(PRWEB) August 20, 2013
The future apparently looks bleak for the restaurants as they steadily lose ground to the increasing popularity of prepared foods.
On the Babystations.com blog, the online retailer popular for its world-class customer service discussed the current state of the foodservice industry, as well as its possible future based on an analysis conducted by the NPD Group, a well-respected research and advisory firm.
According to the article, the prepared food industry is expected to grow twice as much as the restaurant industry in the next 10 years. Purchases of prepared foods, such as pizza, fried chicken and burgers, are projected to increase by 10 percent, while restaurant visits are expected to grow by only 4 percent. It also added that purchases of ready-to-eat goods offered by retailers like supermarkets and convenience stores are expected to experience the strongest growth. The company’s blog post also shares a number of other interesting facts involving the projected market demographics.
Despite having the numbers against them however, Babystations.com urged restaurant owners to go on with business as usual. In the final portion of the article, the company suggested that restaurants should simply "provide the consumer with what the competitor can’t." In essence, it recommended that restaurants improve the quality of the customer’s dining experience. "Simple precautions, such as proper staff training and procuring the proper childcare equipment, can make a significant difference in the battle between these two foodservice giants."
About the company:
Babystations.com is managed by Ekom.ca. It is an online retailer with a long history of trusted service. They sell a wide array of products that include baby changing stations, high chairs, and other childcare accessories. Despite being a product-based business, the company understands the value of providing quality customer service. They provide detailed product information, give out the best prices, do their best to ease purchasing difficulties, and respond to complaints, questions, and products in the timeliest manner possible.