Pasta & pizza is the leading food category constituting the majority of market share by the number of menu items offered in restaurants, followed by the meat dishes and soft drinks categories, according to GlobalData’s menu intelligence database. According to GlobalData’s menu analysis of the pasta & pizza category in Norway report, the pasta & pizza category constitutes a 36% share among all restaurant types in Norway foodservice market. The report analyses 14,223 menu items from different foodservice outlets in Norway and provides an overview of the food categories available across its foodservice channel. Buy the report here.

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Vegetables was found to be the most-used ingredient in the pasta & pizza category, featuring in 64% of menu items, followed by cheese and pork. Deli meats and beef were also significant ingredients.

An analysis of the annual price change between 2022 and 2023 indicates that the average menu prices in the pasta & pizza category have dropped by 3%. As on-premises dining gains momentum following the COVID-19 pandemic, the pasta & pizza category in Norway is expected to experience overall growth.

Different categories exhibited mixed price movements within Norway foodservice market between 2022 and 2023. Of all the categories, the meal deals and combinations category exhibited the highest price increase, while pasta & pizza experienced a maximum price decrease.

An in-depth analysis of the pasta & pizza category price trend by location reveals consumption trends of each region. The graph below represents the change in pasta & pizza category menu prices during 2021-2023 across the top five locations. As seen below, pasta & pizza category menu items in Alna became more affordable as compared to Trondheim and Bergen(Norway).

While consumers become more price conscious, operators look for ways to optimize their costs to retain margin and market share. In Norway market, restaurants 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 flavours 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.