Food-to-go latest research


Our predictions for a return to growth. We examine the short and longer term outlook for each sub-sector (coffee specialists, food-to-go specialists, QSR, convenience/forecourts and supermarkets/hypermarkets) and highlight implications for operators, retailers and suppliers.
Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform, and Resorts World Las Vegas have launched a first-of-its-kind partnership to become the first resort to offer Grubhub’s advanced ordering technology.
In France, Deliveroo and circular-packaging company barePack are offering customers the option to get food delivered in reusable containers.
This report covers the UK coffee shop market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends. It includes profiles of the key players - Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero, including their strategic priorities and the impact COVID has had on their operations.
Kellogg’s Away from Home and Chowbotics, the makers of Sally the fresh food robot (owned by last-mile logistics platform DoorDash) have debuted two new cereal-dispensing vending machines. One of the smart vending machines is at Florida State University and the second is at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland have partnered with Manna Drone Delivery to support faster and more sustainable delivery of Coca-Cola products. The drone delivery service is available in Oranmore, Galway – the largest commercial drone delivery trial of its kind in the world - with plans for further roll-out to Irish towns in the coming months.
Starship Technologies has announced that Costa Coffee is utilising its autonomous last-mile delivery robots to offer customers an easy and convenient way to get food and drink delivered in Milton Keynes.
An exclusive case study examining how the pandemic has impacted the future strategy of leading food-to-go specialist LEON, including the evolution of its relationship with Sainsbury's and its recent sale to forecourt operator, EG Group
Co-op has teamed up with Unilever for an ice-cream first with a smart vending machine unveiled in store for shoppers, commuters and tourists. The convenience retailer has installed the UK’s only consumer-facing smart ice-cream vending machine in its Battersea Bridge Road store in London as it continues to explore ways to make shopping quicker, easier and more convenient for consumers.
Migros opened in Zurich’s city centre a brand-new concept, called Bridge. The innovative store blends supermarket and foodservice in an impressive and very well-designed space. Migros describes it as a place for food enthusiasts to meet, share and learn.