Food-to-go articles and infographics

07 January 2021
Our new monthly shopper update provides you with a one-stop shop for the latest insights into the British shopper. If you only have time to read one thing every month this report will ensure you have the latest information about how British shoppers are acting, thinking and feeling. These reports will be released within the first few working days of every month so look out for them. WHAT is ...
17 December 2020
Forecasting what will happen next has never been so tricky, with changes in guidance being given so frequently it is difficult for shoppers to keep up. In September we released our UK food-to-go market forecasts for up to 2022 however with second rounds of country wide lockdowns, localised restrictions and vaccine advancements we re-visited our forecasts to provide a quarter four update . ...
22 September 2020
We are really pleased to be able to finally share with you our UK food-to-go market forecasts . These forecasts have been months in the making with the team thinking through the potential scenarios as to how the balance of 2020 and the next two years could pan out. The challenges of 2020 for food-to-go are well known and we believe the impact of COVID-19 will continue to be felt over the ne...
24 June 2020
COVID-19 has caused a monumental shift in consumers’ food and drink habits. Our new Eating In Vs Dining Out report, produced in collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, explores the impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market and outlines four scenarios for the future. During the pandemic, the boundaries between eating at home and out-of-home, already blurred, have b...
19 March 2020
As government advice and consumer reaction to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in the UK changes rapidly, food-to-go operators are adapting. Here are the latest responses to the situation from the leading companies: McDonald's  From 5am today (19th March) all restaurants will close seating areas and temporarily move to being takeaway, Drive Thru and McDelivery only Toilets and h...
07 November 2019
Key themes came up repeatedly across several of our speakers in the Food-to-Go stream at IGD Live and one of those was the need to focus on sustainability. This stretched from different ways to reduce and remove packaging, to reducing food waste and to thinking about how products and ingredients are sourced. Our research shows that solutions which present ways to help shoppers achieve th...
23 October 2019
There is a lot to be grateful for working at IGD. Whether it is the great colleagues, the lovely countryside setting or the tasty lunches. I am also lucky to be able see first-hand some of the great innovation taking place in the food and grocery industry. Our Retail Analysis online service includes visits to almost 1,000 stores in 50 countries every year. As part of our ShopperVista ...
12 June 2019
We often hear shoppers are increasingly shopping around or that they are shopping little and often across different stores and channels; essentially, they are multichannel shopping. We know this is not a new phenomenon by any means. Through ShopperVista we track the channels shoppers are using every month and the missions they are competing in each; in September 2016 we found that shopper...
18 March 2019
Food-to-go ranges aren’t new to forecourts, but they are receiving more focus. For example, we’re seeing new partnerships, like Shell’s collaboration with Jamie Oliver, as forecourt operators improve their ranges. Our data shows some important differences between food-to-go shoppers in general and their forecourt counterparts. We investigate what makes forecourt food-to-go shoppers stand out...
19 October 2018
Our excitement is definitely building with just under three weeks to go until Food-to-Go 2018. During the day we’ll hear industry leaders’ views on this dynamic market and get inspiration from three European retailers.  We’ll start by focusing on the food-to-go shopper Shoppers’ basic needs – value, choice and convenience – won’t change. But they’re already more time-pressed, heath and so...