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Sustainability in the UK Foodservice Operators' Industry 2011-2012: Market Trends and Opportunities, Profitability and Budget Forecasts, Foodservice Operators' Procurement and Marketing Initiatives

"Sustainability in the UK Foodservice Operators' Industry 2011-2012: Market Trends and Opportunities, Profitability and Budget Forecasts, Foodservice Operators' Procurement and Marketing Initiatives" is a new report by ICD Research that analyzes how companies in the food service industry perceive sustainability. The report contains in-depth analysis on the principal drivers and challenges with regards to sustainability. It also benchmarks successful sustainable initiatives and energy-efficiency measures adopted by various companies. This report also examines the impact of sustainability on profits and cost saving targets set by companies. It also analyzes the procurement strategies and practices being undertaken; category-level spending outlooks; changes in sustainable procurement budgets and investment opportunities available for leading purchase decision makers. The report identifies key drivers and practices of green marketing, and the channels used to effectively market green credentials.

Synopsis

  • The report is based on primary surveys conducted by ICD Research accessing its B2B panels comprised of senior business decision makers. The opinions and forward looking statements on sustainability management of 160 industry executives are captured in our in-depth survey, of which 46% represent director level executives, owners and departmental heads.
  • The geographical scope of the research is UK - drawing on the activity and expectations of leading industry players across the UK
  • The report analyzes expenditure of food service operators on sustainability and sustainable procurement practices.
  • Key topics covered include category-level spending outlooks, investment opportunities and principal challenges associated with the implementation of sustainable practices.
  • In this report, food service operators identify important sustainability initiatives, energy and water efficiency measures implemented across the industry.
  • The report provides extensive analysis on effective promotional channels and major drivers of green marketing, along with the effective tools used for marketing green credentials.
  • The report provides qualitative analysis of key industry opportunities and threats and also contains the full survey results.

Scope

  • What sustainability means to the industry
  • Factors that drive sustainability measures
  • Barriers that confront effective implementation of sustainability.
  • Sustainable and energy efficiency measures and their impact on profitability.
  • Procurement of sustainable materials.
  • Demand for sustainable products and services, including popular sustainability practices.
  • Changes expected in sustainability budgets and cost saving targets.
  • Methods of marketing green credentials and the use of media channels.
  • Sustainability leaders.

Reasons To Buy

  • Drive revenues by understanding future sustainable product investment areas
  • Formulate effective sales and marketing strategies by identifying food service operators' sustainability budgets and areas of investment.
  • Better promote your business by aligning capabilities and business practices with the changing sustainability needs of customers.
  • Uncover the business outlook, key sustainability challenges and opportunities
  • Understand the effect of sustainability on other players and competitors in the industry.
  • Benchmark sustainable initiatives with key industry leaders and identify major trends that affect the industry.
  • Secure stronger customer relationships by understanding the leading business concerns and changing business trends.
  • Identify specific green marketing channels your competitors are using to win business.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

  • 1.1. What is this Report About?
  • 1.2. Definitions
  • 1.3. Methodology

1) Online Survey

2) Secondary Research

3) Data Analysis and Report Writing

4) Quality Control

  • 1.4. Profile of Survey Respondents

2. Executive Summary

3. Sustainability in the Foodservice Industry

  • 3.1. Perception of Sustainability
    • 3.1.1. Perception of sustainability - sector
    • 3.1.2. Perception of sustainability - channel
    • 3.1.3. Perception of sustainability - turnover
  • 3.2. Sustainability in Business Functions
    • 3.2.1. Sustainability in business functions - sector
    • 3.2.2. Sustainability in business functions - channel
    • 3.2.3. Sustainability in business functions - turnover
  • 3.3. Key Drivers of Sustainability
    • 3.3.1. Key drivers of sustainability - sector
    • 3.3.2. Key drivers of sustainability - channel
    • 3.3.3. Key drivers of sustainability - turnover
  • 3.4. Major Barriers to Sustainability
    • 3.4.1. Major barriers to sustainability - sector
    • 3.4.2. Major barriers to sustainability - channel
    • 3.4.3. Major barriers to sustainability -- turnover

4. Implementation of Sustainability

  • 4.1. Organisational Prerequisites for Sustainability
    • 4.1.1. Organisational prerequisites for sustainability - sector
    • 4.1.2. Organisational prerequisites for sustainability - channel
    • 4.1.3. Organisational prerequisites for sustainability - turnover
  • 4.2. Implementation of Sustainable Measures
    • 4.2.1. Implementation of sustainable measures - sector
    • 4.2.2. Implementation of sustainable measures - channel
    • 4.2.3. Implementation of sustainable measures - turnover
  • 4.3. Key Energy Efficiency Measures
    • 4.3.1. Key energy efficiency measures - profit sector
    • 4.3.2. Key energy efficiency measures - cost sector
    • 4.3.3. Key energy efficiency measures - channels
    • 4.3.4. Key energy efficiency measures - turnover
  • 4.4. Water Efficiency Measures
    • 4.4.1. Water efficiency measures - profit sector
    • 4.4.2. Water efficiency measures - cost sector
    • 4.4.3. Water efficiency measures - channels
    • 4.4.4. Water efficiency measures - turnover

5. Financial Implications of Sustainability

  • 5.1. Cost-Saving Expectations
    • 5.1.1. Cost-saving expectations - profit sector channels
    • 5.1.2. Cost-saving expectations - cost sector channels
    • 5.1.3. Cost-saving expectations - turnover
  • 5.2. Impact of Sustainability on Profits
  • 5.3. Planned Change in Sustainability Budgets
    • 5.3.1. Planned change in sustainability budgets - profit sector channels
    • 5.3.2. Planned change in sustainability budgets - cost sector channels
    • 5.3.3. Planned change in sustainability budgets - turnover

6. Sustainable Procurement

  • 6.1. Level of Supplier Engagement
    • 6.1.1. Level of supplier engagement - profit sector channels
    • 6.1.2. Level of supplier engagement - cost sector channels
    • 6.1.3. Level of supplier engagement - turnover
  • 6.2. Expenditure on Sustainable Procurement
    • 6.2.1. Expenditure on sustainable procurement - profit sector channels
    • 6.2.2. Expenditure on sustainable procurement - cost sector channels
    • 6.2.3. Expenditure on sustainable procurement - turnover
  • 6.3. Sustainable Procurement Practices
    • 6.3.1. Sustainable procurement practices - sector
    • 6.3.2. Sustainable procurement practices - channel
    • 6.3.3. Sustainable procurement practices - turnover
  • 6.4. Procurement of Sustainable Products and Services
    • 6.4.1. Procurement of sustainable products and services - sector
    • 6.4.2. Procurement of sustainable products and services - channels
    • 6.4.3. Procurement of sustainable products and services - turnover

7. Marketing Green Initiatives

  • 7.1. Drivers of Green Marketing
    • 7.1.1. Drivers of green marketing - sector
    • 7.1.2. Drivers of green marketing - channel
    • 7.1.3. Drivers of green marketing - turnover
  • 7.2. Effective Tools for Marketing
    • 7.2.1. Effective tools for marketing - sector
    • 7.2.2. Effective tools for marketing - channel
    • 7.2.3. Effective tools for marketing - turnover
  • 7.3. Effective Methods of Promotion
    • 7.3.1. Effective methods of promotion - sector
    • 7.3.2. Effective methods of promotion - channel
    • 7.3.3. Effective methods of promotion - turnover
  • 7.4. Industry Leaders in Sustainability

8. Appendix

  • 8.1. Survey Results - Closed Questions
  • 8.2. Methodology
  • 8.3. Contact us
  • 8.4. About ICD Research
  • 8.5. Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Total UK Foodservice Industry Survey Respondents by Channel, 2011
  • Table 2: Operator Respondents by Job Role (%), 2011
  • Table 3: Operator Respondents by Company Turnover (%), 2011
  • Table 4: Perception of Sustainability: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 5: Perception of Sustainability: Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 6: Perception of Sustainability: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 7: Sustainability in Business Functions: Sector, 2011-2012
  • Table 8: Key Drivers of Sustainability: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 9: Key Drivers of Sustainability: Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 10: Key Drivers of Sustainability: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 11: Major Barriers to Sustainability: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 12: Major Barriers to Sustainability: Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 13: Major Barriers to Sustainability: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 14: Organisational Prerequisites for Sustainability: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 15: Organisational Prerequisites for Sustainability: Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 16: Organisational Prerequisites for Sustainability: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 17: Implementation of Sustainable Measures: Sector, 2011-2012
  • Table 18: Key Energy Efficiency Measures: Profit Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 19: Key Energy Efficiency Measures: Cost Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 20: Water Efficiency Measures: Profit Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 21: Water Efficiency Measures: Cost Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 22: Cost Saving Expectations: Profit Sector Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 23: Cost-Saving Expectations: Cost Sector Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 24: Cost-Saving Expectations: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 25: Impact of Sustainability on Profits: Profit Sector Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 26: Planned Change in Sustainability Budgets: Profit Sector Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 27: Planned Change in Sustainability Budgets: Cost Sector Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 28: Planned Change in Sustainability Budgets: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 29: Level of Supplier Engagement: Profit Sector Channels (%), 2011
  • Table 30: Level of Supplier Engagement: Cost Sector Channels (%), 2011
  • Table 31: Level of Supplier Engagement: Turnover (%), 2011
  • Table 32: Expenditure on Sustainable Procurement: Profit Sector Channels (%), 2011
  • Table 33: Expenditure on Sustainable Procurement: Cost Sector Channels (%), 2011
  • Table 34: Expenditure on Sustainable Procurement: Turnover (%), 2011
  • Table 35: Sustainable Procurement Practices: Sector (%), 2011
  • Table 36: Sustainable Procurement Practices: Channels (%), 2011
  • Table 37: Procurement of Sustainable Products and Services: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 38: Drivers of Green Marketing: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 39: Drivers of Green Marketing: Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 40: Drivers of Green Marketing: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 41: Effective Tools for Marketing: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 42: Effective Tools for Marketing: Channel (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 43: Effective Tools for Marketing: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 44: Effective Methods of Promotion: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Table 45: Leaders of Sustainability in the Foodservice Industry, 2011-2012
  • Table 46: Survey Results - Closed Questions

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Perception of Sustainability: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 2: Perception of Sustainability: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 3: Sustainability in Business Functions: Sector, 2011-2012
  • Figure 4: Sustainability in Business Functions: Channels, 2011-2012
  • Figure 5: Sustainability in Business Functions: Turnover, 2011-2012
  • Figure 6: Key Drivers of Sustainability: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 7: Key Drivers of Sustainability: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 8: Major Barriers to Sustainability: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 9: Major Barriers to Sustainability: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 10: Organisational Prerequisites for Sustainability: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 11: Organisational Prerequisites for Sustainability: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 12: Implementation of Sustainable Measures: Sector, 2011-2012
  • Figure 13: Implementation of Sustainable Measures: Channels, 2011-2012
  • Figure 14: Implementation of Sustainable Measures: Turnover, 2011-2012
  • Figure 15: Key Energy Efficiency Measures: Profit Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 16: Key Energy Efficiency Measures: Cost Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 17: Key Energy Efficiency Measures: Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 18: Key Energy Efficiency Measures: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 19: Water Efficiency Measures: Profit Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 20: Water Efficiency Measures: Cost Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 21: Water Efficiency Measures: Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 22: Water Efficiency Measures: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 23: Cost Saving Expectations: Profit Sector Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 24: Cost-Saving Expectations: Cost Sector Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 25: Cost-Saving Expectations: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 26: Impact of Sustainability on Profits: Profit Sector Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 27: Planned Change in Sustainability Budgets: Profit Sector Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 28: Planned Change in Sustainability Budgets: Cost Sector Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 29: Planned Change in Sustainability Budgets: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 30: Level of Supplier Engagement: Profit Sector Channels (%), 2011
  • Figure 31: Level of Supplier Engagement: Cost Sector Channels (%), 2011
  • Figure 32: Level of Supplier Engagement: Turnover (%), 2011
  • Figure 33: Expenditure on Sustainable Procurement: Profit Sector Channels (%), 2011
  • Figure 34: Expenditure on Sustainable Procurement: Cost Sector Channels (%), 2011
  • Figure 35: Expenditure on Sustainable Procurement: Turnover (%), 2011
  • Figure 36: Sustainable Procurement Practices: Sector (%), 2011
  • Figure 37: Sustainable Procurement Practices: Turnover (%), 2011
  • Figure 38: Procurement of Sustainable Products and Services: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 39: Procurement of Sustainable Products and Services: Channels (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 40: Procurement of Sustainable Products and Services: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 41: Drivers of Green Marketing: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 42: Drivers of Green Marketing: Turnover (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 43: Effective Tools for Marketing: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 44: Effective Methods of Promotion: Sector (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 45: Effective Methods of Promotion: Channel (%), 2011-2012
  • Figure 46: Effective Methods of Promotion: Turnover (%), 2011
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