News: Ambient & Retail Ready


News: Ambient & Retail Ready

UK Food and Drink Exports Break £20bn Barrier

Exports of food and drink grew by 10.5 per cent in 2016 to hit a record figure of more than £20bn

“Too small to survive?”

I am always more interested in Dragon’s Den when companies come on from the speciality food world. I think this series, so far, there have been three – and in any event there always seems to be at least one food and drink company on the programme. What is especially interesting, of course, is to find out the financials of these suppliers, or in some cases, ex-suppliers. These are the kind of questions it is not polite to ask during supplier meetings, and most suppliers are too small to have to post full audited accounts, so illuminating to see what is really going on

Sales of Organic Food and Drink Top £2bn

The UK organic market is now in its fifth year of strong growth with annual sales up 7.1 per cent in 2016, reveals The Soil Association's 2017 Organic Market Report

FoodTalk Radio Show Launches Food Tech Awards

The FoodTalk Show, a weekly online radio show, has launched an awards programme celebrating innovators in food technology

FARMA Takes 2017 Conference to Bristol

FARMA, the trade body representing over 300 farm retailers across the UK, will host its next annual conference at The Grand Hotel in Bristol from 26th to 28th February

In-flight Catering Industry Aims to Boost Availability of Free-from Products

The World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) 2017 will see a host of free-from companies exhibiting at the 2017 show, reflecting the increase in demand for these products in onboard catering

How To: Boost Your Bakery

Hazel Webb, bakery manager at Ludlow Food Centre, explains how she made it a success

Cotswold Fayre Product Launch Shows Prove Fruitful

The fine food wholesale distributor's series of trade shows showcased its new suppliers' products to more than 200 retailers

High Street Footfall Decline Deepens

Footfall in January was 1.3 per cent down on a year ago - the steepest drop since the 2.8 per cent fall in June 2016

“Retail trends in 2017”

I thought this week I would share insights on what I expect some of the retail trends to be in 2017, which have inspired some of our product choices this year

 
Hida Beef: Where Skill Meets Tradition

Hida Beef: Where Skill Meets Tradition

If you're looking for fine Wagyu beef with a story, look no further than the beef produced in the…

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