Restaurant-shunning millennials could cost UK catering industry 1bn
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The over 50s also currently account for 14 per cent of all delivery visits, expected to increase to 17 per cent by 2022. While the over 50s currently only account for 8 per cent of delivery via apps, the NPD Group believes this will increase rapidly as older consumers become more app savvy. foodservice operators seeking growth in the next five years should be aware that business coming from the 25-to-34 age band, which includes many millennials, is likely to drop. Visits from this age group have been dropping since 2007, said Cyril Lavenant, foodservice director UK at the NPD Group. one reason is that millennials typically need new experiences and sources of inspiration that the foodservice industry does not necessarily provide. the 25-to-34s are also facing higher living costs than ever, especially in housing and childcare, and this is prompting them to cut back on foodservice purchases. Operators and suppliers will have to work hard to determine what could bring the 25-to-34s back to the market.” The NPD said the industry could expand home delivery for the over 50s. Menus could offer more low-GI foods, including many fruits and vegetables and beans and do more to assist diabetics or those who are watching their cholesterol. Lavenant added: “But now is also the right time to think more about the needs of the over 50s. There are huge differences in levels of fitness, mobility and prosperity as people move beyond 50 and into their 60s and 70s. But this is still a big opportunity for the foodservice industry.