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If you thought our love of food on the move was waning, think again. According to IGD figures, the UK food-to-go market is set to experience double the growth of the wider food and grocery market (which is growing by 12.5%) and achieve 26% growth from £18.5bn this year to a staggering £23.4bn by 2024.

Aryzta adds a Vegan Mince Pie Tart to its festive range

Aryzta has introduced a Vegan Mince Pie Tart, comprising a vegan pastry shell filled with mincemeat and topped with a golden nutty crumble.

Kepak introduces cook in box burger for added convenience

Kepak, owner of the Rustlers brand, is reinforcing its position in the food to go market with the launch of what it describes as its most convenient solution yet.

Kepak raises profile of All Day Breakfast Sausage Muffin

Kepak Consumer Foods is rolling out a nationwide campaign to tempt shoppers into trying the All Day Breakfast Sausage Muffin, driving trial among new audiences and increasing product penetration.

Actimel launches range of Fruit & Veg Cultured Shots

Actimel has launched a new product range of Fruit & Veg Cultured Shots.

Kellogg's invests £2m in Rice Crispies Squares

After a five-year break in commercial marketing activity, Kellogg’s has kicked off the summer with a £2m investment in its snacks brand, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Squares.

Grab the opportunity

Some data suggests that the convenience store sector is missing out on food-to-go growth. Yes, the food-to-go market in general is in growth but data from MCA Insight suggests that food-to-go sales in convenience will remain static for some time. But, helpfully, there is more data at hand to show why food-to-go in convenience is not always a hit with shoppers. Him's Convenience Tracking Programme 2018 asked shoppers what stopped them from buying more food to go than they currently do.

No stopping food-to-go

Latest data from IGD says the UK's food-to-go sector is in 'rude health' and is on schedule to be worth £23.5bn by 2022 up from this year's expected £17.4bn.

At the ready

Own-brand may be king in the overall ready meals market and chilled meals may generally outsell frozen ones, but there's one frozen food brand that's really bucking these trends and that's Kent-based Cook. Sales director Chris Portwood explains: "Cook overall has been in double-digit growth every year since we set the business up and, on average, our stores and concessions are delivering plus four per cent in like-for-like sales.

Moving on up

If you're of a certain age, you may remember your mum telling you that it was wrong to be seen eating out on the street. How times have changed! Eating on the move and buying food-to-go is commonplace and we're doing it more and more. Indeed IGD estimates that the food-to-go market will leap from the current £16.1bn to be worth £21.7bn by 2021. It adds that 'convenience, forecourts and other retailers' will see growth from £2.5bn in 2016 to £3.3bn in 2021.

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