2021 Agenda

The 2021 Food to Go Conference streamed online 23rd March.



Included in the not-to-be-missed line up are the following interviews with the leading lights of the sector:

Blonnie Whist, head of insight, Lumina Intelligence
Blonnie unveils the headline statistics from Lumina Intelligence’s new Food to Go Market Report and unpacks some of the data to provide insights on how the sector is performing.

Shereen Ritchie, managing director, Leon UK
A strong company culture has always been important to Leon, but challenging to maintain during a pandemic. Shereen shares the business’ approach to nurturing its people, as well as its exploration of new sales channels.

Chris Thompson, senior consultant – director of location analytics, CACI
Working from home has become the norm during the pandemic, leaving city centres and transport hubs with much reduced footfall. Chris will address how this shift has benefited local, suburban and secondary sites and what impact the changes are having on site acquisition and disposal.

Panel discussion: How the pandemic has shaped property strategy
Hosted by MCA’s contributing editor Peter Martin , this session will continue the conversation on the changing property landscape, and will explore a series of topics including whether operators are changing long-term property plans, and if larger players are eyeing the sites of successful independents. Panellists Ted Schama, Shelley Sandzer, Vishal Talreja, property director, Itsu, Rob Robinson, co-founder Notes Coffee

Richard Morris, managing director, Tortilla
Richard explains how Tortilla used its strength in the delivery market to ride out some of the challenges of 2020, and how it forms part of the company’s exciting growth plans.

Clare Clough, UK managing director, Pret A Manger
Pret has grown from its high street roots into a multichannel operator in order to better serve its customers. Clare speaks about the brand’s rapid evolution and how the past 12 months have seen a sharper focus on digital.

Roger Whiteside, chief executive, Greggs
Roger takes us through the escalation of Greggs’ delivery and click and collect offering, its hopes for drive-thru and how its growth strategy is shaping up for 2021.

Jeffrey Young, founder and chief executive, Allegra Group
Jeffrey unveils how the branded coffee shop market has changed over the course of the pandemic in the context of the latest market sizing data and shares his thoughts on where the market is heading.

Panel discussion: Investment opportunities in the food to go sector
Hosted by MCA editor Finn Scott-Delany , our panel of investors give their views on the attractiveness of the food to go sector and what makes a concept investable. Panellists Darrel Connell, partner, Imbiba & Ashton Crosby, managing director, Capdesia

Jason Clark, senior vice president, chief operations officer, McDonald’s UK and Ireland
On the back of phenomenal growth in the delivery during the latter part of 2020, Jason shares how the fast-food giant’s focus shifted to digital channels during the pandemic and the other ways in which McDonald’s has innovated its offer to counter the impact of restaurant closures.

Stephen Goldstein, VP of Strategic Restaurant Partnerships, Deliveroo The future of delivery
How a new wave of operators are choosing delivery-first.

Order your copy of the UK Food to go Market Report 2021

The Lumina Intelligence Food to Go Market Report is the definitive report covering the UK food to go market. The report comprehensively covers the market and consumer trends shaping the channel, including market sizing forecasts, performance by sub-channel; key operator developments; an update on consumer and shopper trends; as well as key growth opportunities and future outlook for the sector. for further information email our team.

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