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Attitudes towards Home-Delivery and Takeaway Food - UK - April 2016

“As mobile ordering becomes the norm for more people, greater opportunities are created in terms of data collection and customisation. Restaurants and third-party services can create tailored deals and advertisements that can be sent directly to users’ smartphones at opportune moments.”
– Rebecca McGrath, Leisure Analyst

This report examines the following areas:

  • The transition towards mobile ordering
  • Catering to a health-conscious public

While home delivery/takeaways enjoy high penetration, their usage remains rare. A perception of the food as unhealthy is a key barrier for usage, reflected in the strong image of home delivery/takeaway as a treat. Younger people and families are more likely than average to order a home delivery/takeaway, and to do so more often, echoing the key role of convenience in prompting usage.

Third-party ordering/delivery services have also helped to expand the range of cuisines on offer. This is much needed given the high health awareness in the UK and views of home delivery/takeaway food as unhealthy. More healthy, and high-end, options entering the market should help to tackle this negative perception and perhaps transform the role that deliveries/takeaways play within most people’s diets from an infrequent treat to a regular convenient healthy alternative to cooking.

This Report focuses on takeaway and home delivery of food and drink prepared by foodservice venues (where drink is being ordered with a meal). Such a service typically involves the placing of an order by telephone, via the internet (including apps), via interactive TV (iTV) or in person.

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Definition
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Consumer financial confidence should give market a boost
              • The ageing population is a concern
                • Increasingly health-conscious consumers can limit use
                  • Subscription meal kits add competition
                    • Companies and brands
                      • Third-party portals gain prominence
                        • Delivery attracts established brands
                          • New specialised delivery services enter market
                            • The consumer
                              • Four in five people order takeaway/home delivery
                                • Nearly half have now used a third-party service
                                  • Figure 1: Frequency of takeaway/home delivery usage, December 2015
                                • Calling remains the most popular ordering method
                                  • Figure 2: Platforms used to order a takeaway/home delivery, December 2015
                                • Convenience is a big selling point
                                  • Figure 3: Reasons for using takeaway/home delivery, December 2015
                                • People wish to track their orders
                                  • Figure 4: Interest in online features when ordering a takeaway/home delivery, December 2015
                                • 16-34s would like to search for venues by dish
                                  • Figure 5: Attitudes towards home delivery/takeaway, December 2015
                                • Poor perception of healthiness is detrimental
                                  • Figure 6: Reasons for not using home delivery/takeaway, December 2015
                                • What we think
                                • Issues and Insights

                                  • The transition towards mobile ordering
                                    • The facts
                                      • The implications
                                        • Catering to a health-conscious public
                                          • The facts
                                            • The implications
                                            • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                              • Consumer financial confidence should give market a boost
                                                • The ageing population is a concern
                                                  • Increasingly health-conscious consumers can limit use
                                                    • Subscription meal kits add competition
                                                    • Market Drivers

                                                      • Consumer financial confidence should give market a boost
                                                        • Figure 7: Trends in how respondents would describe their financial situation, February 2009- February 2016
                                                      • The ageing population is a concern
                                                        • Figure 8: Trends in age structure of the UK population, 2010-20
                                                      • Healthy eating concerns limit use
                                                        • Figure 9: How often consumers try to eat healthily, by gender, November 2015
                                                      • Subscription meal kits add competition
                                                      • Key Players – What You Need to Know

                                                        • Domino’s success driven by online ordering
                                                          • PizzaExpress introduces delivery service
                                                            • Fast food chains trial delivery
                                                              • Third-party portals gain prominence
                                                                • Just Eat grows sales by nearly 50%
                                                                  • New specialised delivery services enter market
                                                                    • Major delivery companies explore meal delivery
                                                                    • Companies and Brands

                                                                      • Pizza and pasta delivery
                                                                        • Domino’s success driven by digital
                                                                          • Papa John’s explores new local marketing strategy
                                                                            • Pizza Hut
                                                                              • PizzaExpress introduces delivery service
                                                                                • Online ordering and delivery platforms
                                                                                  • Figure 10: Selected leading foodservice online ordering portals, April 2016
                                                                                • Online ordering
                                                                                  • Just Eat grows UK revenues by 49%
                                                                                    • Hungryhouse
                                                                                      • Delivery providers
                                                                                        • Deliveroo plans to cut prices as it expands
                                                                                          • Take Eat Easy arrives in London
                                                                                            • Major delivery companies explore meal delivery
                                                                                              • UberEATS offers new delivery alternative
                                                                                                • Amazon trials food delivery
                                                                                                  • All-round delivery services also deliver food
                                                                                                    • Online-only and subscription services
                                                                                                      • Specialised concepts focus on delivery to reach a niche audience
                                                                                                        • Chilled delivered meals blur the boundaries with retail
                                                                                                          • Subscription services extend the delivery model
                                                                                                          • Launch Activity and Innovation

                                                                                                            • New high-end and healthy delivery services enter market
                                                                                                              • Supper offers Michelin-starred cuisine
                                                                                                                • New vegan meal delivery subscription launches in London
                                                                                                                  • Feast offers specialised night-time delivery
                                                                                                                    • More fast food chains trial delivery
                                                                                                                      • Domino’s advances mobile services
                                                                                                                        • Introduces new loyalty rewards programme
                                                                                                                          • Makes ordering even easier
                                                                                                                            • Itsu launches innovative social app
                                                                                                                            • The Consumer – What You Need to Know

                                                                                                                              • Four in five people order takeaway/home delivery
                                                                                                                                • Nearly half have now used a third-party service
                                                                                                                                  • Calling is still the most popular ordering method
                                                                                                                                    • Convenience is a big selling point
                                                                                                                                      • People wish to follow their orders online
                                                                                                                                        • 16-34s would like to search for venues by dish
                                                                                                                                          • Perception of unhealthiness is a major barrier
                                                                                                                                          • Takeaway/Home Delivery Usage

                                                                                                                                            • Most people have ordered home delivery or takeaway food
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 11: Takeaway/home delivery users, December 2015
                                                                                                                                            • Nearly half of people have used a third-party platform
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 12: Frequency of takeaway/home delivery usage, December 2015
                                                                                                                                            • Younger people are more likely to order takeaways
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 13: Home delivery/takeaway usage, by age, December 2015
                                                                                                                                            • Men order more regularly
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 14: How often order direct from a restaurant/takeaway, by gender, December 2015
                                                                                                                                          • Ordering Habits

                                                                                                                                            • Calling is still the most popular ordering method…
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 15: Platforms used to order a takeaway/home delivery, December 2015
                                                                                                                                              • …but younger people are ordering online
                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 16: Platforms used to order a takeaway/home delivery, by age, December 2015
                                                                                                                                              • Reasons for Using Takeaway/Home Delivery

                                                                                                                                                • Convenience remains a big selling point
                                                                                                                                                  • Tech solutions offer potential to improve convenience
                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 17: Reasons for using takeaway/home delivery, December 2015
                                                                                                                                                    • More women view home delivery as a treat
                                                                                                                                                      • Offering and communicating healthy options should bolster frequency
                                                                                                                                                        • Occasions prompt takeaway/home delivery orders
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 18: Reasons for using takeaway/home delivery, by gender, December 2015
                                                                                                                                                        • Deliveries can be coupled further with sport and TV
                                                                                                                                                        • Interest in Online Features

                                                                                                                                                          • People wish to follow their orders online
                                                                                                                                                            • Taking delivery tracking to the next level
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 19: Interest in online features when ordering a takeaway/home delivery, December 2015
                                                                                                                                                            • Women would like greater insight into dishes
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 20: Interest in online features when ordering a takeaway/home delivery, by gender, December 2015
                                                                                                                                                          • Attitudes towards Takeaway/Home Delivery

                                                                                                                                                            • Many still do not find online ordering as easy
                                                                                                                                                              • Need to drive awareness of improvements
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 21: Attitudes towards home delivery/takeaway, December 2015
                                                                                                                                                                • Doubts over third-party platforms
                                                                                                                                                                  • 16-34s would like to search for venues by dish
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 22: Agreement with statement ‘I would like to be able to search for venues by dish (eg lasagne) on a third-party ordering/delivery service website’, by age, December 2015
                                                                                                                                                                  • Women and younger people most likely to see takeaways as unhealthy
                                                                                                                                                                    • Need to emphasise healthier options
                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 23: Agreement with statement ‘Takeaway/home delivery food is unhealthy’, by gender, December 2015
                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 24: Agreement with statement ‘Takeaway/home delivery food is unhealthy’, by age, December 2015
                                                                                                                                                                  • Reasons for Not Using Takeaway/Home Delivery

                                                                                                                                                                    • Concern about healthiness is the major barrier
                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 25: Reasons for not using home delivery/takeaway, December 2015
                                                                                                                                                                    • Delivery charges put off key 16-24 age group
                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 26: Delivery charge as a reason for not using home delivery or takeaways or using them more often, by age, December 2015
                                                                                                                                                                    • Quality concerns put people off
                                                                                                                                                                    • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                                                                                                        • Abbreviations
                                                                                                                                                                          • Consumer research methodology

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