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In the 12 months to November 2016, 1.5 billion servings of desserts were consumed in the OOH market, according to global information company The NPD Group. At first sight this looks impressive, however the figure is 8% less than it was in 2008. With sugar receiving no end of bad press and consumers becoming increasingly health conscious, fewer are opting for the end-of-meal treat. The tide is turning, however. NPD tells us that in the past 12 months, servings of desserts increased by 8% with brownies and cakes leading the way.

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In Britain we eat around a billion pounds worth of pies each year. Any filling that is entirely encased in pastry constitutes a pie, which can come in all shapes and sizes with all manner of fillings, both sweet and savoury. With the 10th annual British Pie Week running from 6 to 13 March, now is the time both to ensure pies have a place on your menu and think about how you can benefit from Pie Week.

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Preventing Norovirus

Preventing Norovirus
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Last year (2016) more people were struck down with Norovirus during the Christmas season than in any of the past five years, according to figures from Public Health England. The organisation also said that the figure was 71% higher than for the same period in 2015. Luke Rutterford, technical manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, explains why those in the catering industry should ensure their premises undergo a deep clean after the festive season, as well as following an outbreak, both to protect customers and ensure that they are adhering to strict hygiene regulations.

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Eurostar harnesses Best of British for new Paris lounge

Feb 2017 • They say that it is better to travel than to arrive. When it comes to Eurostar’s recently opened Business Premier Lounge in Paris, they would be wrong. Read more >

Eurostar harnesses Best of British for new Paris lounge

Vivek Singh brings colour and culinary delights to Covent Garden

Feb 2017 • From the man behind one of London’s most iconic restaurants, The Cinnamon Club, Vivek Singh opened his latest venture, Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden, just before Christmas. Read more >

Vivek Singh brings colour and culinary delights to Covent Garden

UK's Best Fish and Chip Shop announced

Jan 2017 • Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plympton, Plymouth was crowned the best fish and chip shop in the UK yesterday (26 January) after frying out on top at the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish. Read more >

UK's Best Fish and Chip Shop announced

Death of 15 year old highlights importance of food safety

Jan 2017 • Two men have been arrested over the death of 15-year-old Megan Lee, who died on New Year's Day after apparently suffering an allergic reaction to a takeaway. Read more >

Death of 15 year old highlights importance of food safety

Prosecco pips Champagne at New Year

Jan 2017 • Not surprisingly, Champagne and Prosecco sales soared between 11.30pm on New Year’s Eve and 12.30am on New Year’s Day as drinkers celebrated the arrival of 2017. Read more >

Prosecco pips Champagne at New Year
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