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UK food-to-go market 2021-2026

Our predictions for a return to growth. We examine the short and longer term outlook for each sub-sector (coffee specialists, food-to-go specialists, QSR, convenience/forecourts and supermarkets/hypermarkets) and highlight implications for operators, retailers and suppliers.

UK coffee shop sector report 2021

This report covers the UK coffee shop market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends.

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.

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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. 

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.

The food-to-go store of the future (updated)

Updated with new examples - Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at 10 formats and the key themes linking them together.

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Recovery of the UK food-to-go market is happening faster than anticipated, according to our new UK food-to-go market 2021-2026 report.  This year the UK food-to-go channel will be worth £15.6bn, 82.5% of its 2019 value but significantly better than previous estimates.  The market will return to its pre-COVID value in H2 2022, 6-12 months earlier than anticipated.

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As Albert Heijn progresses with its purchase of Deen stores, along with other retailers in the country, and Delhaize has signed partnership agreements with Foodmaker and Decathlon, we round up news from the retailer and its subsidiaries in Belgium and the Netherlands. Albert Heijn proceeds with acquisition of 38 Deen stores Following approval from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and...
Blakemore Retail has launched its first SPAR Market store in Gwynedd, Wales.  Our view More convenience retailers around the world are moving away from a one size fits all approach. SPAR Market is a great example of how Blakemore Retail is flexing its approach to the communities it serves. SPAR Market in Bala is also connected to the Snappy Shopper app and this will extend its reach to more...
As Rewe trials an autonomous delivery vehicle and invests further in the digitalisation of its operations, we look at four developments from the retailer. Rewe trials self-driving convenience store In conjunction with Vodafone, Rewe is testing, until September 2021, a self-driving convenience store, under the Snack Mobil brand, on the Carlswerk trade campus in Cologne, according to reports ...
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