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Promising trends as Foodservice Price Index shows UK inflation levels approaching normality

    Promising trends as Foodservice Price Index shows UK inflation levels approaching normality

The latest Foodservice Price Index report from Prestige Purchasing and CGA brings encouraging news for the UK foodservice industry, with inflation rates returning towards more normal levels. The report for April 2024 indicates a significant

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CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index sees UK inflation dip below 10% for the first time in two years

    CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index sees UK inflation dip below 10% for the first time in two years

Inflation as measured by the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index (FPI) fell below 10% in March for the first time in two years. This welcome milestone for the sector follows the largest

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Bord Bia appoints two new market specialists for North America

    Bord Bia appoints two new market specialists for North America

Bord Bia has appointed two new market specialists to the North American market. These roles focus on the drinks market and a new role specifically created for the meat and

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Mixed outlook for British hospitality in 2024 after 800 licensed premises lost in Q4

    Mixed outlook for British hospitality in 2024 after 800 licensed premises lost in Q4

Britain’s number of licensed premises dropped by 0.8% in the fourth quarter of 2023, the latest Hospitality Market Monitor from CGA by NIQ and AlixPartners reveals. The figure is equivalent to 803 net closures in three months, or

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A third of Irish consumers are drinking more low and non-alcohol drinks, says CGA’s OPUS survey

    A third of Irish consumers are drinking more low and non-alcohol drinks, says CGA’s OPUS survey

A third (33%) of Irish consumers have increased the frequency that they drink low and non-alcoholic alternatives in the past year, outpacing any other category when they’re out in bars,

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Value of Irish foodservice industry increases but cost-of-living crisis impacting consumers – Bord Bia report

    Value of Irish foodservice industry increases but cost-of-living crisis impacting consumers – Bord Bia report

Findings from Bord Bia’s annual Foodservice Market Insights report show that the Irish ‘out of home’ sector was up nearly 13% this year to a new record high of €9.3

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FoodCloud secures Enterprise Ireland R&D support to accelerate the impact of food redistribution and cut food waste at scale

    FoodCloud secures Enterprise Ireland R&D support to accelerate the impact of food redistribution and cut food waste at scale

FoodCloud, a tech-based social enterprise which redistributes food which would otherwise end up as waste, has been awarded more than €500,000 research and development (R&D) funding from Enterprise Ireland’s Agile Innovation Fund to

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Soaring costs in food, drink, staff and energy pile pressure on UK hospitality

    Soaring costs in food, drink, staff and energy pile pressure on UK hospitality

Hospitality’s post-COVID-19 recovery is threatened by rising prices in multiple key areas, leaders have warned in the latest Business Confidence Survey from CGA by NIQ and Fourth. The exclusive quarterly

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Total UK food and drink market moving towards recovery by 2025

    Total UK food and drink market moving towards recovery by 2025

The total UK food and drink market is predicted to be worth £315.2 billion by 2028, experiencing a growth of 19% from 2023 (£265 billion), according to a unique new

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Biopax to invest £47 million in Belfast with revolutionary green packaging business

    Biopax to invest £47 million in Belfast with revolutionary green packaging business

A new £47 million factory in West Belfast is set to revolutionise the FMCG and Foodservice packaging and labelling market with certified green solutions using the latest European, US and

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UK foodservice price inflation jumps back above 20% in April

    UK foodservice price inflation jumps back above 20% in April

Year-on-year inflation in foodservice prices rose unexpectedly to 21.4% in April 2023, according to the new edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index. Price increases had begun to slow in

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British hospitality loses 4,600 venues in 12 months, but closures slow in early 2023

    British hospitality loses 4,600 venues in 12 months, but closures slow in early 2023

Britain has suffered a net decline of 4,593 licensed premises in the last year to March 2023, the new Hospitality Market Monitor from CGA by NIQ and AlixPartners shows—but the resilience of managed groups means the rate of

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Over half of Irish shoppers use more vouchers and money-off coupons

    Over half of Irish shoppers use more vouchers and money-off coupons

Amid rising inflation, 53% of Irish shoppers admit that they are using more vouchers and money off coupons to do their shopping as 71% of Irish consumers say they are spending

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UK water market reaches record levels

    UK water market reaches record levels

The UK market for plain water broke all records in 2022, according to the latest UK Water Drinks Market Reports from industry experts Zenith Global Commercial. Total consumption excluding dispense

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Meeting retailers’ metal detection testing requirements

    Meeting retailers’ metal detection testing requirements

By Rob Stevens, Market Manager, Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection Retailers are increasingly including the requirement that food suppliers be able to prove regular testing of metal detection equipment as part

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Improve Contaminant Detection and Food Safety with Dual Energy X-ray

    Improve Contaminant Detection and Food Safety with Dual Energy X-ray

With certain products, food manufacturers can realise great benefits from using dual-energy x-ray detection. Mike Pipe, Head of Global Sales of Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray, explains how the technology can improve

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British hospitality starts 2023 with fourth successive month of year-on-year growth

    British hospitality starts 2023 with fourth successive month of year-on-year growth

Britain’s leading managed pub, bar and restaurant groups achieved like-for-like sales growth of 10.9% in January 2023, the new edition of the Coffer CGA Business Tracker reveals. The Tracker—produced by CGA

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Mettler-Toledo to Host a Live Webinar on Glass in Glass X- ray Inspection

    Mettler-Toledo to Host a Live Webinar on Glass in Glass X-  ray Inspection

Live event scheduled 9th March 2023 will discuss the damaging nature of glass-in-glass contamination for food manufacturers and how x-ray inspection can help to mitigate these risks.  Royston, Hertfordshire, UK.

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AM Labels Limited to Exhibit New Technology at Packaging Innovations 2023

AM Labels Limited (AM Labels), an award-winning supplier of complete labelling solutions including manufacturing and warehouse automation, robotics, barcoding and RFID systems, is exhibiting at Packaging Innovations and Empack on

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Irish foodservice sector rebounds to pre-pandemic levels, but significant challenges are on the horizon

    Irish foodservice sector rebounds to pre-pandemic levels, but significant challenges are on the horizon

The findings of Bord Bia’s 2022 Irish Foodservice Market Insights Report show that the Irish foodservice, or ‘out of home’, industry experienced significant growth of 61% in value to reach over €8.2 billion

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British hospitality loses 2,200 sites in three months as business cost challenges mount

    British hospitality loses 2,200 sites in three months as business cost challenges mount

Britain’s licensed sector – the universe of pubs, bars restaurants, cafes and hotels – saw a net decline of one closure every hour in the third quarter of 2022, the

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Kerry Acquires B2B Powdered Cheese Business of Kraft Heinz

    Kerry Acquires B2B Powdered Cheese Business of Kraft Heinz

Kerry Group plc (“Kerry”), the global taste & nutrition company, today announces that it has reached agreement to acquire the business to business (“B2B”) powdered cheese business and related assets

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Damien English Turns Sod at Boyne Valley Food Hub

    Damien English Turns Sod at Boyne Valley Food Hub

Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English, TD, has turned the sod at the Boyne Valley Food

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Heydon Completes Vietnam Leg of Agri-Food Trade Mission

    Heydon Completes Vietnam Leg of Agri-Food Trade Mission

Minister Martin Heydon TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for New Market Development at the Department of Agriculture, Food

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Consumers craving health benefits and novelty from beverages

    Consumers craving health benefits and novelty from beverages

Beverages associated with health benefits, sustainability and better nutrition are soaring in popularity among food service consumers, according to a

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Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

    Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

Leading foodservice provider Sysco Ireland has revealed plans to double the size of its Northern Ireland operation within five years

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UK food-to-go market recovers faster than anticipated but challenges lie ahead

    UK food-to-go market recovers faster than anticipated but challenges lie ahead

The UK food-to-go market is predicted to be worth £23.4 billion by 2027, 26% more than pre-pandemic levels, according to

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Flexeserve wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

    Flexeserve wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

The world expert in food-to-go hot-holding, Flexeserve, a brand of The Alan Nuttall Partnership, has been honoured with a Queen’s

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Drink-led British Pub and Bar Groups Suffer 90% Sales Drop Across November

    Drink-led British Pub and Bar Groups Suffer 90% Sales Drop Across November

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw sales wiped out in November as lockdown hit in England and tough trading

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Ornua Ingredients Europe Unveils New Pizza Cheese Range Targeted at £2.1 Billion UK Pizza Delivery Market

    Ornua Ingredients Europe Unveils New Pizza Cheese Range Targeted at £2.1 Billion UK Pizza Delivery Market

Ornua Ingredients Europe has unveiled a new range of pizza cheeses through its Spinneyfields brand. The Spinneyfields, Consistent Shred™ Pizza

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Challenging Times Ahead For UK Food-to-go Market

    Challenging Times Ahead For UK Food-to-go Market

The UK food-to-go market has experienced significant challenges in 2020 and will continue to be impacted by COVID-19 over the

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Kara Completes £1 Million Investment in New Doughball Production Plant

    Kara Completes £1 Million Investment in New Doughball Production Plant

Kara, the food service arm of Finsbury Food Group, has invested over £1 million in new production plant at its

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New Report Highlights Key Opportunities and Challenges For Hospitality Sector

    New Report Highlights Key Opportunities and Challenges For Hospitality Sector

Two thirds of consumers (63%) remain nervous about the idea of eating out, despite restrictions easing, according to the latest

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Kerry Group Shows Resilience

    Kerry Group Shows Resilience

Kerry Group, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods business, has reported a 4.3% decrease in revenue to €3.4

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World’s Top 25 Most Valuable Restaurant Brands Could Lose up to US$33 Billion of Brand Value From COVID-19

    World’s Top 25 Most Valuable Restaurant Brands Could Lose up to US$33 Billion of Brand Value From COVID-19

The world’s top 25 most valuable restaurant brands could lose up to US$33 billion worth of brand value as a result

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Tyson Foods Launches Tyson Brand in European Food Service

    Tyson Foods Launches Tyson Brand in European Food Service

US-based Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognised leader in protein, has introduced a range

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The Great Reset – IGD Maps Out Four Post-lockdown Scanarios For Retail and Foodservice

    The Great Reset – IGD Maps Out Four Post-lockdown Scanarios For Retail and Foodservice

COVID-19 has caused a monumental shift in consumers’ food and drink habits. The boundaries between eating at home and out-of-home,

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Carlsberg UK Launches New Digital Platform to Help Pubs and Restaurants

    Carlsberg UK Launches New Digital Platform to Help Pubs and Restaurants

Brewer Carlsberg UK has launched a new digital platform called ‘Love My Local’ to support food and drink operators who

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Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Industry Stepping Up Plans For a Depleted Market Post-lockdown

    Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Industry Stepping Up Plans For a Depleted Market Post-lockdown

The latest CGA Business Confidence Survey reveals that UK operators remain deeply pessimistic about both market prospects and the future

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British Out-of-home Food and Drink Sales Fall Nearly 60% in March

    British Out-of-home Food and Drink Sales Fall Nearly 60% in March

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar sector saw collective like-for-like sales drop 57.6% in March as the country moved into

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Britain Sees the Opportunity For More Delivered Food and Drink

    Britain Sees the Opportunity For More Delivered Food and Drink

With Britain in lock-down, hot food delivery services from restaurants and takeaways are set to have an increasingly important role

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Starbucks to Expand Further in China With $130 Million Investment

    Starbucks to Expand Further in China With $130 Million Investment

Starbucks will invest approximately US$130 million in China to open a state-of-the-art roasting facility in 2022 as part of its

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UK Out-of-home Food and Drink Sales Down 3.3% in February

    UK Out-of-home Food and Drink Sales Down 3.3% in February

The scale of the impact of the developing coronavirus crisis plus the effect of floods earlier in the month on

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British Restaurant, Pub and Bar Leaders More Positive About Future, Despite Pressures

    British Restaurant, Pub and Bar Leaders More Positive About Future, Despite Pressures

CGA’s latest Business Leaders’ Survey reveals that optimism among business leaders in the UK out-of-home eating and drinking sector was at

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First Industry-wide Conference Looked at How Nutrition is Changing the Game in Foodservice and Inspiring Innovation on Menus

    First Industry-wide Conference Looked at How Nutrition is Changing the Game in Foodservice and Inspiring Innovation on Menus

Kerry Taste & Nutrition recently hosted a first of its kind conference exclusive to the UK foodservice sector, sharing knowledge

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Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

    Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

Irish chicken producer Manor Farm has won the IFSA (Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020. Manor

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Positive Festive Trading Cheers Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Market

    Positive Festive Trading Cheers Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Market

Britain may have fallen out of love with shopping on the High Street over the festive period, but consumers continued

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Business Optimism Improving Across UK Eating and Drinking-out Market

    Business Optimism Improving Across UK Eating and Drinking-out Market

Optimism in the eating and drinking-out market has risen to its highest point for 18 months, the latest Business Confidence Survey reveals

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JD Wetherspoon to Invest More than £200 Million on Expansion

    JD Wetherspoon to Invest More than £200 Million on Expansion

UK-based pubs group JD Wetherspoon is to invest more than £200 million on its estate over the next four years.

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British Food Price Inflation to Make 2019’s Christmas Dinner the Costliest Yet

    British Food Price Inflation to Make 2019’s Christmas Dinner the Costliest Yet

Supply issues are driving up the wholesale prices of Christmas dinner essentials, leaving UK operators and consumers facing higher costs

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The Vegetarian Butcher to Supply Plant-based Rebel Whopper® to Burger King® Across Europe

    The Vegetarian Butcher to Supply Plant-based Rebel Whopper® to Burger King® Across Europe

Unilever’s The Vegetarian Butcher has partnered with the Burger King brand to launch the plant-based Rebel Whopper. In the initial

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Foodhub Snaps Up Big Foodie

    Foodhub Snaps Up Big Foodie

Software business, Touch2Success, has announced a multi-million pound acquisition of Big Foodie. Touch2Success is the parent company of popular UK

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Kepak Becomes First European Meat Processor to Access $122 Billion US Burger Market

    Kepak Becomes First European Meat Processor to Access $122 Billion US Burger Market

Kepak Group, a  family owned Irish company and one of Europe’s leading food innovators, has become the first ever European

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Britain’s Pub and Restaurant Sector Confidence Dips to Two-year Low as No-deal Brexit Fears Mount

    Britain’s Pub and Restaurant Sector Confidence Dips to Two-year Low as No-deal Brexit Fears Mount

Business confidence among the leaders of Britain’s pub and restaurant groups has taken a hit amid fears about the long-term

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