Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Food, Beverages & Restaurant(Food Industry)
Filter PR by
  
Growing focus on healthy & balanced meals, festivities, is the new spirit of Ramadan, says Kantar AMRB
 
Growing focus on healthy & balanced meals, festivities, is the new spirit of Ramadan, says Kantar AMRB

Ramadan Connect 2.0, AMRB’s recent research explores the shift in consumer consumption habits during the holy month

  • From 2012 to 2016, consumption of healthy food has increased to 17 percent from 10 percent
  • Increasing number of women finding ideas on social platforms like Pintrest, Instagram for creative presentation of meals
  • Number of dishes prepared at home reduced to 53 percent from 66 percent in 2012; shift towards ready-to-cook, packaged food and ordering in
  • Share of soda consumption has decreased by 9 percent while laban consumption has increased by 6 percent among all cold beverages

May 16, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  The holy month of Ramadan has set a new benchmark for homemakers as their social demands compete with spiritual sentiments. A recent study by Kantar AMRB reveals a distinct shift in behaviour gravitating towards creation of a festive Ramadan feel, less interactive family time, nutritious food, creative presentation and convenient meal options. AMRB – which is part of the Kantar Group of companies, one of the largest research and consultancy conglomerates globally – carried a comparative in-depth study of consumer behaviour during Ramadan as a guide for marketers to design their Ramadan specific strategies. The research, Ramadan Connect 2.0, took into account face-to-face interviews, focus groups and ethnographic interviews with local women to get a clearer picture of the finer nuances, trends and changes in the pattern.

A deviation from the past, today’s woman believes in putting together healthier meal options, be it for Iftaar, Suhoor, dinner or snacks. From 2012 to 2016, consumption of healthy food has increased to 17 percent from 10 percent, and foods and beverages such as fruits, laban, green tea, juices, soups and salads increasing their presence on the dining table. Similarly, there is a growing focus on balanced meals to avoid the negative effects of ailments like indigestion, bloating, sudden weight gain, etc., which impacts wellbeing. There is also a reassessment of choices to minimise wastage in line with Ramadan’s spirit of austerity and simplicity.

“The key consumer concerns that homemakers face in Ramadan focus on how to create a perfect meal without compromising on taste, quality and presentation,” said Edwin Coutinho, Associate Vice President, Kantar AMRB, “For example, in Saudi Arabia, there is a 56 percent decrease in kitchen help in the last four years. Hence, more women have to rely on themselves to prepare meals and this puts a lot of onus on them. This requires a lot of planning in advance and we have seen a marked shift from a bulk-based buying approach to a need-based approach; that is, they plan out what they need and buy smartly. Cooking bases, such as dough and fillings, are also prepared before-hand while more women are now on a look out for ready meals for smoother cooking experience. Another trend includes ordering in – mostly limited to side dishes – and the number of dishes prepared at home has reduced to 53 percent from 66 percent in 2012. In fact, out of the food consumed at Iftar, 58 percent is store-bought.”

Driven by peer pressure, particularly on virtual platforms, women are also finding it a constant challenge to reinvent their style. Innovative, yet economic menus, smarter cutlery, captivating presentation and a creative home décor add to the overall experience as well as feel of festive dining. Decorations now filling the table enhance the sense of abundance around dishes. This reflects women’s sense of sophistication and finesse regarding food display and their sense of personality and creativity to a larger audience virtually. An increasing number of women are finding ideas on social platforms like Pintrest, Instagram as well as movies, which have inspired them to infuse a celebratory and fun filled spirit in Ramadan in terms of activities and home décor.  

A few other key findings of the report include:

  • Coffee consumption increases by 22 percent during Ramadan as compared to other days, while tea consumption reduces by 19 percent; Arabic Coffee remains the favourite.
  • Sambousek is one of the key dishes consumed during Ramadan, showing 71 percent increase from non-Ramadan days. 
  • Desserts consumption increases significantly during Ramadan (by 30 percent); sweets like Kunafah that require more effort to prepare are mostly bought from shops / restaurants.
  • Chocolate and Shawarma are seeing an increase during filler with chips and biscuits showing a decline
  • Consumers prefer more cold beverages in Ramadan as compared to hot beverages; soda consumption has decreased by 9 percent while laban consumption has increased by 6 percent among all cold beverages.

Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 18611 times
PR Category : Food Industry
Posted on : Tuesday, May 16, 2017  3:16:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : WTCEME Exhibitors Upbeat for New Business Deals
Next Story : Punjabi By Nature introduces a flavourful Iftar Buffet this ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Time for Some AIGNER Love [15665-Views]
Reverse the effects of hair fall with Crescina Re-Growth HFSC Shampoo [15549-Views]
RUNWAY DUBAI creates a new buzz campaign for fashion tourism [14652-Views]
Achieve whiter teeth at home with Spotlight Teeth White Strips [14530-Views]
Noble™ Anti-aging Skin Care Products [13896-Views]
Skyline Conducted Women of Substance: A Panel Discussion on Women Empowerment [13084-Views]
Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds Celebrates The Virtuosity Of Art Deco Design Genius [13078-Views]
UAE National Day celebrated in Skyline Carnival 2017 [13042-Views]
SUC signed MOU with Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah [12920-Views]
SUC conducted Tour Guide Training Program for SCTDA [12615-Views]
Calvin Klein Presents Steadfast Collection [11346-Views]
Gift gorgeous skin this festive season. [10913-Views]
Mido's Multifort Escape - An uncompromising timepiece for exploring new horizons [10254-Views]
Mohammed bin Rashid Launches UAE Astronaut Programme [10254-Views]
NIVEA MEN and Real Madrid Extend Partnership Globally Covering 70+ Countries [10083-Views]
Sthan, bringing you authentic Frontier food from beyond borders, is now open in Dubai [10059-Views]
Absolutely Rejuvenated Skin to Start the New Year [9534-Views]
Coach Women's Lex Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch Collection [9071-Views]
BOSS watches presents Navigator Collection [9028-Views]
‘Artistry' - Branded Jewellery show at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' outlet in Meena Bazar, Bur... [8662-Views]
Celebrate the Festive Season With the Galleria on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi [7924-Views]
Together for Egyptian Cinema: A Million happy viewers [7649-Views]
Feast your way into the festive season at The Coffee Club [7405-Views]
Bovet Presents Brilliant Is Beautiful Gala Benefitting Artists for Peace and Justice's Gl... [7082-Views]
Glamazle.com names a Lipstick after Yardstick Marketing as a testimonial to the services o... [7009-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories