Self-service cafeterias saw the worst impact from COVID-19 in 2020, with the steepest decline in value sales across consumer foodservice. Self-service cafeterias are heavily focused on dining-in services, with very little takeaway and home-delivery representation.
It is noted that self-service cafeterias was already facing challenges before the event of COVID-19 and the pandemic has simply placed additional downwards pressure on the category. Such foodservice offerings have been gradually falling out of favour with consumers, as the concept of cheap “no frills” food has been going out of fashion with many consumers.
Ikea Ceska Republika sro maintained its lead in self-service cafeterias in 2020, thanks to its iconic IKEA brand of stores with Ikea Restaurants. The player is also one of the few self-service cafeterias which offers speciality Swedish groceries in its stores, thus was better placed to continue to attract custom and even gained in shares over the year.
Self-service cafeterias is expected to recover more slowly than limited-service restaurants, due to its already weakening popularity and old-fashioned image, without a clearly defined USP and little innovation. Whilst chained operators such as Ikea, Globus, and even Vapiano (from ViaCulinaria sro) are expected to fare better, benefitting from their strong brand names and good locations, the category overall will continue to face challenges.
Independent players, in particular, are expected to continue to see weak growth in outlets and a slow recovery to pre-pandemic levels. Independent operators in this space are not expected to diversify by offering home-delivery options to serve more customers, simply due to their lack of means to do so and logistical challenges such as the fact that costs would be higher than profits.
Some innovation is likely to be seen in self-service cafeterias over the forecast period. For example, the use of QR codes to check meal content and the origins of ingredients, with an expected rise in the use of sustainably sourced ingredients to attract health-conscious consumers.
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