UK foodservice delivery market value to exceed £13bn this year

The UK foodservice delivery market is set to grow by £0.7bn, to a market value of £13.3bn in 2022, according to the new Lumina Intelligence UK Foodservice Delivery Market Report 2022.

This follows 6.5%growth of 6.5% in 2021, bringing the current total value of the market to £12.6bn, with the findings forecasting total market growth between 2019-2022 to be £5.7bn.

The foodservice delivery market is expected to hold a 12.2% share of the total UK eating out market in 2022, despite wider market recovery.

Read more: UK restaurant industry to almost fully recover to pre-Covid state, says report

Blonnie Whist, Insight Director at Lumina Intelligence said, “”After two years of on-off restrictions across the UK eating and drinking out market, the use of foodservice delivery has become habitual to consumers, with no sign of demand waning over the coming years. As a result, it is no longer an either/or scenario for operators, but a necessity in order to recover from the effects of the pandemic swiftly.

This is evident in our forecasts that suggest delivery’s share of the total eating out market will grow each year over the next three years. However, consumers are becoming more demanding and adventurous. Healthier options, sustainable packaging and a wider coverage across day parts other than dinner are all areas that will be key to growth for operators,” she added.

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Paul Hill
Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.

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