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UK food-to-go specialists sector report 2021

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

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.

Meal deals: how are they evolving?

With 42% of food-to-go shoppers completing lunch deal missions we look at what matters to these shoppers.  We showcase examples from retail and food service catering to different needs and identify potential opportunities for pricing, mission targeting and range development. 

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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.

Food-to-go trends 2021

Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond.  Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The food-to-go store of the future (updated)

Updated with new examples - Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at 10 formats and the key themes linking them together.

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The lunch! trade show returned on 23rd September at London’s ExCeL to bring together the food-to-go industry. Here’s what we learned:

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The UK food and drink market continues to face a period of unprecedented change.  As we all learn to live with coronavirus there is a general movement back to pre-pandemic patterns, but not for everything – some behaviours will have changed fundamentally for the long term. And it’s not only the pandemic that is stimulating these changes.   Companies are also learning how to operate in a pos...
Responding to the new opportunities in the UK’s post-pandemic ‘from-home’ workforce, Sainsbury’s has launched a new lunchtime sub-category focus in the chilled aisle of some 300 of its stores.   Curating a range of for-one products, the retailer has brought together a selection of branded retail lines from key on-trend high street food-to-go players (Leon, Itsu and Wasabi) along with an eponymous...
Leading UK convenience retailer Co-op has added a new format to its portfolio with the opening of its first 24-hour self-serve, cashless Micro Market. Located at the head office of British cleaning appliances manufacturer Numatic, the outlet offers the 1,000 staff access to Co-op own-label products such as food-to-go meal deals, breakfast items, milk, bread, ready meals as well drinks on the g...
Food-to-go Channel Update

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

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