food service cleaning products in Europe

Business critical issues for professionals cleaning kitchens in Europe

Kline’s consulting staff has conducted extensive research on Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe: Market Analysis and Opportunities in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom for the report due out in September. Many end users agree that food safety compliance, environmentally safe/conscious cleaning, waste reduction, and employee safety are the most important issues they face. When asked which issues are most crucial for their businesses, cleaning professionals indicate the following:


When it comes to food safety compliance, about half of the end users in our survey manage this internally, while the other half use external partners such as Diversey, Ecolab, Anios, Dr. Schnell, and Steinfels to help them comply with food safety regulations.

Part of end users’ efforts to be environmentally conscious include waste reduction and waste recycling programs, both of which are widespread. Some 58% of the end users we surveyed have waste recycling programs, with 85% recycling plastics, 71% recycling oils, 51% recycling chemicals, and 19% recycling other materials including glass, paper, and food. In terms of waste reduction programs, 83% focus on plastic, 65% on food, 64% on water, and 55% on paper waste reduction from their operations.

In addition to insights and rich survey data from end users, other key deliverables from the report include a comprehensive assessment of market size, segmentation, and growth, as well as a focus on key trends, challenges, and business opportunities. The study focuses on usage patterns for warewash chemicals, hand care, and hard-surface cleaning chemicals used primarily in commercial kitchens, food preparation areas, dining areas, and public washrooms by contract caterers and cleaning professionals at facilities such as:
• Government offices and commercial office buildings
• Hospitals
• Lodging establishments
• Nursing homes
• Assisted living facilities
• Restaurants including fast-casual, full-service, quick serve, cafes, pubs, and bars
• Schools and universities

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