The global foodservice industry experienced a 47% drop in company filings mentions of digitalization in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Starbucks with 39% year-on-year increase, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 67 foodservice company filings. GlobalData’s Top Themes in Consumer, Packaging and Foodservice – Thematic Intelligence report identifies the leading themes such as digitalization that will impact the consumer goods, packaging, and foodservice sectors, trend highlights and opportunities, and provides an understanding of how conflicting themes might interact with one anothe Buy the report here.

Notably, digitalization was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q2 2023, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of big data and individualism & expression, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the foodservice industry, Starbucks had the greatest increase in references for digitalization in Q2 2023, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 25 digitalization-related sentences in the company's filings - 0.9% of all sentences - and an increase of 39% in Q2 2023 compared with Q2 2022. Chipotle Mexican Grill’s mentions of digitalization rose by 16% to 22 and McDonald's’s by 36% to 16 and DoorDash’s by 8% to 12 and Compass Group’s by 50% to 6.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for digitalization in Q2 2023 was 112.

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This content was updated on 5 August 2023

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