Supply chain · 4 December 2018

Restaurants handed boost as food delivery sector set to grow to 5bn in 2019

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Aggregators such as Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats will reap even greater rewards
Cocooning Brits are going to eat more food at home next year, according to new figures, providing a boon for restaurants and delivery firms.

Global information company the NPD Group has been looking into its crystal ball and finding new trends that will shape the UK’s out-of-home foodservice industry in 2019.

It said people will cocoon? themselves indoors and eat more meals at home to save money with spend on restaurant food delivery expected to grow by 10% next year to 5billion.

NPD said aggregators such as Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats will reap greater rewards through subscription and loyalty programmes with food service brands likely to partner with in-home entertainment providers.

Operators will also have to respond to greater calls for transparency and trust in the food on their menus. This is due to increased concern over the impact of raw materials such as palm oil and more awareness of nutrition.

consumers will ask questions about the food they are buying. The best operators will provide the answers and address consumer concerns about single-use items, especially those made of plastic, the NPD said.



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