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LEON: lessons from the pandemic

An exclusive case study examining how the pandemic has impacted the future strategy of leading food-to-go specialist LEON, including the evolution of its relationship with Sainsbury's and its recent sale to forecourt operator, EG Group.

Inside Eataly’s first UK store

Find out how Eataly’s new London store seamlessly combines retail and foodservice to create an exciting experience for shoppers. Situated in an area that has seen the biggest fall in footfall in the UK during the pandemic, the opening demonstrates Eataly's confidence that office workers, shoppers and tourists will return.

Eating In vs Dining Out: what does foodservice reopening mean for retail?

In collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, we forecast the size of the UK food and drink market in 2021 and examine how retail and foodservice shares will evolve. 

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Eating In vs Dining Out 2021 part II

In the second part of our two-part series, Eating In vs Dining Out 2021, we examine the factors that will affect the industry over the coming year and how businesses can prepare for what lies ahead.

Food-to-go trends 2021

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.

UK food-to-go market 2020-2022

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. 

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The pandemic has caused food-to-go operators and customers to turn to technology for safe and convenient ways to order. With lockdowns causing an overall decrease in food-to-go missions and working from home continuing in the future, operators have had to develop their digital strategies to tempt customers back to food-to-go.  Digital sales have seen huge growth in the past year – in 2020, 20% of McDonald’s sales were carried out online with digital sales exceeding $10 billion this year across its top six markets

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Food-to-go, one of the categories hardest hit by changes in shopper behaviour during the pandemic, has become a key battleground for retailer sales growth.  Retailers are facing tough comparatives against the peak sales of April and May last year and are looking for categories that can boost sales to offset those that will lose ground as hospitality reopens. With people already moving around m...
7-Eleven has opened its eighth Evolution Store in the U.S. This time, the concept features Raise The Roost Chicken And Biscuits and Parlor Pizza foodservice options. First Evolution Store to feature two fast food restaurants Source: 7-Eleven, prnewswire All Evolution Stores include foodservice, but the latest in Manassas, Virginia features two different brands, Raise the Roost Chick...
After much anticipation Eataly opened its first UK store in London, and 43 rd globally, in the City close to Liverpool Street Station. The concept of Eataly is simple: showcasing the best of Italian gastronomy in a place blending grocery retail and foodservice.  Here is a first look at what is probably the most impressive grocery store opening in the British capital over the recent years. A p...
Food-to-go Channel Update

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

Eating In Vs Dining Out

Read our new Eating In Vs Dining Out research to help plan for the future during and post-COVID.

Eating In vs Dining Out: what does foodservice reopening mean for retail?

The impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market in 2020

UK food and drink market outlook for 2021

Four scenarios for the UK food and drink market post-COVID