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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.

UK coffee shop sector report 2021

This report covers the UK coffee shop market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends.

LEON: lessons from the pandemic

An exclusive case study examining how the pandemic has impacted the future strategy of leading food-to-go specialist LEON, including the evolution of its relationship with Sainsbury's and its recent sale to forecourt operator, EG Group.

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

In collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, we forecast the size of the UK food and drink market in 2021 and examine how retail and foodservice shares will evolve. 

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.

UK food-to-go market 2020-2022

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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Recovery of the UK food-to-go market is happening faster than anticipated, according to our new UK food-to-go market 2021-2026 report.  This year the UK food-to-go channel will be worth £15.6bn, 82.5% of its 2019 value but significantly better than previous estimates.  The market will return to its pre-COVID value in H2 2022, 6-12 months earlier than anticipated.

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As Albert Heijn progresses with its purchase of Deen stores, along with other retailers in the country, and Delhaize has signed partnership agreements with Foodmaker and Decathlon, we round up news from the retailer and its subsidiaries in Belgium and the Netherlands. Albert Heijn proceeds with acquisition of 38 Deen stores Following approval from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and...
As Rewe trials an autonomous delivery vehicle and invests further in the digitalisation of its operations, we look at four developments from the retailer. Rewe trials self-driving convenience store In conjunction with Vodafone, Rewe is testing, until September 2021, a self-driving convenience store, under the Snack Mobil brand, on the Carlswerk trade campus in Cologne, according to reports ...
In May, Carluccio’s and Sainsbury’s announced their partnership plans for a trio of concepts in Sainsbury’s stores – Caffe Carluccio’s, Carluccio’s Counters and a Restaurant Hub. Earlier this month, the first Caffe Carluccio’s was opened in Sainsbury’s St. Albans superstore. Now, Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) – who acquired Carluccio’s for £3.4m in 2020 – are trialling Carluccio’s self-serv...
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: 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