The UK Foodservice Industry Outlook to 2010 Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies and the Impact


-UK Foodservice Industry Outlook to 2010- is a new report in association with ICD Research that analyzes how profit and cost foodservice operator and caterer companies spend, procurement strategies & practices and business are being affected by the recession. In an uncertain economic climate this report gives you access to the category-level spending outlooks, buyer budgets, supplier selection criteria, business challenges and investment opportunities of leading purchase decision makers. The report also identifies buyers and suppliers future growth, M&A and investment expectations. The research is based on an extensive survey of senior and C-level industry executives from our market leading panels.


– The opinions and forward looking statements of over 300 industry executives have been captured in our in-depth survey, of which over 90% represent Owner or C-level, Directorial & Managerial respondents – This report covers data and analysis on buyer spend, procurement and industry developments by foodservice owners, operators, caterers, wholesalers and suppliers across the UK – The report examines current practices and provides future expectations over the next 12-24 months – The research is based on primary survey research conducted by Global Markets Direct in association with ICD Research accessing its B2B panels comprised of senior purchase decision makers and leading supplier organizations – Key topics covered include buyer spend activity, procurement behaviors & strategies and how these have been affected by the recession, threats & opportunities for the foodservice industry, economic outlook and business confidence. – In the report buyers identify what suppliers need to do to maintain their business and the key actions being taken by industry players to overcome the leading business threats – The report provides qualitative analysis of the key industry threats and opportunities and contains full survey results – The geographical scope of the research is UK-wide – drawing on the activity and expectations of leading industry players across the UK


– In a positive statement for the UK foodservice industry 56% of foodservice owners/operators expect to increase their procurement spending over the next 12 months – 29% of industry buyers are seeking to engage in partnerships to optimize working capital and reduce costs – closer cooperation between suppliers and buyers is being sought during this time of market uncertainty – Only 9% of industry buyers do not regularly evaluate suppliers to ensure they meet high ethical and environmental standards

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