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Healthy eating quick service restaurant operator Leon has launched its first grocery range into Sainsbury's.  The 14-strong range includes sauces, oils and vinegar which will be stocked in 600 stores, and sourdough bread which will initially be available in 32 locations and finished in a Sainsbury's in-store bakery.

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Pret announced that turnover of its UK business increased to £710m for the year ending 3rd January 2019, compared to £636.7m the year before – an increase of 12%.  Pre-tax profit reduced to £48.8m from £64.9m, which included non-recurring costs linked to JAB Holding’s £1.6m acquisition of the business last year. Pret reported that group like-for-like sales had increased 1% in the three months ...
London is home to some of the best food-to-go operators anywhere in the world.  Many brands that have gone on to become global names have started here as just a single site.  Although rents may be high and competition fierce, the sheer density of consumers and pace of life mean it’s where many food-to-go businesses launch flagship stores, test new concepts and pursue the latest trends. This is...
Today leading food-to-go specialist Greggs announced strong third quarter results with total sales up 12.4% for the 13 weeks to 28th September 2019 (2018: 7.3%).  The growth is predominantly driven by an increase in customer numbers. Like-for-like sales in company managed shops increased by 7.4% (2018: 3.2%).  In 2019 total sales have grown by 13.9%, with like-for likes up 9.4%. Greggs have...

Presentations

16/09/2019
SPAR Merrion Row is a long-standing reference point in Irish convenience retailing. Its recent renovation and upgrade has moved it on several levels further, and further strengthened what was already an impressive food-to-go focus.
05/09/2019
We share our view on some of the latest best stores to visit for inspiration around food-to-go in large formats.
22/08/2019
We recently visited Coop Switzelrand’s latest premium food concept, Fooby. This is a best in class store in terms of design and immersive shopping experience. It emphasises on sustainable, local, natural, healthy, tastyand artisanal products.
22/08/2019
We visited the first 'daily' format in the Zurich region, to see how Migros is using its store to provide shoppers with a wide convenience range and its private label food-to-go range.
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We assess the state of play in the UK food-to-go market, with current and future market size projections, designed to help you understand the dynamics within each segment to make the most of your food-to-go growth opportunity.

As food-to-go becomes an increasingly popular route to growth, we assess the key trends that will shape development in the year ahead.

London | Dublin | Amsterdam
Let us supercharge your innovation strategy in our one day sessions across major European retail and food-to-go hotspots.

6-7 November, London
IGD Live, the new home of our food-to-go event

Across Europe and North America, IGD takes you ‘on safari’ to the best stores in a market, targeting the innovations and category developments that offer the sharpest insights relevant to your business. View our short video, ‘3 lessons in Food-to-go fusion in Dublin’ taken from our recent safari in Dublin.