Food

NFU president calls for action on ‘local’ menu claims

27 Feb 2018

The new president of the National Farmers Union has used her maiden speech to attack false claims of local provenance and call for evidence-based food labels.

Indian street food and Japanese “dude food” to go mainstream

01 Nov 2017

Indian street food and Japanese “dude food” will go mainstream in the next 12 months

​UK facing “greatest threat to integrity of food supply since WWII”

13 Oct 2017

The UK is facing the greatest threat to the integrity of its food supply since World War II 

Jungle Creations to launch food delivery

21 Jul 2017

Jungle Creations, the online media house, is to enter the food delivery market off the back of its Twisted Food channel

British Land brings backs Eats from the Street

16 Jun 2017

British Land is repeating its summer street food festival, Eats from the Street.

Junk food more expensive than healthy options

02 Mar 2017

Healthy food is mostly cheaper than junk food, making it “simply wrong” that cost is driving poor nutrition and obesity, says IEA report

Foodservice price inflation sitting at 1.8%

18 Jan 2017

Price inflation on food and non-alcoholic drinks sat at 1.8% for December

Lock in Christmas prices for the best deals

17 Oct 2016

Caterers should be negotiating with suppliers now in order to lock in prices on food and drink for Christmas menus

Wasabi to offer brown rice sushi

21 Jun 2016

Wasabi Sushi & Bento has claimed that it has become the UK’s first major operator to offer its sushi made with brown rice.

Fish supplies and limited harvest set to increase prices

06 Mar 2016

The increasing use of sea bass on pub and restaurant menus is putting pressure on supplies, while salmon prices have hit 30-year highs, a report has warned.

West Cornwall Pasty achieves £12.5m turnover

08 Jan 2016

West Cornwall Pasty Co has achieved double-digit LFLs and has plans for greater expansion moving into 2016, executive chairman Chris Peck has told M&C.

The way we eat

15 Dec 2015

The next set of shifts in “the way we eat” may again be generated by our supply chain and production capabilities, but the drivers of change may be different but equally compelling, argues Prestige Purchasing chief executive David Read. In his view these drivers will be Climate Change and Obesity

Food inflation expected to be 0% in 2016

15 Dec 2015

Next year will see food inflation rise slightly to 0%, with soft drinks returning to inflation at 0.5%, whilst prices for alcoholic beverages continue to fall with deflation at -1.0%

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​Enterprise Inns signs Booker deal

06 Nov 2015

Enterprise Inns has signed a new partnership that sees Booker Wholesale and Makro become its food supplier

Pronto to expand across London and Europe

14 Oct 2015

Healthy meal delivery service Pronto plans extend its delivery radius to include the whole of London before launching into other major European cities

‘Hold your nerve’ on Christmas pricing

04 Oct 2015

Operators ordering essential seasonal produce such as turkeys have room for negotiation with suppliers thanks to lower costs this year

UK's first Museum of Food to launch this month

01 Oct 2015

Experimental food duo Bompas & Parr are launching a museum dedicated to the history, evolution, science, art and sociology of food

Chef & Brewer appeals to growing numbers of veggies

24 Sep 2015

Pub restaurant brand Chef & Brewer is trying to broaden its vegetarian choices by inviting veggies to submit meat-free meal suggestions online

Brakes eyes £2.5bn IPO

31 Jul 2015

Brakes is the latest private equity-backed business to examine a stock market listing, which could see it valued at up to £2.5bn

Brits cannot get enough of chicken

26 Jun 2015

Poultry represented nearly half of all meat bought last year, accord to new figures from the British Poultry Council

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