07 February 2022
Increase in consumer spend
DATA from a new report exploring the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on the foodservice sector, reveals signs of a recovery, with consumer spend on food eaten out-of-home and the frequency of visits to pubs and restaurants, up year-on-year.
In its new report, Foodservice 2021: Recovery, Challenges and Opportunities, AHDB’s Retail Insight team has taken an in-depth look at the takeaway, delivery and eating-out markets to explore what opportunities exist to help aid a recovery and how enforced lockdowns impacted the meals we ate.
Latest research shows that breakfast was most affected by lockdown – down 30.3% – with fewer people grabbing food on-the-go. Dinner was the least impacted as it was less reliant on work and commuting.
Quick service restaurants were the only foodservice channel to see growth for the 52 weeks ending September 5th, compared to 2019 levels – led by a rise in takeaways, with 89% of quick service restaurant meals eaten at home.