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The rise in home delivery & food-to-go
Delivery is one of the biggest rising trends we’ve seen recently with 33% of operators considering the demand for home delivery one of the most important long term consumer trends impacting the industry. 26% also believe that the demand for food-to-go is also up there as one of the most important long term consumer trends.
Source: Lumina Intelligence Top of Mind Report July 2021
When do people eat out?
People eating out less in the evening provides an opportunity for takeaways and deliveries to have a higher appeal. However, this may be a seasonal trend due to colder weather and dark evenings. As the weather gets warmer people will be able to eat outside which may entice them out to hospitality venues more often.
This is also boosted by returns to the office pre-Omicron break out. But now workers have returned to remote working, which will inevitably drive fewer eating-out occasions at lunchtimes.
Source: Lumina Intelligence EDOP Monthly Snapshot W.E. 28.11
Why are people eating out?
Having a treat and not wanting to cook remain key drivers of eating out occasions – both of which are likely to drive takeaway and delivery occasions.
Source: Lumina Intelligence UK Eating Out Market Report 2021
Why are people looking for delivery?
40% of British consumers are using delivery services to avoid visiting restaurants. 53% of consumers expect to order delivery from restaurants more than before or the same amount over the next six months.
Source: The NPD Group. December 2021. COVID-19 Foodservice Sentiment Survey UK & Europe
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We’ve scoured the eating and drinking out market to unearth the key trends that will be influencing consumer choices out of home in 2024 and beyond.