Food-to-go & eating out news

20 May 2019
Superdrug and Co-op set to enter a food-to-go partnership and Co-op set to open new distribution centre. Co-op tie-up sees Superdrug enter the meal deal market Health and beauty specialist Superdrug has entered a new food-to-go partnership with Co-op. The two are trialling a new offer enabling Superdrug shoppers to pick up their lunchtime meal deal for under £4. The offer will be avai...
20 May 2019
We review and assess some of the key stories over the past month. The growth of food halls - Time Out Miami opens its doors while Market Halls confirm fourth UK site We’ve been talking about the rise of food halls for a while now. And while there is some fantastic development underway in Europe, North America still leads here in our view, given the abundance of and diversity of developmen...
16 May 2019
Crussh, the healthy food and juice operator, has expanded its retail offering into Sainsbury’s sites throughout London. Expansion of the retail offer Following successful trial of its retail range in ten locations, Crussh is rolling this out to 61 Sainsbury’s Local convenience stores across London. The range consists of six health pots and two wraps, and can be found in the food-to-go aisle...
16 May 2019
Greggs has revealed impressive sales growth and upgraded its profit expectations at its AGM announcement this week.   Double digit same store sales In its company owned shops, sales grew by 11% on a like-for-like basis, while the total sales uplift reached 15% over the first 19 weeks of the year.  This is a strong result in any circumstances, but given the wider challenges of many retailers...
14 May 2019
Coles aims to ramp up its convenience strategy with improved food-to-go ranges and better targeted stores. New ranges to tap into a AU$1bn opportunity Speaking to the Australian Financial Review, Coles managing director, Steven Cain, has revealed that the retailer plans to introduce 75 new lines to its food-to-go range. It will also make changes to over 100 stores in the next six months, en...
07 May 2019
Kroger has launched a new range of meal solutions through its partnership with Home Chef, the meal kits business it acquired last year. Three new Home Chef branded ranges The new ranges build on the existing Home Chef and Home Chef Express products. They include ready-to-cook meals, heat and eat meals and lunch kits. The development of these three new ranges follows on from the introduction...
02 May 2019
London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin. Four destinations that are top of the list for many when it comes to cities that showcase the best in retail and food-to-go innovation in Europe right now. But sometimes it's worth looking beyond the biggest cities to explore the best of innovation on the ground, and to understand its broader application and potential. Here are four suggested destinations that co...
02 May 2019
We continue to see Ireland as one of the best markets globally for food-to-go in retail, and in particular in convenience and forecourts. Here we focus on some of latest best developments we’ve seen, ahead of our next  Dublin retail/food-to-go fusion safari  on May 22. New concepts to meet more food-to-go missions, more often Fresh the Good Food Market has long been a great example of thi...
02 May 2019
The Scottish government has renewed its retailer food-to-go grant programme available to convenience stores in Scotland. Retailer food-to-go grant The food-to-go grant is available to independent convenience store retailers in Scotland, and is administered by Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF). This year the total funding available has been increased to £300,000, an increase of £50,000 sinc...
01 May 2019
As Wegmans becomes the latest North American food retailer to offer meal delivery, we look at how operators are optimising their foodservice investments to build bigger businesses. Tapping into a growing meal delivery customer base Wegmans has built a world-leading reputation for its prepared foods ranges. They are a central element of its offer and a major driver of traffic to its stores. ...