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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.

This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in large stores around the world, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on innovation. 

An update to our food-to-go predictions for 2020-2022 taking into account the latest market developments and shopper responses to COVID-19.

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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. 

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.

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.

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During 2020, food-to-go retailers and specialists alike had to rethink every element of their food-to-go offering to adapt to the changes in consumer behaviour brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Earlier this month, the world’s first solely electric forecourt opened in Braintree, UK .  The site is a prototype for up to 100 locations to be built by Gridserve across the UK over the next five years as part of a £1bn programme to help make electric vehicle (EV) driving an enjoyable, ultra-convenient and stress-free experience. Together with GRIDSERVE, the project has been funded by Hitac...
As it looks to expand its reach into new markets, improve in-store efficiency and improve the look and feel of its store network in the Netherlands and US, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn to partner for unstaffed concept rollout… Albert Heijn has partnered with Selecta Nederland, which will lead to Selecta's Foodie’s ‘micromarkets’ stocking Albert Heijn's fresh on-the-go ra...
Since we released our UK food-to-go market forecasts for 2020-2022 * in September, developments have occurred in both the virus path and the economic impact of the pandemic: The UK entered a second round of national lockdowns Advances have been made in vaccine testing and rollout Brexit/EU talks continue But how do these changes affect the outlook for UK food-to-go?  Here’s ...

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