Toni Smith Regional Coordinator South West and West Midlands £31.1bn sales in UK eating out market in 2008 2 23% increase since 2003 Food is big business • 23% increase since 2003 • Consumers spent £81 billion on catering services in 2008 • 7.7 to 8.5 billion meals served 3 Jane Philpott, www.cookingforhealth-uk.com UK eating out market Allegra Strategies • Informal eating out is Survey, Nov worth >£40 billion 2009 – – – – – Breakfast - 5% Lunch - 42% Dinner 42% Supper/late night dining - 3%. Snacks -8% • 7.7 billion informal meals are eaten out a year in the UK • 128 meals for every person in the UK 4 UK eating out market • Sales of fast food £8.2 billion • Up by 22% since 2003 • Fried chicken showed the biggest increase at 36% Eating Out Review, Mintel 2009 5 Effect of recession The current recession has dampened consumers' shortterm appetite for eating out, and the market is forecast to decline by 0.5% in 2009-2010 Allegra Strategies, 2009 6 Consumers cost-conscious • Casual dining concepts have seen negative growth • Fast food segment has become more buoyant 7 Allegra Strategies , 2009 McDonald’s continues to expand •1250 outlets in the UK •13,000 outlets in the USA •Even opened an outlet at Le Louvre in Paris Served 3 million Served 3 million people per day in people per day in UK over summer UK over summer 2009 2009 8 Sales of ethnic food increased by 52% between 2001 and 2007 – Indian, Chinese, Thai, Cajun, Japanese DEFRA Food Pocketbook, 2009 9 Changes 2001 to 2007 10 Ethnic food trends 11 Consumer trends Allegra Strategies Survey Nov 2009 – – – – – 12 Value for money Healthier eating Quality Local food Better service Consumer health awareness In 2007, 93% of people said that health is very or somewhat important when buying food Fat, esp. saturated fatty acids, sugar and salt concern people the most (DEFRA, 2008; FSA, 2009) 13 UK consumer survey 2006 • 94% agreed that healthier choices should be available to people who eat out • 45% have wanted to choose something healthy to eat but have not been able to find anything suitable • 42% would eat out more often if healthier choices were available • 81% thought food outlets could do more to provide healthier choices for people eating out 14 www.consumerfocus.org Consumer health awareness • FSA Survey, June 2008 – 85 % wanted to know what is in the food they are served – 81 % wanted nutritional information about the food at the point of order – 41 % wanted information, and food to be made healthier by catering establishments – 22 % wanted food to remain the same but wanted nutrition information about it 15 Capitalise on consumer trends • Use consumer desire for healthier options to create new business and enhance profitability • Small and simple changes to menus can increase custom and your bottom line 16 Enhance Health Enhance Profit • Reduce portion size – Often too large, especially for children – Adults sometimes share dishes because too big – Monitor quantity of waste and adjust portions accordingly • Reduce amount of protein – Most people eating more than enough – Protein often most expensive ingredient 17 Enhance Health Enhance Profit • Reduce sat fat in dishes – Don’t automatically provide butter on potatoes, vegetables or bread – Reduce butter added to dishes like risotto – Less or no cream in soups – No spread with wet sandwich fillings – Lower fat mayonnaise, dressings 18 Enhance Health Enhance Profit • Replace some animal protein with plant protein • Capitalise on growing popularity of Asian and vegetarian food 19 Enhance Health Enhance Profit • Provide larger proportions of starchy foods – More wholegrains, bread, pasta – More vegetables 20 Enhance Health Enhance Profit • Less salt added to dishes 21 What has the FSA been doing? • Large Businesses • Small Businesses • Regional work in South West and West Midlands Healthy Catering Large Businesses • Front of Pack labelling • Catering Commitments – 45 business providing healthier choices • Calorie Labelling – 21 companies pilot, public consultation ended March Commitments • 45 of the UK’s largest catering companies committed to providing healthier choices – 4 areas: – Procurement – Menu planning – Kitchen practice – Nutrition information Calories • 21 companies took part in a trial in summer 2009. • Public consultation on proposals for a voluntary scheme closed end March • Results being analysed and report underway. Effect of food labelling on consumer purchasing Sandwich Salmon & cucumber Prawn mayo Egg & cress 26 Sales performance Less healthy choice -30% More healthy choice +46% -37% +46% -37% +97% Sainsbury’s, 2009 Effect of food labelling on food choices when eating out • 60% of consumers aware of calorie information when making menu choices • 25% report that the information influences purchase • 90% surprised by calorie information • 50kcal less purchased per customer per eating episode 27 National Restaurant Association Survey, 2008 Healthier Catering Small Businesses Change Local 4 Health Life y Award Healthy Healthier s SMALL Living Award (Scotland ) Healthy Options Award (Wales) BUSINESS WORK Healthy Towns 28 Food Mark England– public sector PCT LA initiatives Example: FSA work with chip shops • Targeted advice on how to produce a ‘healthier’ chip • Simple, practical changes to produce healthier food • Advice developed in consultation with experts in the area • Build on current good practice • Piloted advice with the help of Councils Pilot Baseline Intervention Evaluation Dissemination Enforcement officers Trade Associations Suppliers Business Website Regional Work: Sandwich Shop South West 32 • All local authorities invited to join • 80% take up • Two sandwich shops in each LA – control group and intervention group • Initial pilot showed saving of £450pm • Project complete by August 2010 • Evaluated and outcome shared Oct 10 ‘Truckers’ Project West Midlands • September 2010 – June 2011 34 THANK YOU!