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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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As Christmas products are starting to hit the shelves, retailers and suppliers are hopeful that despite conditions, shoppers will be looking for little luxuries at the end of the year. We explore six themes for Christmas this year and what retailers are doing to help create an exciting festive season. More time spent at home With concerns about the virus, people will be spending more time a...
Following a successful trial, Tesco has teamed up with social enterprise and food sharing app OLIO to help reduce food waste in stores and feed more people in crisis. The new partnership builds on Tesco’s existing food surplus donations programme, including its Community Food Connection scheme with FareShare, through which 2 million meals per month are donated to food charities across the UK. ...
Co-op have announced interim results for the first half of 2020* showing a 7.6% increase on last year.  This puts the retailer ahead of the forecasted 6.8% growth for the total UK food and grocery market in 2020 according to IGD's lastest channel forecasts . * 26 weeks to 4 July 2020 Highlights Revenue up 7.6%, driven by food and wholesale businesses Significant increase in co...

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22/09/2020
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. Focussing on the most likely scenario, we examine the short and longer term impacts on each sub-sector (coffee specialists, food-to-go specialists, QSR, convenience/forecourts and supermarkets/hypermarkets) and highlight implications for operators, retailers and suppliers.
22/09/2020
As part of its 50th birthday celebrations, frozen food specialist Iceland has brought back products from the past. It has also introduced brands and its private label products in their traditional packaging too.
21/09/2020
Aldi Süd is expected to generate an additional €14 bn in sales globally between 2020 and 2022. We review its strategic priorities, the sales outlook to 2022 and the impact of COVID-19 on its model.
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This in-depth guide to the UK explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

As the UK emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown, these new forecasts map out how we expect the pandemic to shape the future of the grocery market and retail channels. Drawing on a combination of official data and expert insights we present four scenarios for market growth and detailed channel narratives.

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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.

Hear our UK channel experts bring the data to life, unpick competing dynamics and complexities. Gain a broad perspective, including macro-economic factors, shopper behaviours, short term trends and long term challenges.

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