For anyone living above the poverty line in virtually any country on the planet, it could be argued that there are more opportunities for more people to eat more food in 2003 than ever before. Most of us no longer follow a three meal a day pattern; nor do we eat little and often. We just eat all day long, wherever we happen to be and whenever the urge is prompted by either internal or external stimuli. This briefing addresses all the main issues affecting the foodservice industry in the major markets of the world, and is essential reading for those in the industry.