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UK eating out market forecast 2022

In this report, we forecast the value of the UK's eating out sector in 2022 as it tries to recover from Covid and look at the implications for the nine subsectors which comprise this market.

Food-to-go in retail

This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in small and large stores around the world.

Centra’s latest food-to-go innovation

Our recent visits to Centra stores in Dublin provide best-in-class examples of food-to-go in convenience stores. We look at how Musgrave is evolving its food-to-go offering in its stores in Millers Glen and Ratoath and meeting the needs of their local shoppers. 

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Food-to-go trends 2022

The five trends shaping food-to-go around the world this year with examples of the operators and retailers already leading the way.

UK food-to-go market 2021-2026

Our predictions for a return to growth. We examine the short and longer term outlook for each sub-sector (coffee specialists, food-to-go specialists, QSR, convenience/forecourts and supermarkets/hypermarkets) and highlight implications for operators, retailers and suppliers.

Eating In vs Dining Out: drivers of future change in the UK food and drink market

In this report we identify which of the 10 drivers of change will have the biggest long term impact on the UK food and drink industry, and what this means for businesses in the sector.

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Last week IGD hosted its first webinar for the eating out market: “Eating out: a new world of challenges and opportunities”.  Over 150 retailers, operators, manufacturers, wholesalers and opinion leaders joined the session to find out where the opportunities for growth could be found amid the challenges facing the market.

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According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Couche-Tard and EG Group could potentially merge, with the latter valued at around US$16bn. Where do the two businesses overlap? The convenience market in the U.S is highly fragmented, with approx. 150,000 stores trading. Couche-Tard is the second largest operator with about 7,150 sites, while EG has approx. 1,700 stores. The merger could he...
Since the launch of Shell Café in April 2021 in the Netherlands , the concept has been rolled out to other markets. We highlight the latest developments and explain what can be learned. Shell Café available in more than 10 markets  The Shell Café concept has been launched in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Czech Republi...
Join us on Tuesday 26 April to hear from Robin Mills, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland who will present this year’s highly-anticipated Arena Savoy lecture. Attended by suppliers and operators in the eating out sector, this coveted event, will provide unrivalled knowledge that guests can take back to their businesses to help navigate the challenging economic landscape. Robi...
Eating In Vs Dining Out

Read our new Eating In Vs Dining Out research to help plan for the future during and post-COVID.

Eating In vs Dining Out: drivers of future change in the UK food and drink market

Eating In vs Dining Out: what does foodservice reopening mean for retail?

The impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market in 2020

UK food and drink market outlook for 2021

Four scenarios for the UK food and drink market post-COVID