Food-to-go & eating out news

12 April 2016
We round up the latest developments at the Danish market leader; including its 2015 results, new online store and the launch of its city-focused supermarket. 2015 results: profit up 21% Coop Danmark has recently revealed its 2015 results, reporting that turnover excluding VAT increased by 1.1% to DKK 45.2bn (€6.1bn). EBIT also increased by 21% to DKK 632m (€84.9m). CEO: results drive...
07 April 2016
As the retailer sets a May 25 date for its new format launch, we take a look at what you can expect from this store. Smaller footprint, technology enabled, value focused Whole Foods Market announced last year that it would launch a new concept this year, 365 By Whole Foods Market. Although very few details were revealed at the time, our vision for the format has emerged and we expect the s...
07 April 2016
Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart has reported record high results in its group operating revenues and income for the fiscal year ending February 2016. Growth across key performance measures FamilyMart group operating revenues have grown 14% YoY, to JPY427.7bn (US$3.9bn), whilst its operating income climbed 21% to JPY48.7bn (US$449m). FamilyMart opened 328 new stores in t...
07 April 2016
Australian petrol forecourts are set to see a new convenience format rolled out later this year, as Caltex looks to revamp its existing stores. New format will offer better value, food and even haircuts! The new format, which will be revealed over the coming months, is set to offer better value and more services, including food-to-go, ready meals, dry cleaning and even haircuts. The reva...
07 April 2016
M&S has revealed positive group sales of 1.9% for the 13 weeks to 26 March 2016, however like-for-like food sales are flat while clothing and home continue to struggle. LFL Food salesat 0.0% Total M&S Food sales increased by 4.0% in Q4, driven by 80 store openings in the year. Like-for-like sales however came in flat, showing a decline in food performance after 25 consecutive quarter...
31 March 2016
.style1 { border-style: solid; border-color: #99CCFF; } London food-to-go is much more diverse and developed than that across the rest of the UK, and only a select few operators make the nationwide transition. Here, we outline three London-based chains that we see having the right attributes to grow. 1. Tortilla Burritos and Mexican food have become a bigger component in the London food...
22 March 2016
We analyse recent stories from the food-to-go sector. Partnerships can be a winning formula - Chop'd and Costa Coffee take the next step Chop'd and Costa Coffee first announced a trial collaboration in mid-2015, rolling out a modest pre-packed salad offer to six London Costa Coffee outlets. The two parties have just announced an extension, to 12 further London Costa Coffee sites. I...
08 March 2016
Following on from a successful trial with Aral last year, Rewe Group in Germany has announced it will be rolling out its Rewe to go stores in Aral gas stations. Initial trial successful Aral is the largest petrol station chain in Germany with 2,500 gas stations. The two companies plan to convert 1,000 gas stations into Rewe's convenience format, Rewe to go. The initial trial involved 10...
03 March 2016
Whitbread owned Costa has released sales figures that show continuing growth over the year, but a slowdown in performance in Q4. Here are our five "quick takes" from the results: Global sales up 14.2%  This included good sales growth in the UK and internationally, and also across both store-based sales and Costa Express, as the business rolls out its Costa Express branded machines across mo...
01 March 2016
In a trading update accompanying the publication of its preliminary results for the full year 2014/15, major UK convenience retailer, McColls has revealed that its sales in the 13 weeks to 28 February 2016 grew 2.7%.  However, like-for-like sales were down 1.8% in the period, much in line with the previous quarter.  Within the same period store numbers were boosted by 12 acquisitions and seven co...