This study tour will commence in Frankfurt with a stay overnight followed by an overnight stay in London. During the tour, attendees will be exploring how retail units can efficiently reduce waste and increase sales by using sales figures to dictate chiller planograms, stocking bestselling lines, understanding different types of customer, and matching food to go products with the style of outlet and current trends.
The Study Tour will include a guided tour of retail units in and around London and Frankfurt, return flights, 2-nights’ accommodation and all food and drink. The tour will be led by a TUCO Representative from the Procurement team plus a supplier representative to ensure that all delegates are surrounded by knowledge and presented with the best opportunities.


Who is this for?

This study tour has been developed for retail managers and staff looking to improve their sales and reduce wastage of food to go products and view best practice of visual merchandising. 

There are also 2 bursary places available and the TUCO Academy will be accepting applications up to the closing date of the 12th of March 2024 through the following form: Bursary Application Form Please do not use the booking form button on the right.

Why should I take part?

This study tour is designed to showcase leading examples of food to go sites in the private sector allowing attendees to develop or enhance their business through new trends and concepts in snacking and handheld food items. Fresh Food For Now will also be providing a look at what they offer and present insights from real life examples at private sector retail units.

How will it help me?

During the event, you will…

  • Network with likeminded TUCO Academy members from institutions across the UK, creating links for your institution making your network stronger and building confidence and motivation amongst teams
  • Assess how the domestic and international markets are progressing in order to keep up with customer demands and expectations
  • Examine current offerings from the existing market, to be able to benchmark against your competition
  • Recognise the types of customers coming into outlets and spending patterns
  • How to stock and display products based on day parts
  • Understand planograms and how to produce business / category plans for retail outlets
  • Create your own hand held product from inspiration on the tour (which may be reproduced by Fresh Food For Now!)

What’s included?

  • Overnight accommodation in Frankfurt and London
  • Food and drink each day
  • Travel around London and Frankfurt and refreshments throughout
  • Flights to Frankfurt

What’s not included?

Anything not listed on the itinerary including, but not limited to:

  • Additional drinks, room service, etc. 

Provisional Itinerary:

Final itineraries will be emailed approx. 1 week prior to Tour commencement.

Day one on the 2nd of April will start at Heathrow for a flight to Frankfurt that departs at 07:40 so please consider travel and accommodation as check in will be @05:30. Day three on the 4th of April will finish after the end of the London tour at 15:30.


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