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Essentially Catering Magazine - August 2019

        Industry News

          TUCO chair wins

          Cateys Award

          Matthew White, chair of The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) and director of campus commerce at the
          University of Reading was announced as the winner of the Public Sector Award at the recent Cateys Awards.
            Matthew White said: “To win this award is a huge honour. I was delighted to be nominated and shortlisted by my
          peers, and to go on to win is incredible. Our #TUCOfamily is what drives the organisation. I am extremely proud that
          we have been recognised as an influential part of the UK catering and hospitality industry.”

        Homegrown wine looking good

        The medal winners in the WineGB Awards 2019 were unveiled recently, revealing
        a range of winners from across all the winegrowing regions of the UK. While
        traditional variety sparkling wine remains the UK’s top wine style, an impressive
        number of top marks were also awarded to still wines and a diverse range of
        grape varieties.
          Susie Barrie MW, Chair of Judges, said: “It was wonderful to see the number of still
        wines entered into the WineGB Awards on the back of the superb 2018 vintage. We all
        know how great the UK’s finest sparkling wines are, but the still wines this year were the
        best we’ve tasted.”
          Click here for a list of all the medal-winners.

                                                 Premium soft drinks

                                                 and mixer report

                                                 Fentimans, the botanically brewed drinks maker, has announced the
                                                 launch of a data-driven report that offers insight into the premium
                                                 soft drinks and mixers market in the UK. The report combines
                                                 Fentimans’ knowledge of premium drinks with in-depth data and
                                                 authoritative analysis from research consultancy CGA, as well as
                                                 expert opinions of influencers, taste makers and leaders within the
                                                 drinks industry.
                                                    The report looks at the market from two points of view: that of
             The premium soft drinks and         consumers and their evolving needs and that of the businesses and
              mixer category has grown           brands that serve them. It explores consumer themes such as the rise
                                                 of the everyday connoisseur, the need for memorable ‘insta’ moments
               33% versus last year and          and the increasing demand for healthy options such as no/low alcohol
              is now worth £517 million,         offerings. The report also highlights on-trade market trends for outlets
              accounting for 11.5% of the        such as consumer drinking experiences, wellness of employees,
                                                 sustainability and use
                     total category              of plastics.
                                                    Click here to download a free copy of the report.

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