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IGD Food-to-Go 2018

Succeeding in food-to-go

Learn from market leaders, adapt your strategies and stay ahead in this fast-growing market

8 November 2018 / London

9.00  Registration and refreshments

9.25  Welcome and introduction – Chairman’s address
James Walton, Chief Economist, IGD 

Session one
The changing shopper: must-know future shopper trends

Our head of shopper insight Rhian Thomas will lead a session focused on exploring the future food-to-go consumer. As missions and attitudes change, what challenges and opportunities does this create across the food-to-go market?


Opening keynote address:  CEO perspective on the food to go landscape
Patrick Coveney, CEO, Greencore
Greencore has become a reference point for food-to-go to UK consumers. Patrick will outline how he sees the current state of play for food-to-go in the UK, and highlight the opportunities and challenges ahead.

What food-to-go consumers want – now and next
Rhian Thomas, Head of Shopper Insight, IGD
Rhian will draw on IGD’s unique food-to-go and grocery shopper tracking service, ShopperVista, to share IGD’s latest research on shoppers of the future. And specifically what this means for those looking to grow in food-to-go. She’ll go on to share her view on the current opportunities in food-to-go, highlighting current unmet needs and opportunities around solutions and missions in food-to-go.

The growing influence of healthy eating, how to take advantage and the Primal Pantry approach to spotting new trends
Suzie Walker, Founder and Chief Fire Starter, Primal Pantry

As a trained nutritionist, healthier eating has been at the heart of the Primal Pantry growth story business. Suzie will share her insights around the growing trends in this space.

Food-to-go consumers – factors influencing the future marketplace and the traits that will drive future success
Louise Pilkington, Marketing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland

Louise will outline her longer term view of the demands of the future food-to-go consumer and how consumption patterns will evolve. She’ll share how Compass is reacting to these emerging opportunities and how it continues to develop new concepts to target different missions, locations and customer segments. She’ll also discuss the values and beliefs that Compass looks for in its trading partners.

11.05   Networking and refreshments

Session two
Future formats to meet changing shopper needs

How retailers across Europe are creating food-to-go solutions for the future. Case studies from leading European retailers at the forefront of developing innovative formats with strong food-to-go appeal. Speakers in this session will share global best practice; from choosing the best locations to developing different food concepts.


Global best practice in food-to-go format innovation
Gavin Rothwell, Head of Food-to-Go, IGD

Gavin will share insights into some of the latest and best food-to-go formats we’ve seen across Europe and beyond. He’ll also highlight what is front of mind for Europe’s leading innovators.

Fresh the Good Food Market – how a retail footprint can excel in fresh food-for-now and food-for-later
Shane Byrne, Head of Marketing & Sales, and Derek Dunne, Head of Fresh Food Development, Fresh The Good Food Market

As winners of IGD’s Small Store of the Year Award 2018, Fresh’s Derek and Shane will share the thinking that has led to the development of a format that takes retail/ food-to-go fusion to new heights.

Targeting the on-the-go consumer - The Coop Schweiz approach
Martin Stutz, Format manager, Coop to go, Coop Schweiz

Martin will share Coop Schweiz’s food-to-go story, why it matters, how the to-go format is being rolled out and the importance of segmentation and targeting within the proposition to drive growth.

Deli de Luca – delivering new success through innovation in formats and locations
Tormod Lier, MD, Deli de Luca

Deli de Luca has always been a differentiated convenience concept, with a sandwich-led deli counter underpinning the offer. It’s now taking this to new heights, with an extensive forecourt rollout programme being followed up with a new format that stretches appeal into new missions, customer segments and opportunities for growth.

Session three
Best practice and innovation showcase
Networking, Lunch, Foodhall and our bitesize Food-to-go insights session

Our mini food hall will bring different aspects of the food-to-go market to life, with the chance to sample products, chat to those behind them and hear their stories, pointers for success and market insights via our food hall stage. Businesses and speakers confirmed for this session include:

Blathnaid Ni Fhatharta
Marketing Director
Jason Danciger
UK Managing Director
Shane Kavanagh
Elias Ebert
Managing Director

Session four
New perspectives in a changing marketplace

We’ll draw together different views from across the food-to-go market to highlight the changing shape of the market, and to call out what’s next for food-to-go.

Latest developments and future perspectives
Paul Cunningham, Head of Chilled, Co-op
and Blathnaid Ni Fhatharta, Marketing Director at Kepak Group.
In discussion with James Walton, Paul will highlight the importance of food-to-go to the Co-op and talk about the next steps in Co-op’s food-to-go journey. Paul will be joined by Blathnaid of Kepak Group.

The food-to-go specialist view: the opportunities for fast, delicious and natural solutions
Spencer Craig, MD, Pure

Spencer will highlight the factors that have driven the success of the Pure concept in London, highlighting how freshness underpins the model and its success. He’ll also share his view on the future outlook and opportunities for food-to-go.

The supplier view: equipping yourself for future success in food-to-go
Colin Smith, Chief Executive, Natures Way Foods

Drawing on his wealth of broader FMCG experience, Colin will share his perspective on the food-to-go trends that will shape the marketplace and outline how suppliers can set themselves up for future success in this market.

Optimising the food-to-go opportunity in grocery retail
Andy Craig, Head of Food Services, Sainsbury’s

Andy Craig will outline how Sainsbury’s is growing capability across food-to-go and how it is working with different brands and concepts to optimise its food-to-go offer. He will also explore how he sees the future opportunity for food-to-go in retail.

16.00 Close

Food-to-Go 2018 Exhibitor

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QSR Media

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