Mexican cuisine was one of the cuisine types within department store channels, according to GlobalData’s menu intelligence database. In its menu analysis of department store in Mexico report, GlobalData analyses 7,289 menu items across department store outlets and provides an overview of various foodservice channels in Mexico. According to GlobalData, department store makes up 0.348% of all restaurant types in Mexico.

Fruit was found to be the most-used ingredient in department store establishments, featuring in 14% of menu items, followed by hot drinks and cheese. Chicken and beans & pulses were also significant ingredients. An analysis of menu categories reveals that baked goods & morning goods, soft drinks, salads & sides, meal deals and combinations and meat dishes were most popular within the department store format.

An analysis of the annual price change between 2022 and H1 2023 indicates that the average menu prices in Mexico department store channel have risen by 27%. Considering all channels (including department store) the average price change was 5.59%. As on-premises dining gains momentum following the COVID-19 pandemic, the department store segment in Mexico is expected to experience overall growth. Moreover, the introduction of new menu items that emphasize health and wellness generates interest in those seeking nutritious menu options and greater variety.

Different restaurant types exhibited mixed price movements within Mexico foodservice market between 2022 and H1 2023. Of all the restaurant types, entertainment exhibited highest price hike, while convenience store experienced a maximum price decrease.

An in-depth analysis of department store price trends by location reveals consumption trends of each region. The graph below represents the change in department store menu prices between 2022 and H1 2023 across the top five locations. As seen below, department store menu items in Celaya became more affordable as compared to Cuernavaca and Aguascalientes.

While consumers become more price conscious, operators look for ways to optimize their costs to retain margin and market share. In the Mexican market, department store operators rely on innovation as a crucial tactic to appeal to customers as well as optimize costs. As increasing number of consumers seek novel experiences, foodservice operators must continuously innovate their menu choices, providing superior taste and quality along with a diverse selection of dishes. Operators should highlight the distinctive tastes and flavors of their food and beverage offerings in a convenient format to enhance customer engagement.

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GlobalData’s Online Menu Intelligence is a database of cost and profit foodservice operators on menus within Foodservice Intelligence Center. The tool’s several search options, such as cuisine, category, menu item, ingredient, and restaurant, help users to conduct focused searches in terms of price analysis (average price and change in prices), menu item claims, popular categories, cuisine/ingredient penetration levels, etc.