Food-to-go news

28 February 2020
Just Eat, the online food delivery company, will launch an aerial drone delivery trial in Ireland.  The company has partnered with drone delivery company Manna Drone Delivery for the trial which is set to take place in Dublin in March 2020.    How it works Manna claim to be the world’s first aviation-grade B2B drone delivery ‘as-a-service’ platform.  It will pilot its airborne logis...
13 February 2020
Asda and Greggs have launched a new partnership that will see concessions from the food-to-go specialist open at five Asda stores from March 2020. Bringing Greggs to Asda stores The stores will offer the same product range as standalone Greggs shops, including its popular Vegan Sausage Rolls and Vegan Steak Bakes, as well as breakfast rolls, sandwiches and wraps, pasta salads, sweet treats,...
12 February 2020
Sainsbury's has just reopened its Mansion House Local store in the City of London after a major refurbishment to create its first ‘On the Go' convenience store format that combines freshly made and prepared in-store food and drink with convenient ways to shop with Sainsbury’s and Argos. Using data and analytics Sainsbury’s has designed the 2,200 sq ft Local to match the needs of busy city work...
06 February 2020
McDonald’s Q4 sales recovered from a disappointing Q3 as it exits 2019 in a better position than 2018. Full year results' highlights: - Systemwide sales increased 4% and surpassed the US$100 bn mark* - Global like-for-like sales increased by 5.9%, the highest in more than 10 years (4.5% 2018) - Consolidated revenues (own-account sales, franchise fees, rental income) were flat at US$21.1 b...
06 February 2020
In part two of our article on the five developments in UK food delivery to be aware of now we look at niche players, the growth of dark kitchens and ownership of customer data.  Part one covering consolidation in the delivery sector and the battle for brands is available here . 3. The role of niche delivery apps In December, ethical retailer Planet Organic announced a partnership w...
04 February 2020
The UK food delivery market has exploded over the past few years and was worth an estimated £8.6bn* in 2019. Competition is increasing with the big players battling it out to have the most compelling offer – for operators and customers – whilst smaller companies try to carve out a niche. In this dynamic market, we’ve identified the five most important developments to be aware of now.  Part two...
30 January 2020
Last week, Co-op opened its latest ‘on the go’ store in London’s Moorgate.  This store is the first to include a sushi range from Co-op’s new deal with Yo!.  We visited the store to see this and other developments. The ‘on the go’ format This is Co-op’s third ‘on-the-go’ store, following Manchester Piccadilly and London America Square.  All three are located in urban office areas, close to ...
28 January 2020
Starbucks has announced a renewed focus on sustainability that marks a step-change for the company and includes expanding plant-based menu options. Starbucks five environmental strategies Following a global assessment of the carbon, waste and water footprint of its operations and supply chain, chief executive officer Kevin Johnson announced five environmental strategies that will move the c...
24 January 2020
Instacart has partnered with leading US grocer, Publix, to launch a new meals delivery service, Instacart Meals. Moving to capture ground won by DoorDash and Uber Eats This launch sees Instacart, the leading on-demand crowd-sourced delivery service in North America, enter the highly competitive meal delivery segment. Over the last two years, several retailers across the region have started ...
20 January 2020
Healthy food-to-go specialist Crussh is rolling out a range of ‘fit food’ to over 300 Sainsbury’s stores following a successful trial last year. The range comprises of salad pots and wraps, including some vegan products, and will boost healthy food-to-go options available to Sainsbury’s customers.  It was first trialled in 61 stores in May last year and will now appear in stores across the UK....