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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...


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.
We share our view on some of the latest best stores to visit for inspiration around food-to-go in large formats.
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.
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.

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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.