to modernize the brand, with initiatives such as adding kiosks to stores and rolling out mobile orderings.By partnering with UberEATS, McDonald's gained access to a sleek, super-modern delivery interface.According to the company, customers tend to spend more and shop at different times — such as late at night — than when they visit stores.
Sometimes the best jokes are just hiding out in plain sight, waiting for you to notice them.Fried-chicken chain KFC may be a division of a massive global fast-food company, Yum Brands, but it has developed a reputation for viral, internet-savvy promotions.Let's forget the chicken keyboard, the space sandwich and that "Game of Thrones" tribute.The company's coup de grace is on its Twitter profile where KFC only follows 11 other accounts.The 11 other Twitter users include all of the pop-star Spice Girls (Geri Horner, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie C and Victoria Beckham) along with four guys named Herb, including NFL player Herb Waters with the Green Bay Packers.Twitter user Edge pointed out this unusual combination on Thursday:
Increasingly, brands are marketing themselves via short-form social media like Vine, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram video and the newer platform Snapchat--not by broadcasting their silly old messages but by treating their prospects and customers with respect, engaging with them directly through brief snippets of conversation, personality and humor.But it's not just for fun: Consumers who engage with brands via social media demonstrate a deeper emotional commitment to those brands and spend 20 to 40 percent more than other customers, according to a report from Bain & Company.Taco Bell has been killing it on Twitter, creating a hip, fun presence to turn customers into evangelists.Based in part on its snappy, very human interactions, the fast-food giant generated enough early buzz to make Doritos Locos Tacos its most successful product launch to date.(Taco Bell reportedly sold 100 million in the product's first 10 weeks, and its parent company, Yum Brands, registered a 15 percent increase in profit during the launch quarter.)After Men's Humor tweeted, "This morning I gave birth to a food baby, and I think @tacobell is the father," the restaurant responded with a tweet of its own, demanding a DNA test.
Image credit: Kentucky Fried Chicken | Busy People | YoutubeThe sky is falling, and KFC is trying to make chicken salad out of chicken scratch.KFC, a unit of Yum Brands, has switched the actors who portray company founder Col. Harland Sanders, swapping in marginally talented Saturday Night Live alum Norm Macdonald to replace marginally talented Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond.Yes, Sanders lived his life as if he were in character, but he played that part well, far better than Hammond could and MacDonald can.Instead of resurrecting the Colonel to lead KFC's sales back to their former fried glory, the company has instead unleashed a childish pantomime that people old enough to remember Colonel Sanders don't like and people too young to know him can't possibly understand.It's tricky to exorcise the dead, which is why it's so rarely done and why it always leads to bad consequences, whether it's with a Oujia board, Pet Semetary or a $185 million investment from your parent company to spruce up your brand.
(Reuters) — Diners at a KFC store in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou will have a new way to pay for their meal.Customers will be able to use a “Smile to Pay” facial recognition system at the tech-heavy, health-focused concept store, part of a drive by Yum China Holdings Inc to lure a younger generation of consumers.Yum China, which spun off from its U.S. parent Yum Brands Inc last year, is trying to rev up growth in the world’s second largest economy, where food safety scares and changing consumer tastes have dented sales since 2012.Yum is still the largest fast food chain in the market, where it has over 7,685 outlets.Its China same-store sales have also been slowly improving, rising in the second quarter of the year on a strong showing by its KFC brand.The new outlet in Hangzhou, called KPRO, is targeting a younger generation of Chinese who are expected to drive the lion’s share of China’s consumption growth over the next decade.
Reuters The CEO of Taco Bell's parent company said Tuesday that machines could replace human workers in 10 years."I don't think it is going to happen next year or the year after, but I do believe that probably by the mid '20s to the late '20s, you'll start to see a dramatic change in sort of how machines run the world," Greg Creed, CEO of Yum Brands,
In an interview with CNBC's Sara Eisen on Tuesday, Greg Creed, the CEO of Yum Brands, the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, spoke about how he sees technological innovation developing over the next decade or two, and how his industry has already seen changes."I'm not sure we're going to have, you know, robots replacing people soon.Though, to be fair, I was in Shanghai just recently at a new Pizza Hut concept store and I was greeted by a robot.And a robot actually greeted me at the door, took me to my table," he told CNBC.We're not going to be driving cars."I think one of the key questions is what are we as humans going to do in the next 10 or 20 years?
The Nordic country of 5.5 million people has distilled its cultural heritage into four symbols and is on a quest to get them recognized by the secretive Silicon Valley group that decides which playful characters are included in the emoji keyboards of the world s smartphones.But we do have the sauna, says Petra Theman, director of public diplomacy for Finland s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which developed the emoji.The Unicode Consortium, which will decide the fate of Finland s offerings by Thursday, is no bunch of smiley-faced pushovers.The group, which standardizes computer coding for characters in different languages, wants emojis to be popular, easily recognizable with just a few thousand pixels, and open to interpretation.We take a conservative approach to adding these, says Mark Davis, Google s chief internationalization architect, who is president of the consortium and co-chair of its Emoji Subcommittee.There are currently nearly 2,000 emojis on a standard smartphone keyboard, ranging from dozens of variants of the familiar yellow, circular faces to a variety of hats to the flags of 247 countries.
After raising $4.5 billion at a $60 billion valuation earlier this year, Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial — which operates the Alipay payments service — is hungry to put some of that money to use to build out its business.The company, alongside key Alibaba investor Primavera Capital, is investing $460 million into Yum China, a new spinout from Yum Brands — the parent company of fast food giants KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.Primavera will be putting in $410 million, while Ant Financial will be putting in $50 million.Yum China will trade on the NYSE under the ticker YUMC starting November 1.OTO is a catchphrase that is used a lot in Asia and refers to the plethora of opportunities in the market to apply tech solutions to non-tech businesses, providing growth opportunities for both.In the case of Yum, the company plans to incorporate Alipay mobile and point of sale payment services across KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants, and also help them develop and run consumer loyalty programs and other commerce initiatives.
Consumers International and its Members are calling on KFC, McDonald s and Subway to take meat raised on antibiotics important for human medicine off their menus globally.At the beginning of this month McDonald s USA announced that it had achieved its goal, of serving only chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine, eight months ahead of schedule.The announcement came in the run up to a UN High Level meeting on anti-microbial resistance, taking place in New York on 21st September.Because of overuse, resistance to existing antibiotics is rising at alarming levels, and there is a dearth of new drugs being brought to market.Without antibiotics that work, infections, small cuts and minor surgeries could once again become killers.Left unchecked, antimicrobial resistance the collective term for resistance to all kinds of antimicrobial drugs, of which bacterial resistance to antibiotics is the most pressing will kill 10 million a year by 2050 - more than cancer.
Above: The CEO of the New Mega Innovation Company will embody the best traits of Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Satya Nadella, and Jeff Bezos.Those that succeed will soon be worth trillions of dollars, and we won t know what they actually do anymore.A mega innovation company is all the things just mentioned, but with the addition of an extremely powerful PR machine.For five years, Google owned mindshare around self-driving cars, but it is now in overdrive trying to maintain its position, as Uber, Tesla, and every other car manufacturer push hard on the PR button with their own stories and innovations.Virtual and augmented reality VR/AR are the subject of millions of headlines across the nation.Technology is in another hyper-growth phase right now, but depending on what happens in the general election and our economy, over the next three years, expect to see larger and larger acquisitions and mergers.
Franklin/AP "We will explore the possibility of a free market for Cyber-Insurance and make clear that users have a self-defense right to deal with hackers as they seeIt's just one sentence on the last two pages of the 2016 Republican Party Platform, but it has cybersecurity professionals freaking out over its wider implications.
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