The Caterer
Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Food-to-go sector set to overtake quick service restaurants by 2022

09 August 2017 by

The UK's food-to-go sector will be worth £23.5b by 2022, with the market share of food-to-go retailers overtaking that of quick-service restaurants, according to new research.

Training charity IGD predicts that the value of the food-to-go market, occupied by the likes of Leon and Pret, will reach £7.7b by 2022, while the quick-service restaurant market will stand at £6.3b.

It believes that the overall food-to-go sector will grow from £17.4b in 2017 to £23.5b in 2022.

Gavin Rothwell, Senior Insight Manager at IGD, said: "Across all our five market segments we're seeing some highly innovative product and menu development, much of this inspired by shopper trends towards health and wellness and global flavours and tastes.

"Food-to-go specialists are really setting the pace on product innovation and range development, as well as expanding quite rapidly outside London, which is why we're forecasting them to become the biggest part of the food-to-go market by the end of 2022."

He added that health and wellness was becoming an increasingly important focus, with 76% of shoppers satisfied with the choice of healthy options available in-store, higher than any other segment of the food-to-go market.

Pret sales up 15% to £776m driven by gluten-free growth >>

Moveable feast: what you need to know to get your food on the move >>
Videos from The Caterer archives

Are you looking for a new role? See all the current hospitality vacancies available with The Caterer Jobs

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking