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10 food delivery stats you need to know


Food delivery stats have made their way into mainstream news over the past year as more and more people are opting for takeout over home cooked meals. With lockdowns still looming, and indoor dining options limited, often the best option for those in the UK is a food delivery.


For businesses, this has been a godsend and offers an alternative income stream in a difficult period. We’re looking at the top food delivery stats that have wowed the world and left food and beverage businesses wondering how they can create a seamless food delivery service for their customers.


We’re looking at the most interesting food delivery stats to know in 2021...


         1. The forecasted number of online food delivery users in the UK in 2020 was 11 million.

Source: BeamBox Research 


  1. UK food deliveries have increased by 39% over the last three years

Source: BeamBox Research 


        3. In the UK, the average person has two food delivery apps on their smartphone and uses them three times a month.

Source: BeamBox Research  


  1. The global online food delivery market’s revenue jumped by 27% year-over-year, reaching $136.4bn in 2020

 Source: American Journal Of Transportation


         5. “In 2019, revenues of the global restaurant-to-consumer delivery segment amounted to $53.6bn. This figure jumped by 22.5% to                  $65.7bn in 2020. The increasing trend is set to continue in the following years, with revenues rising to $85.5bn by 2024”.

 Source: American Journal Of Transportation


        6. “Foodservice delivery users are 8pp more likely to be under 34 years old than the average total foodservice participant. Both foodservice                 delivery and total foodservice have an ABC1 skew and an almost equal gender split”

 Source: Lumina 2021 Report

  1. 40 minutes is the longest acceptable wait, on average, for delivery.

Source: BeamBox Research 

  1. People are eating healthier post-COVID, with 42% of people either agreeing or strongly agreeing that “Coronavirus has motivated me to change my diet to be healthier”

 Source: Lumina 2021 Report


  1. Technology uptake is greater post-COVID, with reports suggesting that 26.4% of consumers have used a mobile order & pay app since March 2020 that hadn’t before.

 Source: Lumina 2021 Report


  1. “The global online food delivery services market is expected to grow from $115.07 billion in 2020 to $126.91 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3%”.

 Source: Online Food Delivery Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth And Change To 2030



Mobile Ordering Is Boosting Food Delivery Services 

Mobile Ordering Services like Yoello have helped businesses set up their online ordering systems so that they can offer delivery and pick up. These kinds of independent mobile ordering systems can help businesses move away from the popular third party apps that take huge cuts and offer a less personalised service. 

Find out more about how to reopen in 2021 using technology in our latest whitepaper.

Georgia Coombs
July 1, 2021

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