Britain sees the opportunity for more delivered food and drink

With Britain in lock-down, hot food delivery services from restaurants and takeaways are set to have an increasingly important role in keeping the nation fed. The public’s appetite for delivered food has been growing. In the week prior to yesterday’s Prime Ministerial order for the public to say at home, research from CGA showed that just over half (53%) of the public are either currently using, or planning to use, delivery as an alternative during the current crisis, with 13% getting delivery from a restaurant or takeaway either for the first time, or more often than usual, in the last two weeks.

Rum sales jump 7% to spice up spirits and cocktails market

CGA research shows more than five million people now drink rum out-of-home, with spiced and flavoured varieties powering interest. Data from CGA’s exclusive On-Premise Measurement tool shows that rum sales rose 7.0% year-on-year in 2019, putting it well ahead of other mainstream spirits including brandy (up 3.1%), whiskey (up 0.9%) and vodka (down 0.4%).

Hard Seltzers are shaking up the U.S. bar and restaurant competition

Hard seltzers generated $1.2 billion in sales in U.S. on-premise venues during 2019, with 462% dollar sales growth. According to findings from US-based Nielsen CGA, the number of consumers drinking hard seltzers at bars and restaurants increased by 73% between the spring and fall of 2019: That’s equivalent to around 7.5 million new drinkers.

Rum in the on premise

In the GB market, cocktail growth is now at 10% growth year on year, taking the value of the category past the £600m mark for the very first time in 2020, with rum featuring heavily in this growth.