Food-to-go news

29 April 2015
Recent performance announcements from two the UK's leading high street food-to-go operators, Costa and Greggs, indicate the market for casual eating out, and on the move, has continued to grow quickly in the early part of 2015.  In their latest statements both operations have reported like-for-like sales of around 6%, showing a strong propensity for consumers to spend on 'out of home' food and dr...
28 April 2015
In the first of this year's updates, we look at what's been happening at Carrefour, Walmart, Tesco and Metro Group since the start of 2015. Carrefour: concentrating on multiformat strategy At its 2014 results, where Carrefour confirmed an acceleration in organic sales growth, the retailer outlined strategic priorities for 2015 covering multichannel, multiformat expansion, and continued...
23 April 2015
Starbucks delivered both strong sales and profit growth in the second quarter, including comparable sales growth of 7%, a performance most global grocery retailers would be more than pleased with. Based on these results, the company is on-track to deliver its fourth consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth. We look at the seven key factors behind its success and the lessons for the groce...
23 April 2015
Fast growing international food-to-go specialist, Pret A Manger has revealed financial results for 2014, with total sales up 16% to reach £594m, underpinned by massive like-for-like growth of 9.7%.  Clearly it's not just about adding new stores (though it did open 33 new sites in the year), so what is Pret doing to drive this growth even in its core London market; where it has operated for 30 yea...
22 April 2015
Following a visit to the newly refitted Food & Home store in Salisbury, Priya Chandarana explores how Waitrose continues to develop its offer to create an exciting and enjoyable shopping experience for its customers. Priya Chandarana is a Retail Analyst in IGD's UK team, producing research on UK grocery retailers and the discount...
22 April 2015
Finnish grocery retailer Kesko is to partner with Starbucks, which opened its first Finnish store at Helsinki airport in 2012. First store to open in Espoo The first store is due to open in Espoo’s K-citymarket Sello later this year, with other locations in the pipeline. Kesko: ‘We aim to offer K-store customers a new kind of experience’ Commenting on the development, Jorma Rauhala, Se...
21 April 2015
As PLUS announces a meal solutions collaboration with Bilder & De Clercq, one of its store owners reopens with a greater focus on shopper missions, while Jumbo reveals that it has added a contactless payment solution at all its stores and commits to opening further pick up points in the market. PLUS and Bilder & De Clercq collaborate to inspire shoppers… PLUS has announced that it in cooper...
16 April 2015
Tesco has bought out the remaining stake in Euphorium, the premium bakery concept that it has introduced to many of its stores over recent years as part its push to provide new reasons to visit its stores. Important element of Tesco's store reinvention programme Tesco invested in Euphorium in October 2012 and the business has been at the forefront of Tesco's push into offering new food expe...
15 April 2015
Growing numbers of operators – suppliers and retailers – are strengthening their focus on food-to-go and developing concepts and ranges for shoppers. We've been tracking this and today marks an important step forward for Retail Analysis as we launch a new hub for our food-to-go insight . Today we unveil two brand new pieces of insight. The first covers latest food-to-go trends and the second...