Retail Food-to-Go Fusion Safari

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London is a key global hotspot in the development of food-to-go

Discover how both retailers and food-to-go specialists are targeting the food-to-go opportunity in the dynamic London market, with a selection of visits to operators leading the innovation agenda.

Why should I attend?


Get up to speed with some of London’s best food-to-go innovators

London is a hotbed for food-to-go, and we’ll bring to life the latest trends, developments and formats for you during the day. You’ll visit some of the best specialists alongside some of the retailers that are pushing hardest to develop in this space. You’ll also get to hear from store management to deepen your understanding of individual concepts and trends.


Let us be your expert guides

Our channel and market experts will be there to answer your questions and help you take the most benefit from the day. We’ll also prepare pre-reads and post-event summaries for you to keep.


Understand the bigger picture

We look at the stores in the context of the broader grocery market, helping you judge their impact and potential.

If you need to understand food-to-go innovation and the opportunities that arise from it, this one day session is designed for you.

The Experience

Innovation lies at the core of the fast growing food-to-go market, underpinning its growth to date and its continuing outperformance vs the grocery retail market. And with London standing out as a key global hotspot in the development of food-to-go, this is a unique opportunity to see some of the city’s best concepts in action.

Guided by the IGD team, you’ll visit some of the key players in the field to see first-hand how they are responding to the latest trends and meet with store management to further deepen your understanding.  

Why attend?

  1. See some of London’s best concepts in action, and get first hand feedback from the store management team into the day to day operations. 
  2. Grow your practical understanding of the key players in food-to-go, and how they are responding to the latest trends.
  3. Get up to speed with the latest food-to-go innovations and how they could impact the broader food-to-go and grocery retail sector. 

Why should I join your safari rather than visiting stores on my own?

  • We know the best stores to visit and are experienced in planning effective retail safari itineraries, helping you get the most from your time before and during the safari, and taking the pressure off when it comes to logistics.
  • On our safaris you’ll gain access to store management, enabling you to deepen your understanding of ways of working and concepts. 
  • Innovations and concepts will be presented within our food-to-go trends framework, helping you to “join the dots” between different trends and operators. 
  • Pre-reads and post-event summaries will provide you with key learnings and photos of the concepts.
  • IGD’s food-to-go experts will be on hand during the day to answer your questions, and help deepen your knowledge of the food-to-go market opportunity.  

Essential information

  • Registration is open from 8:00am ready for a prompt 8:30am start and you will be on your way home by 4:00pm
  • The dress code is smart casual
  • In-store lunch is included

Your retail safari leader

Gavin Rothwell

Gavin Rothwell

Gavin Rothwell leads IGD's food-to-go programme, and has been instrumental in building IGD's knowledge and expertise in this area. He also leads IGD's retail safari programme in Europe. Prior to this he managed Retail Analysis, IGD's online grocery retail insight service that covers almost 400 retailers worldwide as well as markets, channels and trends.

Gavin closely tracks major trends and strategies, across both retail and food-to-go. He worked with a number of our clients on a customised basis to explain the implications of key sector trends and developments and has led many of them "on safari" around London and other European cities.

Retail Safaris - Food-to-Go


IGD Members : £500 | €600
Non-members: £750 | €900

Prices displayed ex-VAT. 

Cancellation fees

Cancellations to be confirmed in writing

Over 30 days notice - Full refund
15 - 30 days notice - 50% refund
Less than 15 days notice - No refund/transfers

Please email [email protected]

Additional information

Prices displayed ex-VAT. IGD reserves the right to alter any element of the programme, such as speakers, times and venue, should the need arise. All bookings are subject to acceptance of IGD Terms & Conditions. IGD reserves the right to reject any order at its discretion.

Retail Food-to-Go Fusion Safari

9 November 2018, London


IGD Members

£500 | €600


£750 | €900

Prices displayed ex-VAT. 

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