February Update

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Week 3 in January and records are being broken with clients. Biggest ever January week for delivery, 2nd biggest Thursday on record, largest e-commerce month.

New services are being rolled out, iAmHere has gone live and the FODD.network will be soft launched on Monday. None of this is overnight and the seeds were sown last year.

This year will continue to get better so let’s chat now about how we can help you make the best of the opportunities ahead. Also in family news my daughter also launches her fashion business next week – check it out  She’s done 100% of this business herself. Excuse the proud dad indulgence!



Make it fab February’s folks. And do say hi. 

Best wishes

Simon

FOOD DELIVERY NEWS

TGI Friday’s Parent Packs – TGI Fridays has launched their new concept “Parent Packs”, offering it’s kids activity kits for free when ordering via its click and collect menu. The packs include a range of creative activities to get the mind working; puzzles, colouring and props designed to help families enjoy quality time together.

Word From Lewis

It seems consumers are searching for an “experience” from home that they are missing by not being able to go out to the physical restaurants themselves. The Big Night In offers exactly that and much more.

For more information on how to make your evening an experience contact Simon@fudami.co.uk for more information.

Papa John’s are introducing new flexible franchising formats in the UK. They’re aiming to extend their reach by providing even more convenience for customers by opening in locations such as stadiums and leisure attractions.

Again showing how accessible the industry is making food to paying customers. Moves like this show just how in demand on demand delivery is at the moment. Nothing like a bit of repetition!

Deliveroo has found that 85% of its customers are set to order delivery more often than they were before lockdown (wow!)

The report, which aims to help small and independent restaurants make the most of this trench by extending their reach to customers, includes expert insight into the changing tastes of customers. 

This is great from deliveroo. Many small businesses are struggling at the moment, but those in the food industry should be able to make the most of this situation more than most!


We can also help in this regard. Our soon launching website the FODD Network aims to aid you in all ways on-demand delivery. Find out more by emailing simon@fudami.co.uk

A trio of hospitality companies are vowing to revolutionise the food industry with a “Netflix Style” approach towards food halls, dark kitchens and mobile delivery.”

Looking to be in operation by the end of the year, the plans involve launching major eatery “Citizens” in New York City. The space will contain a curated collection of established brands at two full-service restaurants, bars and casual food hall.

All of this is powered by one of the largest cloud kitchens in New York that will serve these customers plus more via delivery!

Wagamama has set a target to find more sites to open up delivery kitchens as they continue to diversify in the wake of changes to the restaurant landscape.

With 4 sites currently open in greater London and one outside reinforces the Asian-inspired groups determination to focus on the acquisition of “delivery only sites” across the UK. 


Again, for more information on dark kitchens like these head over to our new website the FODD.network. NOW LIVE.

JOB OF THE WEEK

Operations Manager – London, £50,000 quick service retail & delivery

COREcruitment is recruiting for an Operations Manager for a growing grocery brand that are developing their online & delivery business.

The company have a small footprint in the market and looking to grow further, if you are keen to hear more please contact sonny@corerecruitment

Role is:

  • Foodservice National Account Manager
  • Home based
  • Ideally B2B, Contract catering and Foodservice Wholesale experience 

Send CV to hr@suryafoods.com

www.suryafoods.com

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