Delivery, takeaway sales drop anew in June: report
However, sales remain above pre-pandemic levels.
Delivery and takeaway in restaurants and pubs continue to decline, reporting a 23% decrease in June 2022 compared to June 2021, data from CGA & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker showed.
It is also the eighth month of year-on-year decline in a row recorded by the Tracker.
Despite this decline, sales are still above 2019 levels, reporting a growth of 113%.
In a breakdown of sales, delivery sales were “275% higher than three years ago, whilst takeaway and click-and-collect sales were up by a much more modest 39%.”
“This reflects a steady move away from takeaway pick-ups to the convenience of deliveries to consumers’ doors via third-party platforms,” read the statement.
In the same statement, Karl Chessell, CGA’s business unit director, said they expected a slowdown in delivery and takeaway sales, suggesting that consumers switched back to pre-COVID-19 eating-out habits.
He further said businesses to balance eat-in and at-home operations, and achieving growth in both without compromising either will be a top priority for businesses in the second half of 2022.