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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.

As the first country to come out of lockdown, China is providing a glimpse of what the future holds for food-to-go operators in other markets.

IGD spoke to Food Service Director Caroline Ottoy from Planet Organic in this exclusive webcast.

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Our predictions for the trends that will shape food-to-go in 2020.

We assess the state of play in the UK food-to-go market, with current and future market size projections, designed to help you understand the dynamics within each segment to make the most of your food-to-go growth opportunity.

In our latest London city guide we share inspirational formats from three of the UK capital's food-to-go hot spots.

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Leading UK food-to-go retailer, Pret, has announced that 30 sites will close permanently as part of a restructure to cope with the impact of COVID-19.  The closures represent just over 7% of Pret’s 410-strong estate. Two-thirds of the closures will be outside London, including sites in Glasgow, Reading, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Sheffield.  It will also start a consultation to reduce headcount across remaining UK stores and support staff and will put the lease of its main support office in Victoria, London, up for sale.

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US-based Wegmans is permanently closing all its Pub by Wegmans locations, having temporarily closed them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pivoting towards fast-casual, pickup and delivery Wegmans operated 12 ‘Pub’ restaurants within its stores, offering a casual dining experience and adult beverages. Moving forward, the retailer will focus on fast-casual solutions, including in-store, for pick...
Leading retailer of food in travel locations, SSP has indicated that it is initiating a major review of its UK operations in the light of slow returning business post-lockdown.  With global sales running 90% below normal levels in June, the business is beginning to see an uptick in traffic in some geographies as lockdowns are eased in North America and Continental Europe.  However, this relative ...
IGD analysts share their thoughts regarding the impact of COVID-19 on grocery retail channels. “Discount growth could accelerate in the medium to long term” Maxime Delacour, Senior Retail Analyst Prior to the pandemic, the discount channel was enjoying some of the fastest growth in the industry. This is expected to continue, with discount retailers adapting quickly to market trends to ...

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