Food-to-go & eating out news

21 February 2022
Last week UK food-to-go retailer Greggs announced a collaboration with fashion giant Primark. This unique collaboration included a Tasty by Greggs café opening in Primark’s UK flagship store in Birmingham, followed by the launch of a clothing launch. This expansion is the biggest and most instagrammable Greggs in the world according to their Tasty by Greggs announcement. The café opened on 12 ...
18 February 2022
The Coca-Cola Company is aiming for at least 25% of all beverages, across its portfolio of brands, to be sold in refillable or returnable glass or plastic bottles, or refillable containers through a fountain or Coca-Cola dispensers by 2030. World Without Waste The announcement is linked to Coca-Cola’s World Without Waste initiative, which has three elements – Design, Collect and Partner. Th...
16 February 2022
Contract caterer, Compass has launched a checkout free food-to-go format at the new headquarters of the leisure group, Flutter, which operates brands including Paddy Power and Betfair. Located at Clonskeagh, south Dublin, the new store called Market X provides one of the on-site food concepts available to the 1,700 employees at the complex. As well as Flutter employees the store is also accessibl...
09 February 2022
Veganuary, launched in 2014, is an annual global campaign encouraging people to switch to a vegan/plant-based lifestyle for the month of January. More than 600,000 signed up globally to participate in the campaign in the first two weeks of 2022 – a 3% increase from 2021. In recent years, we have already seen huge innovation in vegan items in the eating out sector, with more plant-based product...
02 February 2022
COVID-19 has impacted the food and consumer goods landscape in Latin America, altering shopping habits, forcing retailers to rethink their strategies and accelerating trends. There is ongoing uncertainty over what the future holds and new variants continue to cause disruption and operational challenges.  With an eye on the next 12 months, we have identified five trends that we believe will sha...
26 January 2022
We highlight some of the latest loyalty programmes from convenience retailers around the world, including 7-Eleven, Circle K, Valora, Sheetz, and more. IGD view: customer lifestyle loyalty As more retailers upgrade the functionality of their mobile apps, new ways to interact with consumers will be available. Embedding loyalty programmes and personalised communication will help integrate off...
18 January 2022
McDonald’s has opened a new restaurant in the UK that is its testing ground for sustainable initiatives. The restaurant is its first restaurant in the UK and Ireland certified to the UKGBC Net Zero Standard. Where is the store? McDonald’s launched its zero-carbon store in Market Drayton, Shropshire, in December 2021. Source: Google maps What makes this McDonald’s restaurant diff...
17 January 2022
2022 will be a year of continued innovation, concept development and new ways of doing business, as the market moves forward to adapt to the changing needs of the consumer.  Our 2021 UK market forecasts showed that while the UK food-to-go market looks set to recover quicker than first expected, it will not reach its pre-Covid value until the second half of 2022. The faster-than-expected reco...
13 January 2022
Roughly 60% of Brazil’s convenience stores are franchises of major fuel brands. The big three retailers are ampm (operated by Ipiranga), BR Mania (Petrobras) and Shell Select. Source: Brasil Postos The channel has grown exponentially over the last decade, however only 20% of Brazil’s total fuel stations (around 8,100 out of 40,000) have convenience stores. The penetration of stores is ...
13 January 2022
Despite the uncertainty and complexity created by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 18 months, retailers across Europe have continued to focus on and invest in store innovation to meet the changing demands of the shopper. From hydroponic herb greenhouses and walkout payment technology, to restaurant meals and refill stations, the market is developing exciting new concepts and opportunities t...