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Please find below the latest press releases issued to the media by Lumina Intelligence. For any further media enquiries, please contact Giorgio Rigali, Communications Manager on 07545 990030 or Giorgio.rigali@lumina-intelligence.com

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Average spend on eating and drinking out declines, as hospitality reopens
06 May 2021

According to the latest Lumina Intelligence Eating & Drinking Out Panel data, average spend on eating and drinking out fell in the 4WE 18/04/21, but participation rose, as the hospitality sector partially reopened.
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9% of forecourt shoppers on a fuel mission, as pandemic reinforces key role of c-stores
27 April 2021

According to the new UK Forecourt Market Report 2021, less than one-in-ten forecourt shoppers cite fuel as the main reason for their visit, as the coronavirus pandemic reinforces the importance of forecourt convenience.
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UK foodservice delivery market saw growth of 48.1% in 2020, reaching £11.4bn
20 April 2021

According to the new Lumina Intelligence UK Foodservice Delivery Market Report 2021, the UK foodservice delivery market grew £3.7bn in 2020, reaching £11.4bn – double its 2015 market value.
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Lumina Intelligence partner with MCA to launch free hospitality recovery webinar
16 April 2021

Lumina Intelligence has partnered with leading media title MCA to launch - Hospitality Recovery: Back With a Bang – a free webinar that focuses on the recovery of the UK hospitality sector in 2021 and beyond.
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UK food to go market to grow +32% in 2021 to £15.3bn, 72% of its 2019 market value
07 April 2021

According to the new Lumina Intelligence UK Food To Go Market Report 2021, the UK food to go market suffered a -45.5% decline in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic severely restricted travel and movement.
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Autumn/Winter restaurant menus slashed by a quarter in 2020 versus 2019
09 March 2021

According to latest piece of monthly analysis from Lumina Intelligence’s Menu Tracker, on average, restaurant Autumn/Winter 2020 menus have -24.5% fewer dishes on them than in 2019.
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UK restaurant market to grow +32% in 2021, if government roadmap followed
03 March 2021

According to its new UK Restaurant Market Report 2020/21, Lumina Intelligence forecasts the UK restaurant market will grow +32.1% to £11.7bn in 2021. This is based on all limits on social contact being removed on 21 June 2021.
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Visit frequency, basket size and spend in convenience all increase during Lockdown
03 March 2021

According to insight from Lumina Intelligence’s Convenience Tracking Programme, compared to the 4WE 10/01, the UK convenience retail channel has seen growth in visit frequency, basket spend and basket size.
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Wagamama and Nando’s to lead to outlet expansion amongst branded restaurants
02 March 2021

New research using Lumina Intelligence’s Operator Data Index indicates that the branded restaurant segment of the UK eating out market is set to experience outlet decline of -0.5% in 2021.
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Lumina Intelligence, C-Store and The Grocer launch The Convenience Mix
23 February 2021

Today, the market leaders in data, insight and coverage across UK convenience retail – Conveniencestore.co.uk, Lumina Intelligence and The Grocer – launch The Convenience Mix, a podcast dedicated to the UK convenience.
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Delivery accounts for one-in-three foodservice occasions during lockdown
16 February 2021

According to the latest Lumina Intelligence quarterly Eating & Drinking Out Panel report, delivery accounted for a third of foodservice occasions in the 12 WE 24 January 2021 – 43% when click & collect is included.
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42% of consumers to continue to shop more locally in the future
10 February 2021

This week, Lumina Intelligence launched its Future of Convenience Report 2021, which explores the consumer trends shaping the industry and how the sector can leverage them during uncertain times and beyond.
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Unitas Wholesale and Lumina Intelligence Launch Digital Excellence Academy
09 February 2021

The UK’s largest wholesale services company, Unitas Wholesale, has hosted its first webinar event as part of its new Digital Excellence Academy initiative, in partnership with Lumina Intelligence.
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Fish & Seafood Dishes Becoming More Prominent on Foodservice Menus
04 February 2021

According to latest piece of monthly analysis from Lumina Intelligence’s Menu Tracker, across Spring/Summer menus in 2020, 17% of mains and 21% of starters have a fish or seafood core component
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Casual Dining Brands See -6.8% Outlet Decline in 2020, Says Lumina Intelligence
02 February 2021

New research using Lumina Intelligence’s Operator Data Index indicates that the branded casual dining segment of the UK eating out market experienced -6.8% outlet decline in 2020.
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Low 2 No Opportunity Grows as Four-In-Ten Reduce Alcohol Consumption
10 December 2020

38% of consumers have reduced their alcohol consumption since the pandemic began in March. This rises to 42% for 18-24 year olds and 46% for 25-34s, with health the main motivation for consumption.
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Subdued Growth for UK Wholesale, as Pandemic Causes Polarisation
08 December 2020

Double digit turnover growth for wholesalers serving the retail market has not offset huge declines in turnover for foodservice wholesalers, as growth slows from 4.4% in 2019 to 2.8% in 2020.
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Convenience Shoppers with Dietary Requirements Drive Higher Spend and Frequency
04 December 2020

Convenience store shoppers with a dietary requirement have a 15% higher visit frequency than the average convenience store shopper, have a 9% higher basket spend and spend 11% more per item.
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Consumers Turning to British Brands and Local Produce as Brexit Deadline Looms
02 December 2020

According to data from the Lumina Intelligence Channel Pulse, 19% of consumers plan to buy more British brands and 12% are going to start to buy more local produce in response to the upcoming Brexit deadline.
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Unitas Wholesale Partners with Lumina to Launch Digital Excellence Academy
01 December 2020

Unitas Wholesale, the UK’s largest wholesale services company, is launching its own Digital Excellence Academy in partnership with Lumina Intelligence, the leaders in understanding operator behaviour in digital.
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56% of UK Food and Drink Business Leaders Unclear on the Impact of Brexit
30 November 2020

According to Lumina Intelligence’s new Top of Mind Report 2020/21, business leaders across the UK food and drink industry remain unclear on the impact that Brexit will have on their business over the coming 12 months.
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Pub Market to Decline -61%, with Creativity and Consumer Demand to Drive Recovery
24 November 2020

According to Lumina Intelligence’s new UK Pub Market Report 2020, the UK pub market will somewhat recover in 2021 following a catastrophic 2020, with innovation and recovering consumer demand the driving forces.
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+45PP Increase in Operators Staying Open During Lockdown 2.0
18 November 2020

New research using Lumina Intelligence’s Operator Data Index indicates a 45pp increase in the proportion of branded hospitality operators offering takeaway and/or delivery during this lockdown versus March 2020.
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Branded Restaurants Set for -16.7% Outlet Decline, as Major Players Reduce Estates
04 November 2020

According to the latest monthly analysis piece on Lumina Intelligence’s Operator Data Index, the branded restaurant segment of the UK eating out market is set to experience a -16.7% decline in outlet numbers in 2020.
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Christmas Plans on Hold for Nearly Two Thirds, as Value for Money Becomes Key
29 October 2020

According to the latest weekly data from our Channel Pulse (w/c 19 Oct 2020), 59% of consumers are waiting to see what government restrictions will be in place before making any plans for Christmas.
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Pub Food Menus Reduce in Size by 24% Since the Coronavirus Pandemic
21 October 2020

According to latest piece of monthly analysis from Lumina Intelligence’s Menu Tracker, on average, pub and bar operators have reduced the number of items on their food menus by 24% in the last year.
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NPD on Menus Remains Stable Despite the Coronavirus Challenges
20 October 2020

According to latest piece of monthly analysis from Lumina Intelligence’s Menu Tracker, on average, 2% of an operator’s spring/summer (SS) menu was tagged as new in 2020, up marginally from 1.9% in 2019.
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UK Eating Out Market to Decline 40% in 2020, with full Recovery not until 2023
13 October 2020

According to Lumina Intelligence’s new UK Eating Out Market Report 2020 Update, the UK eating out market will contract 40% to £54.7bn in 2020 and will not fully recover the value lost until 2023.
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Casual Dining Restaurant Channel Set For -7.5% Outlet Decline in 2020
5 October 2020

According to the latest monthly analysis piece on Lumina Intelligence’s Operator Data Index, the casual dining segment of the UK eating out market is set to experience a -7.5% decline in outlet numbers in 2020.
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Premier and Spar Y Maes, Pwllheli win at The Convenience Awards 2020
29 September 2020

On Tuesday 29 September, the convenience retail community celebrated the winners of The Convenience Awards, brought to you by conveniencestore.co.uk, Lumina Intelligence and The Grocer.
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UK convenience retail market sees £3.8bn boost from coronavirus
24 September 2020

According to the new UK Convenience Market Report Update 2020 from Lumina Intelligence, the convenience retail market is set to grow by +9.2% or £3.8bn in 2020, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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UK FTG market to contract £6bn in 2020, but recovery expected by end 2022
17 September 2020

The UK food to go market is set to decline £6bn in 2020, as a result of weak footfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the market will recover to close to its 2019 level by the end of 2022.
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Modest increases, as menu prices rise 1.5% post-lockdown
3 September 2020

According to latest piece of monthly analysis from Lumina Intelligence’s Menu Tracker, on average, operators have increased the price of items on their spring/summer menu by 1.5% since lockdown eased.
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Foodservice delivery to account for a greater share of meals post-coronavirus
1 September 2020

According to Lumina Intelligence’s new Foodservice Delivery Market Report Update 2020, the positive impact of coronavirus on the foodservice delivery market is set to provide a long-lasting boost.
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Operators slash the number of dishes on menus by 32% post-lockdown
27 August 2020

According to latest piece analysis from Lumina Intelligence’s Menu Tracker, on average, operators have reduced menu counts to 39 items, from 57 in 2019, since reopening after lockdown measures eased.
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UK supermarket and convenience store outlet numbers grow in 2019
06 August 2020

According to the new Lumina Intelligence UK Grocery Data Index, the total number of supermarket outlets in the UK grew 2.3% in 2019 vs 2018 and the total number of convenience stores in the UK rose just 0.1%.
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HIM & MCA Insight launch new solutions with new brand, Lumina Intelligence
29 July 2020

HIM & MCA Insight launch a new analytics and data visualisation solution that combines all of the company’s data sources. As part of the launch, HIM & MCA Insight have a new name – Lumina Intelligence.
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70% of consumers intend to use c-store delivery services more in the future
08 July 2020

According to the brand-new Lumina Intelligence UK On Demand Convenience Market Report 2020, 7-in-10 consumers plan on using convenience store delivery services more in the future.
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Coronavirus impact to increase eating out market polarisation
23 June 2020

According to Lumina Intelligence’s new UK Eating Out Market Report 2020, we will see greater polarisation in the hospitality sector between quicker, convenience-led solutions and longer, but richer, experiential occasions.
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The UK convenience retail market is forecasted to grow 8% in 2020
16 June 2020

According to Lumina Intelligence’s new UK Convenience Market Report 2020, the convenience retail market within the UK is set to grow 8% to £44.7bn in 2020 – up from 2.6% growth in 2019.
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UK eating out market to decline 60-70% by the end of 2020
19 May 2020

The Lumina Intelligence UK Recovery Report 2020 forecasts that the UK eating out market will decline between 60-70% in the full year to December 2020 with 63% of consumers actively looking to save money.
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Coronavirus pandemic to result in a permanent shift towards grocery delivery
19 May 2020

The Lumina Intelligence UK Recovery Report 2020 predicts that demand for grocery delivery will continue after the pandemic ends, as shoppers look to maintain the benefits it has offered during lockdown.