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Consumer confidence set to falter in the year ahead prompting foodservice growth to continue to slow

12 December 2016

Dessert cafés, all-day brunch, bespoke dishes cooked to order and a growth in the use of third-party food delivery firms are amongst the key eating out trends for the year ahead, according to foodservice consultancy Horizons.

Consumers’ on-going preference for eating what they want, when they want it, whether a power breakfast, healthy snack, or indulgent dessert, will see the continued erosion of traditional day-parts to which foodservice operators must respond with flexible menus throughout the day.

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Horizons research shows foodservice entrepreneurs slow expansion post Brexit vote

1 November 2016

A decline in the number of new eating out brands qualifying for the latest Ones To Watch research along with a slower rate of expansion for more established ones points to a slowdown in entrepreneurial activity in the foodservice sector over the past six months, according to foodservice consultancy Horizons.

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Menu Trends report outlines new focus on snacks and side orders, main course prices remain steady

15 September 2016

Eating out operators in the UK are holding down the cost of main courses on their menus but boosting customer spend by increasing the price of starters and desserts and focusing on more side dishes, snacks and nibbles, according to recent research from foodservice consultancy Horizons.

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Healthy dishes go head-to-head with dude food as eating out sector keeps up with trends

3 August 2016

Healthy food dishes are fighting ‘dude food’ such as burgers, burritos and barbecue foods for menu space as consumers’ appetite for dishes made with nutritious ingredients continues to grow,

According to Horizons’ latest biannual Menu Trends survey, which tracks changes on 800 high street menus, trends in foods and ingredients are translated into dishes on high street menus quicker than ever as operators acknowledge the importance of keeping up with fast-moving food fashions, many of which are currently for healthier options and novel ingredients.

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Horizons’ Viewpoint on the Referendum – 20 Days On

13 July 2016

Below is Horizons’ updated analysis on Brexit, 20 days on from the referendum.

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Horizons’ Viewpoint on the Referendum

24 June 2016

Below is Horizons initial analysis of the referendum result - we’ll be adding to this analysis in due course.

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