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Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips
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The times may be changing in the out-of-home food arena, however fish and chips remains the UK‘s number one takeaway. Each year we spend a phenomenal £1.2 billion on fish and chips – consuming about 276 million meals provided by the 10,500 fish and chip shops and restaurants located throughout the UK.








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Coffee Culture

Coffee Culture
Page 20

Coffee shops – whether branded or independent – are an integral part of the high street with recent research showing that 18% of people visit a coffee shop more than once a week. Today‘s coffee shop visitor, however, has very different expectations from his counterpart of yesteryear. To benefit from the nation‘s love of coffee, operators should offer great coffee, appropriate food and free WiFi – and that is just for starters coffee process; even garden centres already have in-store roasters so that their customers can watch coffee being roasted in store.

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Water on Tap

Water on Tap
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The provision of drinking water used to be a matter of two choices: bottled or tap. The former has generally been perceived as better tasting, higher quality and a more prestigious offering, however perceptions are changing and it is now seen by consumers as wasteful, unsustainable and expensive. Paul Colebrook, Sales Director of Zip Heaters UK Ltd, manufacturers of drinking water appliances, explains why he believes bottled water may well have had its day.


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Winner 2015 World Food Innovation Awards announced at IFE

Mar 2015 • The finalists and winners of IFE (The International Food and Drink event) 2015's first World Food Innovation Awards were announced at IFE earlier this week. Read more >

Winner 2015 World Food Innovation Awards announced at IFE

University caterers win big at TUCO Skills awards

Mar 2015 • Earlier this week (16-18 March) the 22nd University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Annual Skills Competitions returned to the Blackpool Hilton for the 22nd time. Read more >

University caterers win big at TUCO Skills awards

Consumers expect choice at Easter

Mar 2015 • Easter may be synonymous with lamb, but consumers prefer beef and chicken with their Sunday roast, according to new research by OnePoll. Read more >

Consumers expect choice at Easter
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Combination & Hybrid Ovens

Very few publicans can now make a serious living without a food offering of some sorts. Food has become the holy grail of the hospitality industry. We look into how venues can develop a food offering without the need for a fully equipped kitchen. Read more >

Celebrating the Great British Banger

Served at more than half a billion out-of-home meal occasions annually; sausages account for one in five of all red meat servings out of the home, the British still love their bangers. Read more >

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