The global foodservice industry experienced an 11% drop in company filings mentions of easy & affordable in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by McDonald’s with 40% year-on-year increase, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 30 foodservice company filings. GlobalData’s Foodservice: Filings Trends & Signals Q1 2024 report delves into earnings call transcripts and quarterly reports within the foodservice industry, extracting trends, signals, and comparative data to help businesses assess their performance, identify competitive intelligence, evaluate risks, and gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry events. Buy the report here.

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Notably, easy & affordable was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q1 2024, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of robotics and personalization, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the foodservice industry, McDonald's had the greatest increase in references for easy & affordable in Q1 2024, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 14 easy & affordable-related sentences in the company's filings - 1% of all sentences - and an increase of 40% in Q1 2024 compared with Q1 2023. DoorDash’s mentions of easy & affordable rose by 22% to 11 and Yum China’s by 80% to 9 and Restaurant Brands International’s by 33% to 4.

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 easy & affordable in Q1 2024 was 101.

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This content was updated on 24 April 2024

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