Food-to-go news

28 January 2020
Starbucks has announced a renewed focus on sustainability that marks a step-change for the company and includes expanding plant-based menu options. Starbucks five environmental strategies Following a global assessment of the carbon, waste and water footprint of its operations and supply chain, chief executive officer Kevin Johnson announced five environmental strategies that will move the c...
24 January 2020
Instacart has partnered with leading US grocer, Publix, to launch a new meals delivery service, Instacart Meals. Moving to capture ground won by DoorDash and Uber Eats This launch sees Instacart, the leading on-demand crowd-sourced delivery service in North America, enter the highly competitive meal delivery segment. Over the last two years, several retailers across the region have started ...
20 January 2020
Healthy food-to-go specialist Crussh is rolling out a range of ‘fit food’ to over 300 Sainsbury’s stores following a successful trial last year. The range comprises of salad pots and wraps, including some vegan products, and will boost healthy food-to-go options available to Sainsbury’s customers.  It was first trialled in 61 stores in May last year and will now appear in stores across the UK....
15 January 2020
After six months of trials Greggs has chosen Just Eat as its exclusive partner to roll-out a national delivery service for its menu of food-to-go products.  This decision signals an end to Greggs' other trial delivery partnership with Just Eat competitor, Deliveroo.  However, Greggs' own in-house delivery service 'Greggs Delivered' is being maintained for the time being, though now limited only t...
14 January 2020
Food-to-go remains a key growth opportunity, and one that is attracting greater interest from a variety of different retailers, manufacturers and specialists as consumers’ lifestyles evolve. Here we share our five food-to-go trends to watch out for in the coming year: Source: IGD   Fuelling regeneration Food-to-go is the bridge between retail and foodservice. As both these sector...
10 January 2020
Asda is to replace all of its meat and fish counters in a drive to strengthen its position in the fast growing food-for-now market, with pan-Asian and street food offers and new brand partnerships. Test and learn approach for food-for-now During 2019 Asda trialled a number of alternatives to traditional meat and fish counters at 13 stores, including hot chicken and pie offers, and Sushi Dai...
08 January 2020
In results announced today, Greggs revealed that 2019 sales grew by 13.5% in what it referred to as an ‘phenomenal year’.  This is remarkable result against a market which is forecast to grow at 4.4% (source: IGD UK food-to-go market 2019 ). In recognition of the contribution staff have made to successfully transform Greggs from a bakery to food-to-go business the company will be making a s...
02 January 2020
Co-op, the major UK convenience retailer, has set out plans to extend its reach in online sales in 2020 as well as to enhance its product offer, with a new plant-based private label range under the GRO sub-brand. Same-day city-centre delivery to roll-out to 650 stores Over the next 12 months same-day delivery services will be made available across almost 100 towns and cities.  This will be ...
19 December 2019
As the last of the seasonal product launches take to the shelves, we visited a Co-op in a rural community to see how the retailer is gearing up to keep local shoppers well-supplied over the festive period. More than just a top-up shop   The first noticeable highlight is that Co-op are definitely aiming to do more than provide an emergency back-up for shoppers that have run out of ess...
16 December 2019
Accounts filed with Companies House for the year to May 2019 show that The Nero Group, parent of the Caffe Nero coffee chain, had turnover of £366m, up 9.5% on the previous 12 months.  Now operating in 11 countries worldwide, the group ended the financial period with 1,026 coffee shops, an increase of 143. UK presence boosted by acquisition of Coffee #1 The UK remains substantially the larg...