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A ‘new generation’ motorway service area is the location for Sourced Market’s travel hub expansion and first store outside London

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

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. 

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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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Last week McDonald's announced new strategic priorities which aim to balance the short term needs of customers whose daily lives are restricted by the pandemic, with the long term implications prolonged restrictions will have on future behaviour.

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This week food-to-go specialist Pret A Manger will launch its latest diversified offer targeting evening meals at home. Dinners by Pret will be available from 30 Pret sites and will include new dishes such as focaccia pizzas, pigs in blankets, mac ’n’ cheese, hot rice bowls including curry and chili, and milkshakes. The meals will be delivered via Pret’s delivery partners UberEats, Deliveroo a...
Reitangruppen, which operates the discount banner REMA 1000 in Norway and Denmark, as well as a variety of convenience banners in the Nordics and Baltics, is rebranding, restructuring and exploring listing on the stock market. We consider this and how a listing may help fuel the retailer's growth ambitions. Its REMA 1000 banner is the fastest growing discounter in Denmark, while it remains the ...
Morrisons has opened a third Market Kitchen fresh food takeaway concept at its Edgbaston supermarket in Birmingham. The launch follows the opening of Morrisons first standalone Market Kitchen store in Manchester in August. Market Kitchen is a unique concept providing shoppers with all day access to fresh and healthy chef- prepared takeaway meals. Staffed by a dedicated team recruited from food...

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