Delivery & takeaway growth at 107%

The CGA by NielsenIQ & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker has revealed that delivery and takeaway sales remain well above pre-COVID-19 levels, with growth of 107% in May 2022 compared to May 2019.

Profitability, reliability, differentiation and sustainability… are these your foodservice packaging headaches?

Profitability, reliability, differentiation and sustainability – through close discussion with our foodservice customer-base, these pillars have emerged as the prominent issues facing the UK’s foodservice industry. As we’ve discovered, an innovative approach is the key to overcoming these distinct challenges. Profitability, as potentially the biggest challenge the industry faces, is shaped by a multitude of […]

Where does vegan fast food go next?

The last few years have been hugely significant for veganism in the UK with many of the nation’s largest and best-known fast food franchises offering vegan menu items for the first time. For many, this was seen as the quick-service-industry’s first mainstream exploration into veganism with many chains heavily promoting their new plant-based menu items.

Deliveries & takeaways double pre-COVID-19 levels in Feb 2022

Britain’s managed restaurant and pub groups’ delivery and takeaway sales continue to run at more than twice the level seen before COVID-19, the CGA & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker reveals—but trading has dipped from the peaks of early 2021.

Sainsbury’s to transform eat-in and takeaway food offer with top brands

Sainsbury’s has announced plans to transform its eat-in, takeaway and home delivery food and drink offer. The move follows a successful trial of a new food hall format called ‘The Restaurant Hub’ at one of its key stores. In partnership with Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), ‘The Restaurant Hub’ offers eat-in, takeaway and home-delivered hot food and drink from various popular brands.

Are grocery and foodservice still mutually exclusive?

Supermarket home delivery is something we’ve all become very accustomed to, and it’s easy to see why – determining the delivery date and time-slot for your weekly shop is the ideal convenience for fitting-in with our ever busy lifestyles. In addition to their convenience, these delivery services are also typically defined by their uniformity. That […]

Consumer confidence about eating and drinking out remains high

New research from CGA suggests that more 70% now feel confident about visiting pubs, bars and restaurants. This is more than double the number of 34% who felt confident at the start of 2021, and a sharp increase on the total of 52% from CGA’s research in July.

Costa Coffee and M&S create UK-wide food and coffee offer

Costa Coffee and M&S Food, two of the nation’s favourite high street brands, have announced a new collaboration, with ‘Costa Coffee Now Serving M&S Food’. Launching next year, customers will be able to choose from over 30 M&S Food products, including new lunch options, hot meal boxes and children’s food. Available in over 2,500 Costa Coffee stores across the UK as well as via Drive-Thru lanes the range will build on Costa’s current food range and coffee.