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MCA Food to Go Conference

The MCA Food to Go Conference addresses the fast-growing  food-to-go market. Capitalise on the business growth based on insight with an exclusive offer for Cafe Life members. The MCA food-to-go conference takes place on 7th February 2018 at Ham Yard Hotel, London.  

Food-to-go is going mainstream, capturing both traditional workweek customers and an increasingly larger grab-and-go clientele at weekends. 

What motivates customers to turn to takeaways?

Which brands and food items do they prefer?

How has Itsu grown to a £100m-turnover business?

How is Gregg's loyalty app placing the customer at the heart of its business?

How is Waitrose increasing its in-store fooodservice options?

The MCA food-to-go conference 2018 will answer all these questions and more, as well as shine a light on how fast-food outlets, cafés, supermarkets, convenience stores and their suppliers, can capitalise on shifting consumer behaviour, addressing customers' workweek needs and weekend wants.

£395 + VAT for for Cafe Life members

£495 + VAT for non-subscribers

Confirmed speakers for 2018:

Julian Metcalfe, the founder of Itsu, will discuss why 2018 will be a big year for his healthy, Asian-inspired concept, including how it has become a £100m-turnover business; its plans for further growth and its launch in the US.

Hannah Squirrell, Customer Director at Greggs will take a look behind the success of Greggs’ Rewards loyalty app, and how it contributes to the company placing the customer at the heart of its business.

Simon Burdess, Waitrose's first director of foodservice, will focus on how the leading food store operator is evolving its F&B offer and increasing its in-store foodservice options to meet consumer needs.

Gerry Ford, Founder & Group Chief Executive, Caffe Nero

MCA talks to Gerry Ford about the continuing growth of his c860-strong business; how it now operates across eight countries; its growth in the US; the key factors behind how it has achieved 80 consecutive quarters of positive like-for-like sales and what the future holds for the company.

Jonathan Robinson, Business Development Director, SSP

Jonathan will discuss how SSP goes about picking its F&B partners (inc: Leon, Paul Hollywood, Grind, Itsu); the challenges and opportunities it faces working in high footfall locations; and keeping up with consumer trends.

Simon Stenning, Executive Director & Steve Gotham, Director of Insight, MCA

Simon and Steve will highlight key findings from the MCA 2018 UK Food-to-go market report, including consumer behaviour changes, new product trends, market growth drivers and forecast for future changes.