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The Food Systems Network
A creative commons for food system innovators

In exploring new paths to market, Food Service Companies are increasingly looking to external providers to acquire the scientific and technological expertise that will help them improve their growth strategy and advance the capabilities of their own innovation teams.

Food Delivery Providers are transforming the foodservice sector with both Eat Away and Eat at Home markets affected. By providing consumers with greater choice and offering start-ups a clear path to early profitability, Food Delivery Services are guaranteed continued support from across the business world. There are however warnings from Health & Safety professionals about the lack of clear oversight and applicable standards for the protection for the public from non-vetted providers.

Food Delivery Orders (Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Just Eat) are said to be increasing 30 times faster than for the overall foodservice industry. Meal kits (HelloFresh, Gousto and Mindful Chef) now account for more than 5 million meals a month in the UK. In the US in 2018, Delivery orders in accounted for more than 9% of all restaurant sales. In London, the current figure is 12%.

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