Lumina Intelligence and CACI will be presenting exclusive insight to delegates at MCA’s Food to Go Conference on 7 March.

The annual event will take place at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho and will feature a full programme of presentations and Q&As with headline speakers, insight sessions and panel discussions, as well as the chance for delegates to network with their peers in the sector.

Katie Prowse, senior insight manager at Lumina Intelligence will map out the current state of the food to go market a year on from the end of Covid restrictions and assess lasting changes versus short term challenges.

She will consider how the rising cost of living has impacted consumer behaviour, and what operators are doing with new launches, new initiatives and new concepts to mitigate difficulties.

While CACI will take a deep dive into the transactional trends they are seeing in the current cost of living crisis.

The location of consumers may have settled into a more stable pattern following the lifting of pandemic restrictions but the increase in the cost of living is having a noticeable impact on spending behaviour.

Arabella Dalloz, head of leisure at location and demographic data consultancy CACI will take a look at the distinctive transactional trends being seen in different demographic groups and what impact this might have on operators’ future openings strategies and performance.

Headline speakers already announced include Ganan Kanagathurai, UK CEO Itsu; Richard Morris, CEO, Tortilla; Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer, Tim Hortons; and Ken McMeikan, chief executive, Moto Hospitality.

Pret, Benugo and F&B consultancy Egg Soldiers will take part in a new panel for 2023 on menu innovation, while EG Group, Chopstix, Island Poké and DCL will be taking part in a panel on property.

There will also be panel sessions covering delivery and tech, coffee shops and people and culture.

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