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Restaurants, pubs’ like-for-like sales up 2% in April but cost pressures stunt growth 

London still lags pre-COVID-19 trading, whilst sales up 3% beyond the M25.
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Restaurants, pubs’ like-for-like sales up 2% in April but cost pressures stunt growth 

London still lags pre-COVID-19 trading, whilst sales up 3% beyond the M25.
5 days ago

Foodservice sector inflation hits 13.6% YoY in March 2022 

The figure is the highest in the history of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index.

Fish & chips, pizza amongst Brits’ top takeaway choices

Londoners are the biggest spenders, with an average of £73.70 spent on takeaways each month.

Deliveries and takeaways double pre-COVID-19 levels in February

Trading, however, has dipped from the peaks of early 2021.

Boparan Restaurant Group trials service robots, eyes wider rollout if ‘successful’

Using artificial intelligence (AI), the robots can deliver hot chicken up to four miles per hour and can engage with guests through spoken conversation.

Five trends that will shape food-to-go recovery

2022 will be a year for reflection, innovation, concept development and new ways of doing business, an analyst said.

Shopper confidence at ‘lowest levels’ despite removal of COVID-19 restrictions

89% or nearly nine out of ten shoppers expect food prices to rise.

Potato milk could displace oat as more sustainable milk alternative: analyst

Potatoes remain a niche ingredient in the plant-based milk space.

Five potential shopping trends in 2022

IGD also analysed how Omicron shook up Christmas shopping.