Recovery in foodservice sector


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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.

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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.

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