Operator analysis


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Focus on Garden Centres

Focus on Garden Centre Foodservice - November 2018

10 Dec 2018

The analysis piece takes an in-depth look into food & beverage sales at the UK’s Top 10 garden centre chains, growth in outlets and turnover, and how food and beverage offers can drive footfall, dwell time and consumer loyalty.

focus on healthier eating brands

Focus on Healthier Eating Chains - October 2018

29 Oct 2018

Healthier eating is a mega trend that has been disrupting the UK Eating Out market. The analysis highlights key statistics on UK healthier eating chains and developments within the channel, alongside providing an insight into how other channels are adapting to consumer demand for healthier options, and innovative developments in the healthier eating space around convenience and technology.

Focus on Premium Casual Dining July 2018

Focus on Premium Casual Dining Brands - July 2018

02 Aug 2018

The Premium Casual Dining market has grown ahead of the total Branded Restaurant market in recent years, supported by growing consumer demands for more aspiration and higher quality in food and drink, stylish and modern settings, and unique and creative storylines in menus and surroundings.

UK Street Food Market Analysis

UK Street Food Market - June 2018

02 Jul 2018

The UK street food market has consistently grown faster than the total fast food market, starting from a much smaller base. It is estimated to reach a total value of £1.2bn in 2018. The analysis highlights key statistics on the UK street food market, successful street food companies (e.g. Street Feast, GRUB, Market Operations, KERB, …) and the influences on the wider eating out sector.

Power Bars May 2018 analysis

Focus on power bars - May 2018

24 May 2018

Power Bars are all-day, high capacity, urban social hubs, found in city centres and busy worker districts. The report provides details on The Alchemist, Archie’s Bar & Kitchen, Balls Brothers, Banyan Bar & Kitchen, The Botanist, Copper Café, Drake & Morgan, Greenwood, The Lighterman and No. 29 Power Station West.

Branded coffee shops analysis April18

Branded coffee shops analysis - April 2018

03 May 2018

Forecast to grow by 5.6% to a total of 5,017 sites, the UK branded coffee market is being driven by the sustained expansion of the three key players, Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero, and by newer market entrants continuing significant growth including Coffee Republic and Esquires.  

Middle Eastern cuisine analysis March 2018

Middle Eastern cuisine analysis - March 2018

29 Mar 2018

The branded Middle Eastern market is expected to reach £143 million in 2018.

Outlet growth analysis

Outlet growth analysis - February 2018

12 Feb 2018

Outlet growth ongoing but slowing in face of challenging market pressures

Promotional Offers Branded Analysis

Branded Restaurants Promotional Offers Analysis - December 2017

18 Dec 2017

Leading brands boosting sales through promotions, with upselling key

Branded Indian

Branded Indian cuisine analysis - October 2017

06 Nov 2017

Contemporary operators igniting growth in branded Indian market

Bakery analysis

Branded bakery market analysis - September 2017

29 Sep 2017

UK Branded bakery market to reach £1.4 billion in 2017, driven by enduring demand and artisanal entrants  

Contemporary fast food analysis - August 2017

Contemporary fast food market analysis - August 2017

31 Aug 2017

Contemporary fast food continues to outperform, on the back of more demand for healthier convenience, higher food quality and food trend agenda setting

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