• RISING FOOD WASTE IN THE UK | 2017

    February 06, 2017 Drink Trends; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Food waste in the UK is a rotten topic at the moment. Three major WRAP studies published in 2013 and 2016 estimated annual food waste arisings within UK households, hospitality and food service, food manufacture, retail and wholesale sectors at around 10 million tonnes, 60% of which could have been avoided. This has a value of over £17 billion a year, and is associated with around 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Around 85% (by weight) of the avoidable food waste arises... Read More

  • FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT: HOW WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    January 23, 2017 Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    1 in 3 people in Kenya’s coffee and tea growing regions live in poverty, tea pickers in Malawi earn less than £1.46 a day, and over 2,000,000 children work in hazardous conditions in cocoa production in Cote d’lvoire and Ghana. 2017 sees the 23rd Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK. It will also be one of the most uncertain years for a generation when it comes to trade. Following the vote for Brexit, the UK will be coming to terms with the urgent need to... Read More

  • AVOID THE NEW YEAR FAD DIETS AND LEARN ABOUT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WITH NATIONAL OBESITY AWARENESS WEEK

    January 13, 2017 Drink Trends; Food Trends; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    1 in 4 adults in the UK are considered to be obese, and figures indicate that almost 20% of children leaving primary school are obese according to the national JanUary organisation. This January 11th through to the 17th, National Obesity Awareness organisers are asking the UK to join in with a national New Year’s resolution to help improve the nation’s health. Whether it’s cooking more healthily, avoiding snacks, or being a little more physically active, the aim is to give those who need it... Read More

  • ANYONE FOR A CUPPA TEA?

    January 09, 2017 Drink Trends; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    We all love a cup of tea, whether it’s first thing in the morning, a pick-me-up throughout the day or and comforting evening beverage. Tea in its many flavours, styles and cultured differences is the most widely consumed drink in the world. The largest producers of tea are the People’s Republic of China, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka. Although tea originated in China as a medicinal beverage, us Brits have truly adopted tea as our own. It’s become perceived as quintessentially British to combine... Read More

  • FOOD AND DRINK TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2017

    December 26, 2016 Drink Trends; Food Trends; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Over the last year, we’ve seen the rise of various food and drink trends hit the market such as the resurrection of gin cocktails, the ever-popular micro-breweries, and different types of food presentation such as sharing food platters and table top cooking. Drawing upon recent food and drink analytics carried out by Mintel Global, we’ve identified various upcoming trends for 2017, which may inspire your food service offerings in the coming months. Traditional Roots One of the main trends to come out of 2016... Read More

  • OUR PREDICTION OF THE TOP CHRISTMAS TRENDS FOR 2016

    December 19, 2016 General; Latest Features; Latest News; Recipes; Trends

    The traditional Christmas dinner is steeped in history, passed down generation after generation, however this doesn’t change the fact that we are seeing the rise of modern twists on the Christmas dishes, and we are seeing this now, more than ever. With a nod to the wider food trends we have seen flourish over the last few years, it’s not only the style of food that has changed, but also the way in which food is presented. We have identified emerging trends within festive... Read More

  • WAYS TO SAY “HAPPY NEW YEAR” WITH FOOD AND DRINK – TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

    December 12, 2016 Drink Trends; Events; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The annual celebration of another year passing by is rejoiced in different ways all over the globe. From England to France and Mexico to Japan, there is a number of traditions carried out all in the name of good luck and health for the forthcoming New Year. Below are some of the weird and wonderful ways people celebrate the New Year in various countries. Argentina On New Year’s Day, Argentineans eat beans, following the belief that eating beans will help them keep their current job... Read More

  • IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS….

    December 06, 2016 Food Trends; Trends

    With Christmas fast approaching there’s no better time to indulge in the sweet treats we associate with the festive season. From traditional mince pies and Christmas cake to Christmas pudding soaked in brandy butter, there’s nothing better to satisfy our sweet tooth at this indulgent time of year. With the festivities in mind, we’ve taken a look at the history of our favourite festive treats and how they came to be the Christmas tradition that we all know today. And where better to start... Read More

  • SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF CHEESE, WHO AM I TO DIS A BRIE?

    November 28, 2016 Food Trends; Trends

    The undoubtedly enjoyable pastime of appreciating cheese has, by no means, been as glamorous or delicious as it is today. Dating back to 6000 BCE, without refrigeration, salt was most likely added for preservation purposes and the earliest forms of cheese would have been similar to that of a salty curds and whey, or cottage cheese. Thankfully, the curious nature and evolving taste buds of our eager ancestors helped develop and refine the cheese-making process so we could admire and worship it today. During... Read More