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Rise of vegan deliveries

28th August 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

The sharp rise in popularity of vegan food has been a hot topic over the last couple of years. Whether you were for or against the vegan sausage roll, there’s now no denying that veganism is already making its mark on the UK food industry, according to a new report.

Orders of takeaway vegan food have increased by 388% since 2016, according to new research commissioned by the British Takeaway Campaign (BTC). Orders of vegetarian food have also increased by 136% and the increase in orders of healthy food and different cuisines is part of an explosion in growth of the takeaway sector, driven by new technology and changing consumer habits.

The research finds that overall consumer spending on takeaways has increased by 18% to £12.5bn in 2018, from £10.6bn in 2015, with the sector growing at roughly twice the rate of the overall economy. That growth is forecast to continue into the next decade, with £15bn forecast to be spent by 2023.

Aston spoke to Lucy Mitchell, managing director at See Woo and vice chair of the British Takeaway Campaign (BTC) to discuss the research and also to explain the different types cuisines that are on the rise as well.