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Food Waste - Analyzing Consumer Insights, Trends and Sustainability

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  • 32 Pages
  • June 2022
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5656111
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This report is part of a series on key trends which are currently affecting the foodservice landscape. This report explains the various reasons why Localism is important to the consumer and how industry players can leverage it, with a view to how the trend will evolve over the next few years.

Food waste is a complex issue, affecting various stages of the food supply chain. The foodservice industry is a major contributor to global food waste meaning that there is a moral imperative to solve this issue as well as to meet consumer demand for sustainability.


  • Given the social and environmental ramifications of food waste, consumers are wanting to make more sustainable choices and feel they are doing something 'good'.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated inefficiencies in the supply chain.
  • In the interests of the health of their business as well as growing ESG regulatory pressure, foodservice operators will soon have to make food waste management a priority.
  • To address food waste effectively, foodservice brands are having to review the entire supply chain.
  • Businesses are finding innovative ways to tackle the issue, by leveraging culinary trends such as fermented and store cupboard ingredients, which are taking a star role in meals.

Reasons to Buy

  • Understand the challenges and opportunities for foodservice brands in order to tap into the food waste trend.
  • Gain insight into how competitors are responding to this trend.
  • Access valuable strategic take-outs to help direct future decision-making and inform new product and service development.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Consumer insight
  • Action against food waste
  • Take-outs
  • What next?
  • Appendix

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • ReFed
  • Saint Peter
  • Apeel
  • FoodCycle
  • Rethink Food
  • Gili Lankanfushi
  • Farmhouse Tavern
  • Just Eat
  • Oak Hill Café and Farm
  • Silo
  • Too Good To Go