Food-to-go news

25 July 2019
Ahead of our next London safari on September 11 , we share the key reasons why we see London as a global trendsetter in food-to-go format evolution.   The development of food-to-go specialist chains in London remains exceptional Across our global insights programme, London continues to top our list as the most popular destination for food-to-go innovation and discovery safaris. With so man...
24 July 2019
We’ve witnessed a wave of interest in the retailing and food-to-go landscape of the Netherlands over the past year, with Amsterdam rating behind only London as our most popular safari destination. Ahead of our next   Amsterdam safari on 26 September, we explore some of the learnings that our groups have taken from their visits. Leading retailers are expanding their food-to-go horizons and opp...
23 July 2019
As we unveil out latest UK food-to-go market forecasts report, here’s a summary of our findings. A beacon of growth in a challenging food market We anticipate continuing food-to-go outperformance over the next five years. Growth has slowed, and much economic and political uncertainty remains, but a variety of background factors, many linked to consumer lifestyle factors, mean we view growth...
18 July 2019
Having reported a strong fourth quarter, capping off an excellent year for the business, we look at the prospects for Circle K’s operator, Couche-Tard, over the next 12 months. Underlying business strength The strength of Couche-Tard’s business is underlined by its same-store sales performance in Q4, with merchandise revenues increasing by 3.4% in the US, 4.2% in Canada and by 4.7% in Europ...
17 July 2019
This week we visited the latest UK food hall concept to open, the Simply Fresh Foodhall in Manchester’s Stretford Mall. Here we share our thoughts on this latest format and our view on what’s next for foodhall evolution in Europe. A retail / foodhall hybrid The Simply Fresh Foodhall represents an important step forward in foodhall evolution. It’s been developed by Mital Morar, the owner of ...
17 July 2019
Starbucks has opened its new concept  Starbucks Now store in Beijing, designed to offer a streamlined experience for delivery riders and customers who have pre-ordered online. Starbucks Now app In May 2019, Starbucks rolled out its mobile order & pay service, Starbucks Now, to 300 stores across Beijing and Shanghai. Since its introduction, the service has now been expanded to Hagzhou and Na...
16 July 2019
Evolving its relationship with franchise partner WHSmith, M&S food-to-go and food-for-later products are being introduced to selected WH Smith branches.  M&S food in new high street locations According to local press, clearly branded M&S food-to-go zones have launched in Bournemouth and Bedford branches of WH Smith in May and June respectively. In addition, The Grocer reports that a further...
12 July 2019
Leading UK food-to-go specialist Pret A Manger has joined the Deliveroo delivery platform, creating a partnership to use it exclusively as its customer delivery provider across the country. Launching in 120 stores The Deliveroo service will launch immediately in 120 Pret outlets (roughly one third of the UK total), and then roll-out to additional stores in the course of 2019.  The Pret menu t...
04 July 2019
Asda has announced an expansion of its partnership with Just Eat, as part of wider activity to bring new ideas to the customer experience. 30 minute grocery delivery launched Through a new Express grocery delivery service, Asda will offer a range of around 100 'essential' lines for delivery within half an hour. The service will initially be offered from two stores: Sutton and Leicester Foss...
04 July 2019
National UK food-to-go specialist Greggs has launched a partnership with Just Eat to provide an online order and delivery service from stores, initially across three cities: London, Newcastle and Glasgow. Uses nine stores as delivery hubs The Greggs/Just Eat service is now operating from nine stores across the three cities, and is currently able to reach a million households.  As an intial of...