Food-to-go & eating out news

24 August 2016
The London food-to-go market differs in many ways to the rest of the UK. Higher population densities, a more affluent customer base and much greater ethnic diversity are just some of the factors that create a different landscape. And there are relatively few London players who've successfully expanded nationwide: indeed some have chosen other routes to expansion - such as Pret a Manger prioritis...
18 August 2016
Following our recently published market report on UK food-to-go, we explore some of 2016’s key London openings. 1. Veggie Pret, Broadwick St, Soho Possibly the highest profile food outlet opening in London this year, it's actually a recalibration of an existing store rather than a completely new opening. And this helps it to fulfil its role as a test bed to see how new products work with a ...
15 August 2016
As we accelerate our focus on food-to-go, we recap on some of the latest IGD insights and market developments from the past month. IGD food-to-go market assessment - size of the prize Driven by changing shopper lifestyles, we are anticipating the market to be worth £16.1bn in 2016, up by 6.8% from 2015. We see five distinct segments making up this market: Coffee specialists  (worth...
11 August 2016
Our recently released food-to-go market forecasts predict that by 2021 the market will be worth £21.7bn compared to £15.1bn in 2015. This significant growth not only makes it a market with significant opportunities, but also reflects the changing way in which shoppers shop for, and consume, food and drink. Our ShopperVista data shows that shoppers claim to be shopping 26 times a month...
10 August 2016
Swedish market leader ICA is investing in an in-store restaurant, “Köket” , which translates to “the kitchen”. Added convenience & maximising destination appeal The restaurant will launch at an ICA supermarket in Umeå, a town in northern Sweden. It will offer an online delivery and drive-thru service, providing added convenience and maximising destination appeal for the 18,000 cars t...
09 August 2016
We are forecasting significant growth in the UK food-to-go market in the next few years. In this article we talk about how thinking about the different food-to-go missions can help to unlock new opportunities in this market. Our recently released  food-to-go market forecasts  predict that by 2021 the market will be worth £21.7bn compared to £15.1bn in 2015. This significant growth not only mak...
02 August 2016
Greggs has reported a solid result for the 26 weeks ended 2 July 2016, indicating the success of recent initiatives implemented to drive growth . Sales growth driven by range developments Total sales for H1 came in at £422m, up 6.0% on the previous year, while like-for-like sales in company managed stores delivered 3.8% growth. This was achieved by strengthening the healthy 'Balanced C...
19 July 2016
As Whole Foods Market gets set to launch its new store in Brooklyn, we take a look at how it is taking a more local and tailored approach with its food-to-go and prepared foods offer. External partners help to tailor and customise the in-store experience Whole Foods Market's second location in Brooklyn, which will open later this month, will feature eight unique dining options which have ...
18 July 2016
There's been growing interest in food-to-go over recent years. Shopping habits have changed, with shoppers visiting stores more often and increasingly looking for more flexible food solutions. In response, more food-to-go (FTG) options have emerged in more locations, and many different operators have looked to capture a share of the market. And this has created a growth market, and one that we...
18 July 2016
I recently wrote about the importance of understanding how shopper missions are changing . One of the key changes we have seen is the growing popularity of food-to-go. Four in ten shoppers claim to have bought food-to-go in the last month, up from a third last year. Growing food-to-go % of all shoppers buying food-to-go in last month Base: all grocery shoppers, March’16 S...