HOW MANY SUGARS?
In a comparison of four classic hot drinks from Costa, Starbucks, Pret a Manger, Greggs and Caffè Nero, Nuyoo.co found that Caffé Nero had the cappuccino with the least sugar (5.2g), while Starbucks’ version contained more than double that (11.4g). A mocha from Greggs contains 30g, compared to the same drink from Caffé Nero containing 19g. A hot chocolate from Starbucks contains the least amount of sugar (22.7g).
WIMPY ON WHEELS
Wimpy has entered the home delivery market after a series of trials saw an average increase in sales of at least 20% per site. Now, 40% of Wimpy sites offer home delivery, and, by Christmas, the figure will be at least half of the estate. Initial trials began in late 2017, with the biggest challenge being matching availability of home delivery platforms with Wimpy locations.
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
Boxpark Wembley has confirmed a partnership deal with delivery company Just Eat. The deal with Just Eat secures special delivery rates and free sign-up for Boxpark Wembley vendors. Traders that will be able to cater to Wembley Park and northwest London Just Eat customers include Cut + Grind, The Athenian and Zia Lucia.
YES TO NO ALCOHOL
A new study from Carlsberg UK has found that 59% of people have tried a low or no alcohol drink. Also, some 52% of those asked agreed that drinking a low or no alcohol beer has become more socially acceptable in the last year or two. A further 28% of respondents would consider drinking an alcohol-free beer as an alternative to alcohol, and 26% would consider it over an alternative soft drink.
TOO THRIFTY TO EAT OUT
Over a third (34%) of millennials are eating out less than they were a year ago, with 60% saying this is a result of wanting to save money and 14% because of worries about Brexit. The findings have been reported in Flyt’s Dining Out Isn’t Dead, following a YouGov poll commissioned by the technology platform, which aims to demonstrate how technology could improve the dining experience and encourage millennials to eat out more.
VISA USERS SLOW SPENDING…
Hotels, restaurants and bars recorded the slowest year-on-year increase in consumer spending in October 2018 since February 2017, growing just 1%, according to the latest Visa UK Consumer Spending Index. This is compared to annual growth of 7.6% in September 2018 and 4.7% in August 2018. Overall consumer spending fell by 0.2%, with face-to-face spend declining 2%.