Food-to-go growth is outpacing the rest of the market - and it's all down to the convenience Britons are looking for as lifestyles become busier.
Consumers are going out for sit down meals less often, with frequency down 6.2% across every meal occasion*, and increasingly eating on the go.
Grabbing a coffee on the way to work, eating lunch on the go and snacking throughout the day is therefore becoming ever more commonplace, with the food-to-go market forecast to grow by 2.8% over the next 3 years, to around £20.7bn.*
*MCA – UK Eating Out Market Report 2018
Food-to-go market set to grow by over £1bn per year over the next 5 years*
And traditional meal occasions are blurring:
Because of this, people’s expectations of what food-to-go is, are changing:
And to get what they want, people are willing to spend more – particularly for the evening meal occasion:
We have a range of solutions across each meal occasion to ensure you meet consumers’ ever more sophisticated expectations, including hot meal options.
Our range provides the flexibility and convenience you need, to fit your budget, facilities and customer profile.
We also have product ranges across impulse occasions such as drinks and snacks, including:
Over 50 existing products to mitigate the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (‘Sugar Tax’) introduced in April 2018
Over 750 products including crisps, snacks, nuts, and cereal, fruit and nut bars, impulse ice cream, savoury biscuits and crackers
* MCA – UK Eating Out Market Report 2018
^IGD Food-to-go report March 2018