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Ireland Lunchtime Preferences Market Report 2022
2022-03-08T03:04:18+00:00
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“COVID-19 has changed the lunchtime space as consumers are eating more meals in home more than ever before. As many workplaces across IoI are moving towards a hybrid workplace, consumers…

Ireland Lunchtime Preferences Market Report 2022

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Report Summary

“COVID-19 has changed the lunchtime space as consumers are eating more meals in home more than ever before. As many workplaces across IoI are moving towards a hybrid workplace, consumers have the freedom to spend more time making creative and innovative meals that suit their needs. Takeaway lunches and on-the-go lunch options have declined as consumers gravitate towards making their own meals, making it more important for companies to produce takeaway lunch options that meet the health needs of consumers to encourage spending.”
Natalie Magill, Market Research Analyst

Key issues covered in this Report

  • The impact of COVID-19 on lunchtime preferences
  • Lunchtime preferences eating in-home vs out-of-home
  • Consumer attitudes towards lunchtime preferences
  • Health in lunchtime preferences

Table of Contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Key issues covered in this Report
        • COVID-19: Market context
          • Issues covered in this Report
          • Executive Summary

              • The market
                • Impact of COVID-19 on lunchtime preferences
                  • Figure 1: Expected impact of COVID-19 on lunchtime preferences, short, medium and long term, 2022
                • UK/NI food prices on the rise
                  • Figure 2: Consumer price index, all food, UK/NI, 2019-22
                  • Figure 3: Consumer price index, all food, RoI, 2019-22
                • The impact of COVID-19 on takeaway lunches
                  • Figure 4: Food outlet consumers have ordered a takeaway for lunch from in the last month, NI and RoI, 2021
                • Innovations
                  • The consumer
                    • Planned lunches are a popular option amongst Irish consumers
                      • Figure 5: What options consumers have chosen for their lunch outside of the home, NI and Roi, 2021
                    • Younger consumers are more likely to try new dishes
                      • Figure 6: Consumer lunch preferences for a familiar or new dish, by age, NI and RoI, 2021
                    • Consumers seek lunch inspiration
                      • Figure 7: Consumers who would like more ideas on how to use dinner leftovers to create different dishes for lunch, NI and RoI, 2021
                    • Over half of Irish consumers are eating lunch at home
                      • Figure 8: How often consumers have eaten lunch at home in the last month, NI and RoI, 2021
                      • Figure 9: How often consumers predict they will eat lunch at home in the next six months, NI and RoI, 2021
                    • What we think
                    • The Market – Key Takeaways

                      • The impact of COVID-19 on takeaway lunches
                        • UK/NI food prices on the rise
                          • Consumers’ priorities are shifting in regards to lunchtime
                          • Market Drivers

                            • Impact of COVID-19 on lunchtime preferences
                              • Figure 10: Expected impact of COVID-19 on lunchtime preferences, short, medium and long term, 2022
                            • UK/NI food prices on the rise
                              • Figure 11: Consumer price index, all food, UK/NI, 2019-22
                              • Figure 12: Consumer price index, all food, RoI, 2019-22
                            • The impact of the cost-of-living crisis
                              • Figure 13: Consumer behaviours towards value, UK and Ireland, 2021
                            • The impact of COVID-19 on takeaway lunches
                              • Figure 14: Food outlet consumers have ordered a takeaway for lunch from in the last month, NI and RoI, 2021
                              • Figure 15: Key factors driving consumer behaviour around surroundings – Select items, UK and Ireland, 2021
                            • Consumers’ priorities are shifting at lunchtime
                              • Kids’ lunches under the spotlight
                                • Figure 16: Consumers’ attitudes towards children’s eating habits, NI and RoI, 2021
                              • Ethical considerations shifting in-home lunch habits
                                • Figure 17: Agreement with statements relating to supermarkets, NI and RoI, 2021
                            • Innovations – Key Takeaways

                              • More vegetarian/vegan lunch options
                                • Cheese can offer a number of benefits at lunchtime
                                  • Brunch offers more variety
                                  • Who’s Innovating?

                                      • The rise of vegan/plant-based lunches
                                        • Figure 18: Claims for lunchtime foods, UK and Ireland, 2017-22*
                                        • Figure 19: New launches of food products with a vegetarian/vegan/no animal ingredients/plant-based claim, UK and Ireland, 2021-22
                                      • The versatility of cheese
                                        • Figure 20: Consumer attitudes towards cheese, UK and Ireland, 2021
                                        • Figure 21: New product releases of flavoured cheese, UK and Ireland, 2021-22
                                      • Blurring the mealtime lines
                                        • Figure 22: Marks and Spencer’s Anytime Eating range, UK and Ireland, 2021-22
                                    • The Consumer – Key Takeaways

                                      • Irish consumers prefer familiar meat-based lunches
                                        • Younger consumers prioritise convenience
                                          • Planning is key at lunchtime
                                          • Lunch Preferences Outside the Home

                                              • Planned lunches are popular amongst Irish consumers
                                                • Figure 23: What options consumers have chosen for their lunch outside of the home, NI and Roi, 2021
                                              • Younger consumers prioritise convenience
                                                • Figure 24: Consumers who have bought ready-to-eat food from a supermarket/convenience store for lunch in the last month, by age group, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                • Figure 25: Consumers who are concerned about sugar in food and drink products, by age, NI and RoI, 2019
                                              • Consumers of higher affluence are more inclined to order takeaway
                                                • Figure 26: Consumers who have ordered a takeaway for lunch in the last month, by socio-economic status, NI and RoI, 2021
                                            • Frequency of Eating Lunch in the Home

                                                • Over half of Irish consumers are eating lunch at home
                                                  • Figure 27: How often consumers have eaten lunch at home in the last month, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                  • Figure 28: How often consumers predict they will eat lunch at home in the next six months, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                  • Figure 29: Where consumers worked before and during COVID-19, NI and RoI, 2020
                                                • Women are eating more lunches at home compared to men
                                                  • Figure 30: Consumers who agree they have eaten lunch at home five times a week or more in the last month, by gender, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                • Younger consumers eating less inside the home
                                                  • Figure 31: Consumers who agree they have eaten lunch at home five times a week or more in the last month, by age group, NI and RoI, 2021
                                              • Consumer Lunch Preferences

                                                  • Irish consumers prefer familiar meat-based lunches
                                                    • Figure 32: Consumer lunchtime preferences, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                  • Younger consumers are more likely to try new dishes
                                                    • Figure 33: Consumer lunch preferences for a familiar or new dish, by age, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                    • Figure 34: Consumer behaviours towards experiences, by age, UK and Ireland, 2021
                                                  • Younger NI consumers prefer an indulgent lunch
                                                    • Figure 35: Consumer lunch preferences, by age, NI, 2021
                                                  • Those who work at home are more likely to eat a meat-free lunch
                                                    • Figure 36: Consumer preferences for meat-free lunches, by work situation, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                  • In RoI, the younger the children, the less likely consumers are to plan their lunch
                                                    • Figure 37: Consumer preferences for a planned or impulsive lunch, by children in household, RoI, 2021
                                                    • Figure 38: “I am most concerned my child has…”, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                • Attitudes Towards Lunch Preferences at Home

                                                    • Irish consumers like to plan their lunches for the week
                                                      • Figure 39: Attitudes towards lunchtime preferences in the home, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                    • Consumers need lunch inspiration
                                                      • Figure 40: Consumers who would like more ideas on how to use dinner leftovers to create different dishes for lunch, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                      • Figure 41: Consumers who would like more ideas on how to use dinner leftovers to create different dishes for lunch, by age group, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                    • Eating at home allows consumers to keep lunchtime exciting
                                                      • Figure 42: Consumers who agree/disagree they are bored of their lunches at home, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                      • Figure 43: Attitudes towards cooking, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                  • Attitudes Towards Lunch Preferences Outside the Home

                                                      • Irish consumers work through lunch breaks
                                                        • Figure 44: Attitudes towards lunchtime preferences outside the home, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                        • Figure 45: How worried Irish consumers are about the risk of being exposed to COVID-19, 2020-22
                                                        • Figure 46: Consumers agreeing/disagreeing that they have been eating lunch outside of the home as much as possible since COVID-19/coronavirus restrictions were relaxed, NI and RoI, 2021
                                                      • Potential for lunchbox deposit schemes in Ireland
                                                        • Figure 47: Consumers agreeing/disagreeing if they would be happy to participate in a lunchbox deposit scheme (eg lunch meals in reusable containers in exchange for a deposit), NI and RoI, 2021
                                                        • Figure 48: Ethical causes consumers consider before buying food and drink, NI and RoI, 2020
                                                    • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                      • Data sources
                                                        • COVID-19 Tracker wave information
                                                          • Abbreviations

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