Market Research RSS Feeds Research RSS FeedsSun, 17 Nov 2019 03:11:45 GMT Food safety taken for granted by more than three quarters of Brits, according to poll Food safety taken for granted by more than three-quarters of Brits: A poll looking at consumer views around food production and safety in the UK has found that 76% take for granted that food will be produced meeting high safety and food standards. Three in ten middle-aged people would be willing to drink lower strength alcohol, according to poll Three in ten middle-aged people would be willing to drink lower strength alcohol: A survey of 40-64 year-olds commissioned by alcohol education charity, Drinkaware, has found that 29% would be willing to choose a lower-strength alcoholic drink and 86% are open to having drink-free days. 42% of consumers not aware how much sugar they consume, reveals poll 42% of consumers not aware how much sugar they consume: A survey of consumers has revealed that more than four in ten have no idea how much sugar they have consumed in the last 24 hours. It also revealed that when it comes to dieting, avoiding sugar is the third most popular method of trying to lose weight, with 48% saying this was their chosen strategy, after exercising more and trying to eat more fresh foods. UK has healthiest packaged foods, according to new global study UK has healthiest pre-packaged foods:A global survey looking at food packaging labels from 12 countries around the globe has found the UK is leading the way, followed by the US and Australia when it comes to the healthiest pre-packaged foods Survey finds UK consumers buying more British and local produce Survey finds UK consumers buying more British and local produce: A survey of UK adults has revealed since the UK voted to leave the EU, more have been choosing to buy British and local products. 58% of allergy sufferers have had reactions after eating restaurant and takeaway food deemed ‘safe’, according to poll Over half of allergy sufferers have had reactions after eating restaurant food deemed 'safe': A survey of allergy sufferers has revealed more than half have experienced a reaction after eating food from a restaurant or takeaway that they were told was safe to eat. Italian cuisine is world’s most popular food, whilst British food is ranked 16th according to recent survey… Italian cuisine is world's most popular food, whilst British food is ranked 16th: A survey by YouGov polling 25,000 people from 24 countries around the globe has revealed Italian food is the most popular choice. Nation’s favourite supermarket revealed in annual Which? survey Nation's favourite supermarket revealed in annual Which? survey: The latest survey by Which? has revealed a new supermarket is the nation's favourite, knocking Aldi from the number one position. Contradictions about digestive health benefits of foods revealed by survey Contradictions about the digestive health benefits of foods revealed by survey: A survey of respondents from five countries around the world has revealed confusion when it comes to which foods are good and bad for digestive health. Survey reveals confusion over origin of everyday fruit and veg Survey reveals confusion over where fruit and veg originate: A survey of 2,000 UK adults has found that many are in the dark about where the fruits and veggies they eat originate from, including apples, onions and cucumber. Chocolate is top food Brits miss when following a healthy diet, survey finds Chocolate is top food Brits miss when following a healthy diet: While many people start the new year with plans to improve their health and take more exercise, a survey has revealed the foods gym-goers miss the most. According to the survey, chocolate is the number one food people miss when embarking on a healthy eating and fitness programme, followed by ice-cream and pizza. Such is the lure of forbidden food that 40% of the 1,000 polled said the main reason they do exercise is so they can eat what they want without the worry of piling on the pounds. The survey, commissioned by frozen food retailer, Iceland, also found that cake, bread, and Chinese takeaways are among the foods most likely to tempt us as well as alcohol, fizzy drinks, biscuits and sweets. To lessen the impact of overindulgence, respondents believe that they have to exercise at least six times a month to avoid any undesired effects. According to the poll, Tuesday is the day when respondents feel in control of their healthy eating and are more likely to make sensible food choices. Saturday, on the other hand, is the day most respondents fall back into bad habits. So how to respondents recover from giving into temptation? Four in ten (41%) said they try to get back in the zone by going for a long walk; a quarter said they go for a run or a jog and a fifth said they go swimming to work off the unwanted calories. 60% of Brits admit to ruining the Christmas dinner, reveals poll 60% of Brits admit to ruining the Christmas dinner: Planning to cook Christmas dinner this year? It might reassure you (or not...) to know that according to a recent survey, six out of ten adults tasked with the ultimate festive responsibility say they have messed it up. Fear caused by food allergies stopping young people from eating out, survey reveals Fear caused by food allergies stopping young people from eating out: Young people suffering from food allergies avoid eating out because of 'fear' a survey has found. The research, a collaboration between the Food Standards Agency(FSA) and allergy UK and its Anaphylaxis Campaign found 64 per cent of people aged 16-24 had avoided eating out in the past six months. For those with food intolerances, the figures were slightly lower but still a significant 53 percent. For those that do eat out, 59 percent said that they usually frequent the same restaurants or if they did try a new place they would research the menu beforehand (55 percent). In addition, nine percent of respondents made contact with a venue ahead of their visit to discuss menu options. The research, which polled 2,599 young people, of which half (49 per cent) had a food allergy, 33 per cent an intolerance and 18% both, found 67% knew the legal requirement for restaurants and cafes to provide information on the top 14 allergens. However, despite this, only 14% felt 'extremely confident' asking for information. The same amount felt 'not confident at all'. Fifty-three per cent agreed they felt 'extremely' or 'very' confident that food providers give them the correct allergen information. When it comes to ordering takeaways or food for delivery online, 88% said they had no support, while 51 percent said they always check allergen info before they order and 39% always plump for the same menu choice because they know it is safe for them to eat. Read the report in full: Survey finds one in 20 UK adults have not eaten green veg in a month Survey finds one in 20 UK adults have not eaten green veg in a month: We may tell our children to eat their greens, but according to a recent poll, one in 20 people have not eaten green vegetables for a month or even longer. The survey conducted by Organic UK polled 1,500 adults and found 4% had not let peas, broccoli or other green vegetable pass their lips in a month, while 68% said it had been more than a week. Remaining at the bottom of the chart, the least popular green veggie was the sprout. The festival stalwart came in with 15% of the vote, while celery was a close second (13%) followed by the aubergine (10%). Looking into the nation's health, the poll also revealed Brits are also neglecting to have their 5-a-day recommended portions of fruit and vegetables. In terms of trying veggies, 53% said they had never tried okra, while other vegetables shunned are artichoke (37%), celeriac (36%), butternut squash (20%), kale (19%) aubergine (18%) and avocado (15%). How healthy are we? When it comes to being healthy, only a third of respondents (37%) said they had a healthy diet, while 17% admitted they felt guilty about theirs. In addition, 16% said they feel 'unhealthy' for much of the time and 13% said the state of their diet caused them unhappiness. The poll also revealed 6% admitted their diet was poor all of the time. When it comes to eating fresh produce, many respondents revealed their diet was often lacking, with the average adult not having eaten a meal with the majority of its items constituting fresh fruit and veg for four days. Carbs (potatoes, pasta and chips) were the main dinner items making up 35% of our meals. Survey reveals changing consciousness of consumers, with 44% believing they will no longer use supermarket by 2030 Survey reveals the changing consciousness of consumers, with 44% believing they will no longer use supermarket by 2030: A nationwide survey into the future shopping habits of British adults has revealed a shift in the way consumers expect to shop. The survey of 2041 adults commissioned by ThoughtWorks (conducted by YouGov) shows respondents are displaying increasing consideration for the environment, their health, reducing waste and even the effect consumer choices have on local businesses. ThoughtWorks asked respondents to consider which issues would determine the way they bought food by the year 2030. And the results…. When considering the current drive against packaging, it is perhaps unsurprising that the top issue was recycling, with 68% saying it would be more important than anything else when it comes to food shopping. Also high on the list (in third position) was 'waste', with just under half (48 percent) revealing they believe it will be a top priority in 2030. The origin of food and how far it has to travel to get to our tables and supermarkets was also a top priority, with 36 percent saying there would be a greater emphasis on buying local in order to support community businesses. Just under a third (32 percent) said they expect people to require more information ahead of buying goods to verify they had been ethically, and sustainably sourced. Nutritional value How good for us a food source is will also shape our future purchasing choices, with 38% saying that nutritional value will influence what they put on their shopping list. Thirty-percent believe in the future there will be more importance placed on the value of food from a health and well-being perspective. The research also suggests that in 2030, supermarkets may cease to exist in their current form, with 44 percent of consumers believing they will no longer use one. However, despite the many considerations for consumers in the future, 57 percent said that the cost of a product will be the most important. when they go shopping. Factors that adults believe will most important in their food-buying decisions in 2030 • Reducing packaging and using more recyclable materials - 62% • The price of food - 57% • Food waste (i.e. the amount of food that gets thrown away) - 48% • Tackling obesity - 41% • Where food comes from (e.g. where it is grown, fished, reared etc.) - 36% • A greater focus on fresh food - 36% • Supporting local farmers/ producers - 34% • That the food is ethically sourced/ has an ethical supply chain - 32% • Scarcity of certain foods - 32% • The convenience - 31% • Greater interest in food as an intrinsic part of health and wellbeing - 30% • The amount of energy used in food production - 24% • Shopping for meals not just ingredients - 15% • People not eating meat - 14% • People no longer having a family meal together - 14% Expect 9,828 bad cuppas in your lifetime Expect 9,828 bad cuppas in your lifetime: The latest research by tea company, Clipper, has revealed making a good cup of tea is actually not that easy. In fact, in our lifetime we will be subject to 9,828 poor ones. The survey polled 2,000 Britons about their drinking habits and had some interesting findings, including that we drink on average 28 cups of tea a week, but only enjoy 25 of them. Half of respondents revealed that they have complained to a partner, colleague or friend when their tea-making efforts were below par and three quarters of tea-drinkers believe the way a person makes your cuppa shows just how much they really know you. Three in ten (30%) people felt so disappointed by a bad cup of tea they genuinely felt insulted by it, while 10% would rather someone forgot their birthday than deliver them a bad cup of tea. Who is the most likely to make us a bad cuppa? The research found that work colleagues were the worst culprits when it came to making us a sub-standard brew, but 40% would never reveal their disappointment to their boss. And of all those polled, just 20% would let their partner know if they made them a bad cup of tea. Grumbles around tea-making Of all the tea-making grumbles revealed, 36% said their tea was too weak, while another cause for moan was that it was lukewarm when they received it (35%). Serving a cup of tea in a mug that had not been washed properly upset a quarter of respondents, while 20% said the cup was not full enough. Top twenty tea complaints: 1. Too weak - 36% 2. Lukewarm - 35% 3. Too milky - 30% 4. The teabag has not been in for long enough - 26% 5. The mug has not been washed properly - 25% 6. It has the incorrect amount of milk - 21% 7. The cup is half empty - 20% 8. It is poor quality tea - 19% 9. The cup is half full - 18% 10. Too strong - 18% 11. The teabag was left in too long - 18% 12. The milk was put in before the tea - 18% 13. Someone rushed the process - 16% 14. Not enough sugar or sweetener was in it - 15% 15. There are tea stains down the cup - 14% 16. Not milky enough - 14% 17. The mug is chipped - 13% 18. The wrong type of milk - 11% 19. They gave you sugar/sweetener when you don't take it - 11% 20. It is not the right brand of tea - 9% Millennials in support of GM crops, a survey reveals Millennials in support of GM crops, a survey reveals: A recent study has found that young people are 'embracing technology' when it comes to the future of farming in the UK. This includes genetic modification (GM) of crops and GM technologies - with just 22 per cent of millennials having concerns about their use. The survey, commissioned by the Agricultural Biotechnology Council (ABC), revealed that around two thirds of 18-30 year-olds polled recognise the benefits of technology in helping the sustainability of British farming in the coming years, and support futuristic farming methods. The poll of 1,600 millennials also revealed that around two thirds back the use of drones to carry out farming tasks such as counting sheep and spraying crops. Around two thirds of respondents were also in support of unmanned aerial vehicles, with only 26 per cent opposing self-driving tractors on farms. Supportive of modern farming techniques: The survey showed that the younger age group (18-30 year olds) are the most supportive of modern farming techniques. Going forward, the ABC wants to see technologies made available for use in the UK that have previously not been permitted by the EU. Mark Buckingham, chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council said: 'We are delighted to see young people embrace technology as part of the future of farming. 'Using cutting edge technology and growing techniques will enable the UK to deal with the serious challenges of keeping our farmers competitive, maintaining a safe, affordable food supply, and protecting our natural environment." Survey reveals food diet myths Britons live by Survey reveals food diet myths Britons live by: There are plenty of old wives' tales out there when it comes to food, but a survey has revealed just how much people in the UK live by them. From chewing gum taking seven years to digest and carrots helping you see in the dark, the poll of 2,000 Britons revealed the food myths we most commonly believe and use ' with four in ten people turning to them to inform their daily lifestyle.. The survey, commissioned by Spatone, revealed respondents believe skipping meals can aid weight loss, as can refraining from eating after 8pm. Others believe sugar is a great source of energy, and, despite being proven wrong in recent years, a fifth of those surveyed believe that eggs are bad for you, owing to their high cholesterol levels. One of the 'myths' that does have an element of truth, however, is that apples can help 'clean your teeth' ' removing food and plaque as you chew. Energy levels When asked about their day-to-day energy levels, almost four in 10 were concerned that they do not take in enough energy. Monday is when we generally feel at our lowest ebb, followed by Wednesday and Thursdays. Respondents also revealed there were seven days in a month where they woke up feeling like they were without enough energy to see them through the day, while less than one in 10 saying their energy levels were 'excellent'. Anna Lioni, brand manager for Spatone, said: 'Our survey results found some worrying statistics about the lack of knowledge around energy sources. 'And it also showed more than half of Brits have felt so low in energy, they actually thought they were falling ill ' with a quarter then consulting a doctor or health professional. 'Often, a lack of energy comes from a missing nutrient or vitamin, which supplements can help with ' as part of a healthy, varied diet.' Common food myths - but are they true or false? 'Eating apples cleans your teeth.' True 'Carrots make you see in the dark.' False 'Eggs are bad for you because they are high in cholesterol.' False 'Sugar gives you energy.' False 'Skipping meals helps you lose weight.' False 'No pain while exercising means no gain.' False 'You shouldn't eat a meal after 8pm if you want to lose weight'. False 'Gum takes seven years to be digested.' False Recent survey reveals predictions for the food industry in 2018 Singapore's food waste increased by 40 per cent in the past decade, survey says