Analysis: How Primark, Morrisons and Hotel Chocolat are serving up food and beverage innovations


As coronavirus restrictions have lifted, retailers have looked to in-store dining to bolster footfall and drive both store and online sales. But what are the challenges and opportunities presented by in-store dining in a post-pandemic world?

Earlier this month, Sainsbury’s became the latest in a list of retailers to announce a shift in its in-store dining offering.

The UK’s second-largest grocer said it would close 200 of its in-store cafes by the spring, replacing them with a host of third-party offerings.

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