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Takeaway and delivery sales up 317% in Feb, CGA tracker finds

The data revealed that the combined value of delivery and takeaway in February 2021 was 317% more than in the same period for 2020

Sales of deliveries and takeaways from UK hospitality groups have more than tripled over the last 12 months, according to The Hospitality at Home Tracker from CGA.CGA’s hospitality tracker complements CGA’s Coffer Peach Business Tracker, which has monitored total sales across more than 10,000 sites of leading restaurant and pub groups since 2009.

The data revealed that the combined value of delivery and takeaway in February 2021 was 317% more than in the same period for 2020.

The volume of orders was well over double at 19.6 million, from 9.1 million in February last year.

Karl Chessell, CGA’s business unit director – hospitality operators and food, EMEA, said: “Deliveries, takeaways and at-home meal kits have been a lifeline for hospitality in an immensely challenging market, and our new Hospitality at Home Tracker will provide the best insights yet into their sales.

“Delivery and takeaway was already a fast-growing trend before 2020, but we are seeing more and more consumers embracing it and the movement is very likely to continue, albeit without the ferocity of the past 12 months.”

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