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Buying into breakfast

Buying into breakfast
Page 14

Eating breakfast is near universal, with 95% of UK adults doing so, according to Mintel. That just 5% do not eat breakfast demonstrates the size and strength of this market and how breakfast is an established routine. Consumers are increasingly time poor and looking for out-of-home options to meet their needs. Wherever possible, breakfast is a day part that should be thoroughly embraced.

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Preparing for Valentine’s Day

Preparing for Valentine’s Day
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For many, Valentine’s Day will be the first eating-out landmark on the 2017 calendar. After a January spent watching the pennies or keeping healthy New Year resolutions, the prospect of an evening out with great food and drink will be eagerly anticipated, giving operators the opportunity to capitalise.

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On 13 December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIC) came into force. From that date, products that contained ingredients ranging from fish and crustaceans to nuts or milk, would have to be declared to the consumer. Food labelling had to be made accurate and allergen-friendly dishes understood. Research shows that many in the industry are still struggling to achieve compliance with the legislation. Non- compliance is not an option. Operators need to ensure that not only is their establishment working within the bounds of the law, but that their suppliers are too.

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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

Industry stars raise funds for Hospitality Action

Dec 2016 • Celebrated chefs Raymond Blanc OBE, Bruno Loubet and Ashley Palmer-Watts recently hosted a special fundraising dinner within Brasserie Joël at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. Read more >

Industry stars raise funds for Hospitality Action

Inaugural Springboard panto

Dec 2016 • The Springboard Charity is holding the hospitality industry’s very first pantomime in January 2017 in partnership with Kings Place, London and Green & Fortune Café, N1 9AG. Read more >

Inaugural Springboard panto

Fish & Chip industry announces standard portion size recommendations

Dec 2016 • The fish and chip industry has recommended a selection of standard portion sizes to address the wide variance of sizes currently sold in the UK. Read more >

Fish & Chip industry announces standard portion size recommendations
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Every catering business knows that food and pests can be a poisonous combination - one that poses a serious threat not only to the health of customers and staff but also to the business as a whole. Read more >


Seafood Week is an eight-day national campaign encouraging the UK public to eat more fish more often and celebrate the plethora of seafood available in the UK. Read more >

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