Britain’s delivery and takeaway businesses sat sales drop 1% year-on-year according to new Hospitality at Home Tracker research from CGA by NIQ. Year-on-year trading has now been negative for 17 months consecutively in a row, following a boom during the covid-19 lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. But while this would suggest the return to restaurants further data shows only modest growth in eat-in custom, with total sales down significantly.
Trading has been partly protected by rising menu prices, while volumes have fallen significantly. Groups’ delivery order volumes in April were 10% below the same month in 2022, while takeaway and click-and-collect orders contracted by 9%. With inflation in double digits, the value of trading is much further behind in real terms.