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Premium chains lead restaurant market growth

Published:  14 February, 2024

According to Lumina Intelligence, the UK restaurant market reached a value of £18.6bn in 2023, spearheaded by premium branded establishments and menu price inflation.


On-trade: All I want for Christmas…

Published:  11 December, 2023

With the festive period upon us, Chris Losh asks how restaurants might fashion a silk purse out of a pig of a trading climate.


Consumers seek affordable drink-only occasions Lumina finds

Published:  14 November, 2023

The latest Lumina research has revealed that consumers are opting for affordable drink-only occasions, with pubs and bars seeing the most notable share growth year-on-year, up 1.3% in Q3.


Consumers remain value-conscious when dining out

Published:  09 October, 2023

In its latest research project, Lumina Intelligence, a leader in food and drinks insights, has found that consumers remain cautious about discretionary spending in the on-trade.


Drinks list expansions sound note of cautious optimism post-Covid

Published:  15 February, 2023

Encouraging new data has shown that menus are re-expanding again following a period of contraction and rationalisation during the worst months of Covid.


A cheap and cheerful Christmas

Published:  17 October, 2022

It seems no matter where the cost increase comes from – whether it be energy bills, business rates or fuel increases – the consumer will always pay the ultimate price.


Consumers and on-trade at a stand-off over costs

Published:  22 August, 2022

As inflation takes hold of consumers and businesses alike, the hospitality industry remains in a deadlock, with businesses planning for more challenging times ahead.


UK eating-out market set to value £95.2 billion in 2022 +4% versus 2019

Published:  22 June, 2022

According to the new Lumina Intelligence Eating Out Market Report, the UK on-trade is set to value £95.2 billion in 2022, +4% versus its 2019 value, meaning that inflation is outpacing market growth.


Rising cost of living sees average drinking out spend decline -9%

Published:  13 April, 2022

According to the latest data from Lumina Intelligence, consumer spending in the on-trade has declined by -9%, in the 12 weeks ending 20/03/2022. 


Strong alcohol proposition key to targeting 65+ in food delivery services

Published:  15 March, 2022

Over the last 24 months, food and drinks deliveries became one of the only routes to market for operators across the UK, which continues to grow despite coronavirus restrictions easing. 


A third of consumers to stockpile drink and food products for Christmas

Published:  06 October, 2021

A third (34%) of consumers either have or are considering purchasing food and drink for Christmas before the end of October, new research has revealed.


Dine-in occasions bounce back with a vengeance

Published:  29 September, 2021

Dine-in occasions are on the rise as consumers return in-person to restaurants – a shift in consumption patterns which has resulted in greater buy-in for drinks.


Hospitality predicted to bounce back and exceed 2019 sales in 2022

Published:  10 June, 2021

The total eating and drinking out market is expected to see 44.7% YOY growth in 2022, the equivalent value of almost £92bn and surpassing its 2019 value growth as pent up demand is set to give the sector a boost in its recovery from the pandemic.