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Can Britain's appetite for eating and drinking outlets be sustained? - Part 1

12 October 2017 by Matthew Hopkinson

New analysis by LDC shows some significant trends in the openings and closures of food and beverage (F&B) outlets across the country. ONS data released in February 2017 showed that spending by households on restaurants and hotels was now more than £45 per week, which is the highest in five years. In February last year, NPD Group published figures that claimed Britons spent a total of £52.2bn eating out in 2015 and that this will rise to £54.7bn by 2017. Burgers alone accounted for £4.2bn of spend, with coffee forecast to rise from £2.17bn in 2015 to £2.4bn in 2017.

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The 'roll' of Subway in the UK sandwich market

Subway, the home of foot-long baguettes and sandwich artists, has been struggling in their home US market. Sales fell 1.7% last year to just over $11 billion, in a market that Technomic report to have grown 3.9% in 2016. But how has Subway been faring this side of the pond?

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