News: Confectionery & Bakery

News: Confectionery & Bakery

Pipers Crisps Sponsors Cricket’s National Village Cup

Pipers Crisps has announced that it will be supporting village cricket through sponsorship of the National Village Cup, a competition open to village teams across the British Isles that has been a part of the cricketing calendar since 1972

“Inflation to lead to pay demands?”

With the news within the last week of a sharp rise in inflation up to 2.3%, it is expected next month that the average wage increase will dip below the average pay increase of employees for the first time for 3 years. The average pay increase is currently 2.9% and it is expected that this will drop slightly and inflation will increase above this when the March figures are issued in a month’s time. This means, of course, that worker’s wages will be decreasing again in real terms, which is bound to increase pressure on employers, who are already feeling squeezed on many other fronts: Brexit, Living Wage, Business Rates etc. as discussed previously

Last Call for Entries to the FoodTalk Awards 2017

Food and drink innovators have until midnight on Friday 7th April to enter the new FoodTalk Awards

Combating Food Fraud

New science and technologies are now available to combat food fraud says Rupert Hodges, executive director at Oritain

Cotswold Fayre Launches Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017

To help support young entrepreneurs taking their first steps into the food industry, Cotswold Fayre is launching its annual start-up support scheme, Young Food and Drink Entrepreneur of the Year

Speciality & Fine Food Fair Relaunch Announced at IFE

The 2017 edition of the Speciality & Fine Food Fair will be scaled down by 20 per cent from last year in order to underline the intimacy that the show is known for, says Kara Bowen, event manager at Fresh Montgomery

6 Key Qualities of a Great Speciality Coffee Retailer

Damian Blackburn from Dark Woods Coffee identities the key attributes coffee-selling shops should offer their customers

“The politics of uncertainty”

By the time you read this Article 50 may well have been triggered, or it May have been delayed (see what I did there?) I have made my views on Brexit very clear over the past year, so have many others within the business world, but I like them whilst we voted “Remain” had resigned ourselves to the process of leaving, hoping for a smooth transition. I wouldn’t say that I have become optimistic about being out of Europe but had begun to see some positives

The UK’s Biggest Food & Drink Event Opens this Weekend

5 Top Legal Considerations for Fine Food Businesses

William Miles, associate at Briffa, talks through the key legal things to be aware of when setting up a food and drink business

The Trade Destination that can Transform your Business

The Trade Destination that can Transform your Business

From 24 – 26 April 2017 at the NEC Birmingham, the speciality food and drink industry will come…

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