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Essentially Catering Magazine - September 2019

        Industry News

        Café Rouge publishes access guides

        Café Rouge has announced that it will soon become the first major
        restaurant business to provide disabled people, carers and all
        those with access requirements, Detailed Access Guides of its
        facilities via AccessAble, the UK’s most popular and trusted provider of access information.
          The initiative will see extensive research conducted across the business’s estate, analysing the existing facilities. The
        Guides, which will be available via both the Café Rouge and AccessAble websites as well as AccessAble’s free iOS and
        Android Apps, will detail the facilities available across its estate, ranging from car parking spaces and accessible toilets to
        hearing loops and lighting levels.

           TUCO launches food

           and drink report

           The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO), has launched its second TUCO Intelligence report on food and
           drink trends in 2019.
             The Q2 report notes Brexit is still a key discussion point and finds foodservice inflation has reached a four-year
           high of 9.8%. The prolonged uncertainty of Brexit translated into a GDP growth rate of just 0.2% in the three months
           to January 2019. UK inflation fell to a 2-year low in January 2019, with the Office for National Statistics reporting that
           the Consumer Price Index (CPI) reached 1.8%
             TUCO CEO Mike Haslin said: “As things stand, there have been no clearer assurances on life for businesses after
           Brexit and there is still uncertainty around employment, skills shortages and supply chain.
             “In market trends, vegan and vegetarian food trends continue to rocket with no signs of slowing down. We recently
           launched our new Vegan and Vegetarian framework to meet demand. According to Mintel, in 2018 the UK overtook
           Germany to become the world leader in vegan new product development.
             “This year, 250,000 signed up for the Veganuary campaign compared to 168,500 in 2018 and just 3300 five
           years ago. What’s more, Kantar estimates that 92% of plant-based meals consumed in the UK in 2018 were eaten by
           non-vegans; showing that the idea of a ‘flexitarian’ diet is also growing.”

        Challenging target

        met one year early

        Congratulations are in order for The One Foundation as it has already reached its fundraising target of £20 million by
        2020. Monies raised have enabled the Foundation to change the lives of 3.6 million people through its clean water and
        sanitation projects in some of the world’s poorest communities.
          Lord Boateng, Chair of the WSUP (Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor) and former British High Commissioner to
        South Africa, commented: “I have witnessed first-hand the remarkable difference the clean water projects run by The One
        Foundation make to global communities in need. I would like to congratulate everyone at The One Foundation, its supporters
        and partners - it is only with each and every feather that the eagle can soar.”
          Duncan Goose, Founder, The One Foundation, said: “The One Foundation has a vision: A world in which everyone has
        access to clean water, forever. Just £15 can change a life and for every £1 donated to The One Foundation, 98p goes to
        primarily large-scale, sustainable water and sanitation programmes in countries such as Rwanda, Malawi, Kenya and Ghana.”
          Click here for more information.

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