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In the first part of our two-part series, Eating In vs Dining Out 2021, we review the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on food and drink consumption patterns last year, focussing specifically on the shift between in-home and out-of-home spend.

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.

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.

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An update to our food-to-go predictions for 2020-2022 taking into account the latest market developments and shopper responses to COVID-19.

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. 

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.

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With news of potentially problematic new virus strains and uncertainty over how and when restrictions will be lifted, food and drink businesses face an extremely challenging start to the year.

The implications affect the whole supply chain from manufacturers and wholesalers to retailers and operators.  All links in the chain must work more closely than ever to ensure businesses survive the transition to “living with the virus” by the end of the year.

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Joint research by IGD and foodservice insight specialist, Peter Backman, reveals that spend by UK consumers on food and drink declined by 12% in 2020 vs 2019 .  Differences in mark-up, consumer behaviour and product mix account for the reduced size of the market. As lockdown restrictions caused UK consumers to eat more meals at home, spend shifted from foodservice to retail, reducing foodser...
During 2020, food-to-go retailers and specialists alike had to rethink every element of their food-to-go offering to adapt to the changes in consumer behaviour brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to a period of intense innovation as businesses seek to develop propositions that can survive the short-term unpredictability of changing restrictions and win in the long term as th...
Earlier this month, the world’s first solely electric forecourt opened in Braintree, UK .  The site is a prototype for up to 100 locations to be built by Gridserve across the UK over the next five years as part of a £1bn programme to help make electric vehicle (EV) driving an enjoyable, ultra-convenient and stress-free experience. Together with GRIDSERVE, the project has been funded by Hitac...

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