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Yum Brands: Taco Bell to expand

Taco Bell is to open outlets in India and Spain in the near future, according to media reports. The unit's parent company, Yum Brands, plans to turn the restaurant into a globally successful concern, emulating its Pizza Hut and KFC brands. Overseas expansion will be challenging in the present economic climate and the chain will need to improve on its past track record if it is to be successful.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Nov 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Whitbread: acquisition of Coffee Nation paves the way for Costa Express outlets

Whitbread has completed the purchase of self-serve coffee operator Coffee Nation at a cost of GBP59.5m. The company has stated its intention to convert existing Coffee Nation sites into a new Costa Express format to complement its existing Costa outlets. The move signals Whitbread's intention to tap into the convenience trend, but it must be wary of retaining brand credentials.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2011
Expert View
Expert View

Wetherspoon extends breakfast hours to tap into out-of-home consumption behavior

From April, UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon will be extending its breakfast hours by opening at 7am instead of 9am. Although there are risks to employing this strategy, the move reflects the opportunities offered by time-scarce and on-the-go consumers. By diversifying its business model, Wetherspoon will be able to widen its value-generation potential beyond the troubled on-trade alcohol sector.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2010
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Wet cooking sauces: top flavors in new products

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Waitrose: welcome new venture

Following the success of Moto's partnership with Marks & Spencer and its own recent ventures into smaller store formats, Waitrose opened the first of two stores at Welcome Break service areas on May 1, 2009. In light of the current trend for top-up shopping and heightened demand for quality convenience products, Waitrose's timely entry into the motorway service market is expected to be a success.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK ready meals: chilling out

Chilled ready meals now account for over 50% of the average Briton's spend on prepared meals according to Datamonitor. This makes the UK the only country in Europe where spending on chilled prepared meals exceeds that on frozen meals. The growing popularity shows increasing consumer awareness of the health benefits of fresher food.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK food market trends: what's in store for 2006?

As the calendar turns to 2006, there are several up-and-coming trends likely to shape the food market over the coming year: while natural, organic and ethical products are on the up, the home-cooked meal may be contemplating a decline. Industry analysis company Datamonitor predicts what will be on the up or down in 2006 and beyond...

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jan 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK consumers: time-pressures remain, despite more leisure time

A new Datamonitor report has revealed that close to 40% of British consumers find it difficult to manage daily obligations and find time to relax. They feel that they are steadily losing out on leisure time, despite the fact that, in reality, the average amount of daily leisure time has been increasing steadily for the last few decades.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

TV chefs: cooking up interest?

The number of new UK businesses being set up in the catering sector could be due to the influence of celebrity chefs, according to a new report by Barclays. Given that these 'food icons' have contributed to enhanced culinary curiosity amongst consumers, the finding certainly has credence. However, there are other more important factors driving the increasingly habitual nature of eating out.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tesco: Make a Meal With proposition brings versatility to ready meals

With its Make a Meal With range of cooked and seasoned meats, Tesco has extended the prepared meal concept beyond simply 'peeling back the film and heating' and created a proposition that obviates the need for time-consuming preparation but still provides an opportunity for consumers to display their cooking skills.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Sep 2010

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