Food-to-go & eating out news

23 June 2022
The long-awaited addition to London’s Market Hall group has opened in the heart of London’s thriving business district – Canary Wharf. Originally announced in May 2019, the opening was delayed due to the pandemic. Having opened three food halls pre-pandemic, specifically Fulham (since closed), Victoria and Oxford Street, the company has been eager to expand. Last week we visited the si...
20 June 2022
As The Co-op announces new initiatives for its food-to-go ranges and how it aims to tackle food waste, we round up news from the retailer. The Co-op extends food-to-go range to Nisa retailers The Co-op has made its 2022 summer range of food-to-go products available to Nisa retailers directly from its central distribution. The range is made up of a selection of sandwiches, salads, wraps, sub...
06 June 2022
I went to New York City to see how retail is evolving, taking in convenient food-to-go solutions and the rapid roll out of new technologies and digital solutions. Key learnings from my visits in New York City: Food-to-go specialists are focusing on delivering the most convenient experience through wider range of products, orders via app and super easy collection in stores Getting the ...
23 May 2022
After two disrupted years, rather than a return to normality, the eating out sector is facing a new set of challenges.  The issues outlined in our UK Eating Out Market Forecasts 2022 , such as rising costs, staff shortages and financially-stretched consumers, are shared by many countries around the world.   These significant headwinds may slow recovery, however we anticipate a period of inten...
16 May 2022
Last week IGD hosted its first webinar for the eating out market: “ Eating out: a new world of challenges and opportunities ”.  Over 150 retailers, operators, manufacturers, wholesalers and opinion leaders joined the session to find out where the opportunities for growth could be found amid the challenges facing the market. Missed the webinar? View the recording and download the slides on our ...
03 May 2022
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Couche-Tard and EG Group could potentially merge, with the latter valued at around US$16bn. Where do the two businesses overlap? The convenience market in the U.S is highly fragmented, with approx. 150,000 stores trading. Couche-Tard is the second largest operator with about 7,150 sites, while EG has approx. 1,700 stores. The merger could he...
25 April 2022
Since the launch of Shell Café in April 2021 in the Netherlands , the concept has been rolled out to other markets. We highlight the latest developments and explain what can be learned. Shell Café available in more than 10 markets  The Shell Café concept has been launched in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Czech Republi...
19 April 2022
Join us on Tuesday 26 April to hear from Robin Mills, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland who will present this year’s highly-anticipated Arena Savoy lecture. Attended by suppliers and operators in the eating out sector, this coveted event, will provide unrivalled knowledge that guests can take back to their businesses to help navigate the challenging economic landscape. Robi...
07 April 2022
Kroger, the second largest grocery retailer in the US, has started a new restaurant delivery service in Texas. Providing operators with flexibility Kroger Restaurant Supply has started operating in the Greater Dallas area. It’s been set-up to provide operators with a range of products at consistent prices, supported by a robust supply chain. They can purchase items by the case or unit. Regi...
30 March 2022
In this article, we look at three of the key takeaways from this year’s Hotel, Restaurant and Catering show to see what’s top of the agenda within the industry and where operators should be investing. This year’s Hotel, Restaurant and Catering exhibition took place at the ExCeL on 21 st -23 rd March. The event was co-located with The Pub Show, IFE, IFE Manufacturing and the London Product Sho...