Britons remain Europe’s biggest consumers of food-to-go products, accounting for £12.3bn of sales in the last year, according to Datamonitor.

The market analyst’s Food and Drink Snacking on The Move report maintains longer and more frequent journeys, changing work patterns and the rising number of missed meals contribute to this figure.

Consumers maximise their leisure time by placing less importance on the traditional mealtimes, while consumers on long train or car journeys often eat because of boredom.