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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 over the festive period. The exclusive monthly Foodservice Price Index

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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 phase, the Rebel Whopper powered by The Vegetarian Butcher, is

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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 online food portal, Foodhub. Big Foodie’s staff, infrastructure, website and

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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 meat processor to be awarded United States Department of Agriculture

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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 impact of Brexit – pushing market optimism to its lowest

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British Pub and Restaurant Groups Maintain Summer Momentum

    British Pub and Restaurant Groups Maintain Summer Momentum

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.6% in August against the same time last year, with drink-led pubs, and especially those in London, being the

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UK Restaurant Numbers Drop Again as Consumer Tastes Shift

    UK Restaurant Numbers Drop Again as Consumer Tastes Shift

Britain’s restaurant numbers have fallen for the sixth quarter in a row, the new edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners reveals. Independent operators have borne the brunt of the closures

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Bidfood Expands its Network

    Bidfood Expands its Network

Bidfood, the UK foodservice wholesaler supplying fresh, frozen, ambient and non-food related products to customers in a wide range of sectors within the foodservice and catering industries, has announced the

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UK Restaurant Closures Accelerating as High Street Pressures Mount

    UK Restaurant Closures Accelerating as High Street Pressures Mount

The number of restaurants in Britain fell by 2.8% in the year to March 2019, the latest edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners reveals — with

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Guardians of Grub Crusade to Beat Food Waste

    Guardians of Grub Crusade to Beat Food Waste

A bold new industry campaign has been launched to tackle nearly £3 billion worth of food that is wasted every year across the entire UK hospitality and food service sector,

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Easter Heatwave is Good For British Drink Sales, Bad For Eating Out

    Easter Heatwave is Good For British Drink Sales, Bad For Eating Out

The hot Easter weekend delivered starkly different outcomes for Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show. While pub sales surged in the

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McDonald’s to Use Decision Technology to Increase Personalisation and Improve Customer Experience

    McDonald’s to Use Decision Technology to Increase Personalisation and Improve Customer Experience

McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s leading global food service retailer with nearly 38,000 locations in over 100 countries around the world, is acquiring Dynamic Yield, a leader in personalisation and decision

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National Board Established to Unlock Scotland’s £1 Billion Food Tourism Potential

    National Board Established to Unlock Scotland’s £1 Billion Food Tourism Potential

A national board has been brought together to oversee the delivery of an ambitious plan to boost food tourism in Scotland by £1 billion. Made up by leaders from organisations

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UK Managed Restaurant Numbers Drop For First Time in Nine Years

    UK Managed Restaurant Numbers Drop For First Time in Nine Years

Britain’s supply of casual dining restaurants dipped for the first time in nine years in 2018 as a sustained decline in the wider licensed sector continued, reveals the new edition

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UK Restaurant Numbers Fall 2% in a Year

    UK Restaurant Numbers Fall 2% in a Year

The number of restaurants in Britain slipped by 2.0% over the year to September 2018, the new edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners reveals – equivalent

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Irish Foodservice Market Set to Grow by 6.1% to Reach Value of €8.2 Billion in 2018

    Irish Foodservice Market Set to Grow by 6.1% to Reach Value of €8.2 Billion in 2018

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has released the findings of its 2018 Irish Foodservice Market Insights Report which shows that Ireland’s foodservice market is set to grow by 6.1% this year to

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Software Expert Leading Health Matters Research in UK Food Manufacturing

    Software Expert Leading Health Matters Research in UK Food Manufacturing

Research by a leading software company has been shared with UK food manufacturers in a bid to improve the UK’s health by reducing the amount of antibiotics used on livestock. Trade

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UK Restaurants Toil in Summer Heat, While Pubs Make Hay

    UK Restaurants Toil in Summer Heat, While Pubs Make Hay

July’s heatwave was good news for Britain’s pubs but heaped more pressure on the country’s restaurant chains, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show. Managed pub and bar

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Center Parcs Serves Up €5.2 Million in Contracts to Irish Food Companies

    Center Parcs Serves Up €5.2 Million in Contracts to Irish Food Companies

Four of Ireland’s top food companies will benefit from a significant boost to their businesses as Center Parcs announces the awarding of food supplier contracts to its Center Parcs Longford

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England’s Poorest Areas are Fast Food Hotspots

    England’s Poorest Areas are Fast Food Hotspots

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal England’s poorest areas are fast food hotspots, with 5 times more outlets found in these communities than in the most affluent. The

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JAB to Acquire Majority Stake in Pret A Manger

    JAB to Acquire Majority Stake in Pret A Manger

JAB, a global investment firm with a proven track record of investing in premium brands, is acquiring Pret A Manger, a leading company in the ready‐to‐eat food market, from Bridgepoint,

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Dawn Meats Recieves Global “Scale for Good” Award From McDonald’s

    Dawn Meats Recieves Global “Scale for Good” Award From McDonald’s

Irish and international food group Dawn Meats has been awarded the McDonald’s Global “Scale for Good” Award. This Global award is a first for McDonald’s and is the second occasion

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Taco Bell to Expand in the UK With £29.4 Million Funding

    Taco Bell to Expand in the UK With £29.4 Million Funding

South and East England-based franchise business, Caskade Caterers, has secured a £29.4 million funding package from HSBC to support its

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Restaurants Hold Up on British High Streets

    Restaurants Hold Up on British High Streets

Many casual dining brands continued to expand on British high streets over the last year, despite the host of challenges

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Müller to Review UK Food Service Delivery Operation

    Müller to Review UK Food Service Delivery Operation

A food service delivery operation supplying fresh milk and other products to 3,000 non-residential customers in England and Wales which

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Easy Handling Bottle Combines Safety and Protection

    Easy Handling Bottle Combines Safety and Protection

The 900g Euro Squeeze multilayer polypropylene bottle from RPC Corby has been selected by leading Greek food manufacturer Provil for

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UK Casual Dining Contraction is Independents’ Opportunity

    UK Casual Dining Contraction is Independents’ Opportunity

With casual dining brands closing sites and scaling back expansion in the UK, well-run independent operators have an opportunity to

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1 in 5 Meals Eaten Out of Home as European Consumers Favour Service Over Home Cooking

    1 in 5 Meals Eaten Out of Home as European Consumers Favour Service Over Home Cooking

More flexible menus and an increase of meal occasions from breakfast and all day brunch through to dinner has led

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Lamb Weston Launches New Solution For Home to Door Delivery

    Lamb Weston Launches New Solution For Home to Door Delivery

Lamb Weston, a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the

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Sysco Grows European Business

    Sysco Grows European Business

Sysco Corporation is to acquire Kent Frozen Foods, a successful UK-based food service distributor with revenue in the year ended

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Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

    Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

Bord Bia released the findings of its 2017 Irish Foodservice Channel Insights Report in advance of its annual foodservice seminar

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UK Food Service Price Inflation Falls to 7% But Prices Still Rising in Key Categories

    UK Food Service Price Inflation Falls to 7% But Prices Still Rising in Key Categories

The latest edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index reveals that in some categories actual prices are starting to

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McDonald’s Plans Rapid Expansion in China

    McDonald’s Plans Rapid Expansion in China

McDonald’s Corporation has announced a major acceleration of its expansion plans in China following the successful completion of a strategic

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Subway Opens 2,500th UK Outlet

    Subway Opens 2,500th UK Outlet

The Subway® brand has opened its 2,500th store in the UK at Keynsham, Banes. The new outlet features the new Subway®

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TripAdvisor and Deliveroo Announce Agreement

    TripAdvisor and Deliveroo Announce Agreement

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, and Deliveroo, the on-demand food-delivery service, have announced the integration of Deliveroo’s restaurant network into

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Around Noon Accelerates Growth With Significant London Acquisition

    Around Noon Accelerates Growth With Significant London Acquisition

Around Noon, the Northern Ireland-based food-to-go manufacturer, has expanded its presence within the UK. The Newry headquartered company, which already

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SUBWAY® Stores to Cut Almost Four Billion Calories From British Diets

    SUBWAY® Stores to Cut Almost Four Billion Calories From British Diets

From July 2016 to July 2017, SUBWAY® stores will have removed around 3.7 billion calories from Great British diets, after

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Deliveroo Launches New Platform to Enable Restaurants to Reach New Audiences

    Deliveroo Launches New Platform to Enable Restaurants to Reach New Audiences

Deliveroo has launched Deliveroo Editions, a revolutionary platform that will enable hundreds of restaurants to reach new customers in cities

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JAB Extends Global Coffee and Food Empire With $7.5 Billion Acquisition

    JAB Extends Global Coffee and Food Empire With $7.5 Billion Acquisition

Investment group JAB is acquiring Panera Bread Company, the US-based restaurant chain, for transaction value of approximately $7.5 billion (including

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Unilever Food Solutions Launches Ireland’s First Foodservice Gluten-Free Guide

    Unilever Food Solutions Launches Ireland’s First Foodservice Gluten-Free Guide

Gluten-free is a growing challenge for the Irish foodservice industry, both as a dietary lifestyle choice but more significantly as

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Deliveroo Embraces Blue Sky Thinking

    Deliveroo Embraces Blue Sky Thinking

After almost two years in the making, Deliveroo Extreme Delivery, the innovative new concept taking the food delivery industry to

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New £38 Million Roastery Fires Costa Growth Plans

    New £38 Million Roastery Fires Costa Growth Plans

Costa, the UK coffee brand, has commenced production at its new £38 million roastery, signalling a major milestone in the

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Eleven Companies Selected For Ireland’s FoodService Academy

    Eleven Companies Selected For Ireland’s FoodService Academy

Sustainably grown seaweed, whiskey flavoured popcorn and Cork’s finest gluten-free fresh chilli sauce are just some of the innovative products

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Danish Crown Buys Foodservice Business in the UK

    Danish Crown Buys Foodservice Business in the UK

Danish Crown has acquired Nottingham-base Leivers Brothers for an undisclosed sum to double the revenue generated by the international meat

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Child Obesity – Technical Guidance on Procurement For Healthy Food in Schools

    Child Obesity – Technical Guidance on Procurement For Healthy Food in Schools

The European Commission Joint Research Centre and Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety have presented a report to help authorities implement healthy

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Restaurant Brands International Expands With $1.8 Billion Acquisition

    Restaurant Brands International Expands With $1.8 Billion Acquisition

Restaurant Brands International, one of the largest global quick service restaurant companies with two of the world’s most iconic QSR

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University On-campus Dining Has Great Room For Growth

    University On-campus Dining Has Great Room For Growth

Exclusive new research conducted by the NUS on behalf of Premier Foods has revealed that, despite record numbers of students

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UK Coffee Shop Sales to Top £3 Billion in 2016

    UK Coffee Shop Sales to Top £3 Billion in 2016

New research from Mintel reveals that this year coffee shop sales are set to reach a record new high as

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New Foodservice Academy to Grow Sales of Irish Food and Drink Businesses

    New Foodservice Academy to Grow Sales of Irish Food and Drink Businesses

Ten Irish food and drink companies have joined the first FoodService Academy, a newprogramme run by Bord Bia and Musgrave

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Global investors urge food firms to address rising water risks

    Global investors urge food firms to address rising water risks

Investors managing more than $2.6trn in assets have sent joint letters to 15 international food and drink companies amid growing concerns over water security and pollution.

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Calling All Cheese Lovers -­‐ Food for Health Ireland researchers to undertake the largest study of the impact of cheese on Irish heart health

    Calling All Cheese Lovers -­‐ Food for Health Ireland researchers to undertake the largest study of the impact of cheese on Irish heart health

Are we getting the wrong advice about saturated fat from foods like cheese? For years, cheese has been demonized as a food high in saturated fat which could raise cholesterol levels and heart disease risks. Irish researchers in University College Dublin and Teagasc Moorepark now think that this advice needs a rethink.

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New Managing Director at Hydrosol

    New Managing Director at Hydrosol

On 1 July Dr. Matthias Moser took up his duties as the new Managing Director of Hydrosol, the international stabiliser and emulsifier system specialist. Dr. Moser, who holds a PhD in natural science, is also Managing Director of sister company OlbrichtArom. Both companies are part of the independent owner-operated Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, which maintains offices and production facilities in the world’s key markets.

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Amneal makes strategic investment in Ireland

    Amneal makes strategic investment in Ireland

U.S. generics manufacturer acquires Tipperary plant to spur European expansion – company expects to hire an estimated 250-300 employees at full build-out.

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Oakland International Confirmed as Finalist in Global Freight Awards 2015

    Oakland International Confirmed as Finalist in Global Freight Awards 2015

Ireland and UK supply chain specialists Oakland International have been confirmed as finalists in the Innovation Award category of this year’s prestigious Global Freight Awards (GFA) to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane in London on Thursday, 19th November.

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