24th April, 2013 – Craft ale drinkers and rooster lovers are forward of the curve on the subject of the newest consuming out style tastes, in response to a survey of foods and drinks hospitality enterprise leaders, carried out by Peach Manufacturing facility on behalf of retail know-how supplier, Omnico.Greater than half (56%) of hospitality enterprise leaders cited ‘rooster’ as a sizzling development, with over half (51%) voting for ‘craft ale’, whereas ‘barbecue’ (33%) and ‘sizzling canine’ (25%) have been additionally picked as ones to observe. The success of single dish institutions corresponding to Le Relais de Venise, Primo’s Gourmand Hotdogs and Burger and Lobster has additionally caught the eye of trade choice makers, with 1 / 4 of respondents selecting out ‘single merchandise menus’ as a sizzling development. In the meantime, optimism about client confidence was muted, with 32% anticipating falling common buyer spends in comparison with final yr, 45% saying there was ‘no change’, and 24% citing an anticipated  ‘slight improve’ in spend. The most important space of concern for meals and drinks manufacturers is ‘meals prices’, with 45% of respondents ‘involved’ and 35% ‘very involved’. The following largest areas of concern are ‘client confidence’ and ‘gasoline prices’ with 51% and 45% respectively ‘very involved’ or ‘involved’. Over 1 / 4 (26%) of foods and drinks enterprise leaders say that they anticipate the UK economic system to take greater than two years to return to development, with nearly a 3rd (32%) estimating 18-24 months. Solely 10% of respondents imagine that financial development is across the nook (6-12 months). The primary elements for fulfillment for consuming and ingesting out companies, in response to choice makers, are experiential, relatively than product based mostly. The highest challenges rated ‘crucial’ embody having  ‘engaged and motivated workers’ (88%), a ‘prime quality buyer expertise’ (86%) and ‘constructing loyalty and advice’ (73%). Commenting on the tendencies and financial predictions, Alex Thorne, Director of Hospitality at Omnico, stated: “It’s clear that the buying and selling situations within the hospitality market are powerful, not simply when it comes to client confidence but additionally the price of doing enterprise, with considerations over meals, gasoline and property prices all cited by choice makers. Consequently we’re seeing a again to fundamentals method, with barely retro sizzling tendencies and a give attention to customer support to commerce out of recession. “The analysis reinforces the additional significance of constructing loyalty and making certain that the client expertise is second to none. The expansion of ‘single merchandise menu’ institutions marries effectively with established chains catching on to the recognition of road meals and pop up websites. Half of the enterprise choice makers we surveyed stated they anticipated this type of model extension occurring within the subsequent 12 months.  “Expertise performs an vital position by giving consuming and ingesting out manufacturers a greater understanding of the enterprise and their prospects to drive loyalty and discover methods of enhancing the client expertise,” added Alex. Prime 10 prime consuming and ingesting out sizzling tendencies% saying it is going to make an affect in subsequent yearChicken56%Craft ale51%Barbecue33%Hotdogs25%Single merchandise menus26%Sustainable fish27%Steak27%Cheaper cuts (e.g. oxcheek)24%Micro-distillery spirits20%Sriracha/Asian ‘sizzling sauces’16%  Main monetary challenges for 2013Very concernedConcernedModerately concernedNo concernedFood prices35%45%19%1percentVAT16%14%33%37%Rental/property prices15%33%39%13%Gas prices14%31%37%18%Shopper confidence14%37%40%9percentContinued sluggish development12%35%44%9percentGovernment cuts12%22%48%18%Staffing prices11%37%41%11%Nationwide employment levels8%21%41%30%  Which of the next ‘model extensions’ do you anticipate rising this yr? Meals “to go”56%Avenue meals/vehicles44%Categorical or kiosk variations of present codecs44%Pop ups43%Grocery/retail product affords26%Outdoors catering (e.g. at festivals)15%Other2percentThe survey was carried out by Peach Manufacturing facility in January 2013, and concerned in-depth questionnaires with 127 enterprise leaders in UK-based consuming and ingesting out companies.About Omnico GroupOmnico Group helps companies worldwide provide a whole retail expertise, becoming a member of up shops, e-commerce and cell, and offering a greater understanding of the client to drive engagement and loyalty. Bringing over 20 years’ expertise and forging the mixed know-how of Digipos and Readability, Omnico Group works with manufacturers corresponding to Superdry, Subsequent, YO! Sushi and Pret A Manger to supply options that may be deployed quickly and assist to cut back complete price of possession.Omnico serves the whole retail market, from excessive road retailers to hospitality, leisure and leisure companies. With a head workplace in Basingstoke, England, Omnico has a presence in 28 nations and a turnover of over £100 million. For extra details about Omnico, please go to the corporate’s web site www.omnicogroup.com or observe @omnicogroup on Twitter. For extra data, please contact:Philip Szomszor / Simon BibbyFirefly CommunicationsPR for OmnicoE: [email protected]T: +44 (0)203 170 8008