The proportion of consumers eating and drinking out has decreased by -2ppts to 54% in the four weeks to 15 May 2022.

This is influenced by the current financial pressures and consumers being more price-conscious and restricting their occasions and spending, the Lumina Intelligence Eating and Drinking Out Panel finds.

Average spend has remained flat, highlighting that consumers are becoming more price-conscious and opting for less expensive options.

Drink-only occasions have seen a boost in day-part share, up by +1.1ppts during the four-week period.

This increase is being led by retail growth with consumers opting for more accessibly-priced drinks on the go.

Breakfast and lunch occasions have also increased in the latest four weeks, as more consumers return to offices.

This has driven an increase in pastry/bakery share, up by +1.2ppts, highlighting consumers are looking for quick, convenient and affordable solutions.

Restaurants have seen the biggest increase in channel share, up by +0.9ppts in the latest four weeks.

However, the lack of spend growth suggests that consumers are still being price-sensitive on more occasion-led missions.