Food-to-go news

01 June 2015
Diverse range of formats As a major business hub and tourist destination, New York is a city of people constantly on the move and with very different needs. Commuters, tourists and residents all have to be catered for. Given this diversity it is unsurprising that an equally diverse range of store formats and propositions have developed in the city. This includes supermarkets, discount store...
28 May 2015
While retailers and manufacturers continue to compete on price, there are companies who are looking to deliver added value for shoppers without cutting prices. We consider five of the levers that are being used to offer added value, which we expect to see more of in 2015 and beyond. This article was written by Harriet Cohen,...
28 May 2015
Mainstay of the coffee shop sector, Starbucks is to roll-out an expanded food offer provided by London-based 'fast-healthy' food-to-go specialist pod. First launched in September 2014 in three central London Starbucks stores, the pod food offer is now to be added to another seven Starbucks sites across London and South-East England. Adds expanded food capability to Starbucks offer While Sta...
21 May 2015
Celebrate our industry's achievements at the IGD Awards 2015. Why enter? Being shortlisted or winning any of these prestigious awards could give your business a real boost. Past winners have gained great PR, industry recognition and a real sense of team pride. On the awards night, you will have the opportunity to network with the big names in the food and grocery industry. The awards...
18 May 2015
Following restrictions on Sunday trading hours in Hungary, it has been reported that forecourt operator MOL has adapted its strategy to benefit from the changes. Legislation came into effect on 15 March this year The  Sunday trading legislation, which came into effect in March has resulted into the closure of supermarkets on Sundays, while stores will also only be able to open between 06:0...
14 May 2015
Turkish retailer Migros Ticaret has launched a new concept store in Istanbul. Fine Food store to offer exclusive products, comprehensive range and in-store snack bar The store, which is part of the retailer’s Macrocenter format, is its first store to trade under the Fine Food banner. It is situated on two floors, offering an ‘exclusive product portfolio’ , in addition to range of fresh...
06 May 2015
Following slowing performance over the last year and an admission that it had lost focus on its customers. Woolworths senior managers have set out the companies new three year vision for growth at its strategy day in Sydney. So what are the key things you need to know? 1. Putting the customer first and differentiating the offer Woolworths Food Group Managing Director, Brad Banducci, said th...
01 May 2015
One Stop, the Tesco convenience subsidiary with 770 stores, has launched its first tie up with major food-to-go franchise Subway.  The first Subway unit within a One Stop store has now opened in one of One Stop's independent owned stores on Evington Road in Leicester.  A second will follow in a company-owned store in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire. Focus on dedicated counters to drive foo...
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...