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Our food-to-go predictions for 2020 and beyond.  This year our report considers four possible scenarios for the future of food-to-go from 2020-2022. 

This report covers the UK food-to-go specialists market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends.

Working from home has become the new norm for many, however office workers still sometimes want a change of scene – and a decent coffee. To meet this need, Starbucks Japan has collaborated with design consultant ThinkLab to develop a coworking space concept in the 2nd floor of its Tokyo Ginza shop.

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How the pandemic has affected food-to-go in retail and foodservice and what this means for retailers, operators and suppliers.

In our new Eating In Vs Dining Out research, produced in collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, we explore the impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market.

How retailers can maximise the sales opportunity as consumers switch from eating-out to dining-in during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The report includes examples of new innovation from retailers such as Sainsbury's, Musgrave, S-Group, FamilyMart, Ahold Delhaize and Loblaw.

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2020 is a year like no other for UK food-to-go.  Previously the hero of the food and drink market, the sector has experienced unprecedented challenges in 2020 which will continue to impact it for years to come.

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The retailer has opened the flagship store, made of six overlapping shipping contains, in Shanghai on 9 th September. Continuing long history of sustainability and commitment to recycling The store is located at Shanghai’s Wisdom Bay Science Innovation Park, which was formerly home to warehouses and container storage yards. The cargo containers have now been converted into office spaces...
Pret a Manger will offer a new coffee subscription service where customers can buy up to five coffees a day for £20 per month.  The new scheme aims to tempt back customers as the chain struggles to regain sales in its core city centre locations, which are still relatively deserted as many office workers continue to work from home. New digital strategy Pret will launch its YourPret Barista m...
Costa Coffee is the latest food-to-go operator to announce plans to reduce its workforce, following similar announcements by Pret and SSP. Up to 1,650 jobs are at risk across 1,600 Costa-owned stores – the company’s 1,100 franchise stores are not affected. Costa did not mention specific store closures, saying, “In terms of store closures, we open new stores, renovate stores and close sto...

Current developments in food-to-go with our round up of the latest news.