New insights

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. 

This report covers the UK quick service restaurant (QSR) market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends.

Featured insights

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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UK food-to-go specialist Greggs has reported that in September company-managed shop like-for-like sales improved to 76.1% of 2019 levels, compared to an average of 71.2% since reopening the full estate on 2 July. These results demonstrate a recovery of sales in line with Greggs' planning assumptions. 

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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. In our new UK food-to-go market report 2020 , produced with the help of colleagues from across the industry, we predict that the sector will decline by 43% this year and only retur...
The retailer has opened the flagship store, made of six overlapping shipping contains, in Shanghai on 9 th September. Continuing long history of sustainability and commitment to recycling The store is located at Shanghai’s Wisdom Bay Science Innovation Park, which was formerly home to warehouses and container storage yards. The cargo containers have now been converted into office spaces...
Pret a Manger will offer a new coffee subscription service where customers can buy up to five coffees a day for £20 per month.  The new scheme aims to tempt back customers as the chain struggles to regain sales in its core city centre locations, which are still relatively deserted as many office workers continue to work from home. New digital strategy Pret will launch its YourPret Barista m...

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