Starbucks to open sustainability learning and innovation lab

Starbucks has announced plans to develop a new sustainability learning and innovation lab at Hacienda Alsacia, in Costa Rica – the company’s global agronomy headquarters for research and development. The lab will serve as a learning hub for employees, students, researchers and industry leaders to innovate and scale sustainable solutions for issues including climate adaption and agricultural economics.

Grocery sustainability metrics have the potential to redefine the role of food packaging

It’s nearly a decade ago that the familiar ‘traffic light’ labelling system started appearing on supermarket items signalling key health metrics around calories, sugar, salt and fat content. Fast-forward to now, and a similar emphasis is emerging in the grocery industry around the signalling of environmental sustainability data for food items.

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.

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 […]