Data and analysis

Wholesalers and brand owners work with several insight providers to measure the effectiveness of investment in foodservice and spot trends in customer and consumer behaviour. Click on the logos below to learn more about what our insight partners can offer.


Contact : Stewart Sims
Mob : 07584 504 217
Email : Stewart Sims

Caterlyst designs and delivers lead generation, marketing and data planning strategies for businesses targeting the Out of Home market. We support sales and marketing teams with a comprehensive range of industry specific Sales CRM and marketing services that provide our clients with the knowledge and expertise to help them make informed decisions about their customers, prospects and lead generation marketing strategies.

We partner with clients targeting the UK & Eire Out of Home markets to enable them to build understanding and stronger business-to-business relationships with both existing customers and prospects.
Our unparalleled depth of experience in how to solve many of the data challenges that you face, with our experience in managing complex Out of Home data, allows us to deliver tangible results, setting us apart from other organisations that do not have the same focus and depth.
At our core is a fully relational database of some 750,000 OOH businesses including over 400,000 Foodservice & Convenience outlets, fully segmented and with site and business types appended and links to parents.
This detailed market insight enables us to provide a range of core sales and marketing solutions:
• Data Services
• Data Analytics 
• Sales CRM Solutions
• Marketing Services
• Company & Product News Portals ( and
Caterlyst is the UK’s leading provider of Out of Home business-to-business data management, sales CRM and insight services

Contact : Graeme Loudon
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CGA Strategy are the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic consultancy to the out of home leisure and foodservice market. The definitive source of integrated consumer insight and market measurement, informing strategies for the world’s biggest food and drinks brands, wholesalers, hospitality operators and finance houses, as well as government, public sector and industry bodies. CGA operate in the UK, France, Germany and the USA and combine large scale qualitative and quantitative research with proprietary sales performance models and an unrivalled passion and knowledge of the sector, to help the market make smarter and more informed decisions.

Contact : Chris York
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Euromonitor International is a global market research company supporting strategic decisions on corporate planning, franchising and expansion, distribution, suppliers and positioning within the global foodservice industry. Our industry, company, economic and consumer insights move your business forward.
Our research supports foodservice companies with strategy and planning, consumer insights, competitive intelligence, category and consumer insights, innovation, brand management and marketing. From global and country brand shares of foodservice providers to analysis about local consumer dining behaviour, our research helps you become an expert on your target markets.
As independent market research experts, you can rely on us for unbiased historic trends and forecasts for every region, country, category, channel and consumer. Our innovative market research products, reliable reports and daily updates from expert analysts make Euromonitor International an essential resource for every organisation.
Euromonitor International’s extensive network of in-country analysts provides the depth of local business information required in today’s international business environment. Our global industry specialist teams ensure the international consistency of our research.
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Contact : Molly Wilmot
Mob : 07920 566 722
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him! research and consultancy specialise in speaking to shoppers, retailers and food service operators within the convenience, high street and wholesale industries. We work with FMCG suppliers, retailers, wholesalers, financial institutions and associations, to bring them closer to their customers and to ensure that insight is incorporated and embedded within their businesses.

Working within these sectors for over 20 years has enabled us to track and forecast the key trends and behaviours of the shoppers. The relationships we have developed over this time have allowed us to conduct these large scale studies across the UK effectively.

Within our research we analyse the customer journey “pre shop”, “during shop” and “post shop” to explain the performance of the UK wholesale sector in its entirety. We do this by speaking to wholesale customers both face-to-face and via telephone, ensuring we are always speaking to the decision maker. We identify the needs, wants and opinions of all the different wholesale customers; from independent retailers, food service caterers and pub owners who use cash and carry or delivered methods as their route to market.

Our study delivers a complete understanding of the current and future customer requirements. We categorise our research by individual wholesaler as well as category; in depot or delivered, to help our clients pinpoint the data that is most relevant to them. Our approach allows us to deliver insightful benchmarks for customer satisfaction, service, category range, and value for money as well as many other factors, across the major UK wholesalers.

Contact : Peter Backman
Tel : +44 (0)844 800 0456
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Horizons provides measured, authoritative insight about the foodservice sector; about the drivers shaping the eating out of home consumer; and about how operators react to these changes. Horizons is well positioned to answer your questions with hard evidence, combined with creative delivery to help drive sales in this exciting marketplace.

Horizons’ expertise covers all sectors of the eating out market and the entire supply chain.  Horizons is used by suppliers, operators – including branded chains and contract caterers – the investment community, central banks, national government, and international bodies such as the UN.

We invest in creating unique datasets – statistical descriptions of the market, analysed menus, operator brand databases and more. And Market Modeller provides a unique approach to measuring the size of any product category.

We have an array of proven methodologies and frameworks for producing forecasts, for the short term and the longer term.

The Horizons team is highly experienced, and with a combination of a broad range of skills, and the unparalleled depth and detail of our data, we can help make a difference to your business in the foodservice sector.

 Further detail about Horizons is on our website 




Contact : Simon Stenning
Mob : 0207 611 0429
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M&C Allegra Foodservice brings together two of the leading specialist information providers serving the UK eating and drinking out market. This offers a unique combination of comprehensive daily news coverage and opinion, together with essential analysis, market intelligence and consumer insight. 

Up to date news from the M&C Allegra Report keeps industry executives informed of the latest market initiatives and in touch with all the most recent people and company developments.  

M&C Allegra Foodservice prides itself on the strength of its insight and analysis through the triangulation of information across consumers, competitors and markets.  The Eating Out Panel delivers monthly tracking of consumer behaviour across the breadth of the Out of Home market, offering a deep understanding of customers - their motivations, consumption and spending habits, outlets visited and their feedback on those eating out occasions. Detailed competitor intelligence is maintained on over 150 brands across the industry, with performance tracking, physical development, menu offerings and SWOT analysis.   Comprehensive market analysis is available via definitive reporting on market size, segmentation and growth forecasts across the entire sector and within key sub-markets.      

 Through Allegra’s Food Strategy Forum, members have access to the latest industry intelligence through reports, debates and food concept study tours.

Contact : Alex Demetriou
Mob : +44 (0) 207 606 4533
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Mintel is the world’s leading market intelligence agency, with offices in London, Chicago, Shanghai, Belfast, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.

Of course there’s data, and there’s market research, but there is also market analysis, competitive intelligence, product intelligence and, most importantly, the expertise to combine these elements in an expert synthesis that generates insight and recommendation rooted in cast-iron fact.

From a Foodservice perspective, Mintel publishes a dedicated range of UK (&US) consumer reports that explores the current trends, major themes and future opportunities in the sector. Mintel in addition tracks menu developments in the influential US restaurant sector and publishes a series of what is trending reports based on the menu changes.
Any questions that fall outside of the box Mintel has an in-house consultancy and a large shopper network who are experienced in working on Foodservice projects.

Contact : Guy Fielding
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The NPD Group has more than 35 years of experience providing reliable and comprehensive
consumer-based market information to leaders in the foodservice industry. With information
available for North America, Europe, and Asia, NPD gives you the latest information about
restaurant concepts, menu activity, and food trends that drive greater sales. In addition, our
expert client development team adds unique insights and perspectives to help you achieve
your business objectives.

NPD helps restaurant operators, distributors, and food and beverage manufacturers identify
potential customers, leverage competitive market insights, track product performance, and
improve sales planning, marketing, and promotions. Powered by CREST®, NPD is the leading
source for market information within the foodservice industry.

CREST® is a unique consumer panel delivering insights for the out-of-home (OOH) market.
It tracks consumer behavior in commercial and non-commercial foodservice outlets, 365
days a year. CREST gives full information on segment, restaurant type, and chain visited, as
well as occasion and type of consumption, average spending, and food and beverages
consumed. The panel provides accurate and dynamic insights (month, quarter, year) into
what’s happening in the OOH market in European countries.

Around the world, CREST tracks consumer foodservice usage in Australia, Canada, China,
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Pilot programs are
underway in Mexico and Poland. Category and data availability varies by country.


Contact : Patrick Noone
Mob : 07888 917811
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Technomic is the leading fact-based consulting and research firm serving the food industry. For over 48 years we’ve been tracking trends, advising clients, and publishing key industry reports.
Our services range from major research studies and management consulting solutions to online databases and simple fact-finding assignments. Our clients include food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants and retailers, other foodservice organizations, and various institutions aligned with the food industry. We offer a wide range of solutions for foodservice suppliers, adding varying degrees of value-added or customized insights.
Our main services are as follows:- 
- Menu Trends from Technomic MenuMonitor,the most comprehensive global menu tracking system on the market.This on-line database includes hundreds of UK menus,numerous regular updated Menu Trend reports and analysis and presentation building from our SmartSupport team.
- Market Studies through Technomic Consumer Trend Reports,which include category performance,attitudes,purchasing behaviour,brand usage and occasion drivers.
- Outlet Database via the Technomic Digital Resource Library,our on-line Pub and Restaurant Chain database,updated daily with hundreds of company profiles,key contacts,menus,industry financials and expert insights.
- Sector Facts and Figures from the Technomic Strategic Planning Programme,which includes an annual Foodservice Industry Market size overview by major sector, future forecasts,quarterly webinars on industry,menu and consumer trends,plus an annual Restaurant Conference discussing the global economy,emerging foodservice concepts,demographic patterns and culinary,menu,food and beverage trends.
- Custom Consumer and Market Research which includes consumer attitudes,behaviours,pricing sensitivity,usage studies and frequency analysis as well as market sizing and forecasts,marketing effectiveness,and concept development and branding.

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