In the October edition of Speciality Food we dive deep into the Christmas season, speaking to retailers across the UK to find out what they're doing to get ready. They share their valuable advice, including products that tick all the boxes of their customers, and merchandising and engagement activity that gives their sales a much-needed end-of-year boost. The festive feel continues as we turn our attention to party food. What are the must-haves for Christmas and New Year parties for 2023? The answer just might surprise you? Retailers are reporting a rise in demand for ready meals and frozen meal solutions, which have come a very long way just in the last few years. In this edition we find out why this trend is on the up, and more about what consumers are looking for in this category. And, as ever, we've got plenty of content around one of our favourite topics - cheese. This includes a guide to the British cheese scene.
In the 2023 edition of Confectionery and Chocolate Buyer we bring you the profiles of several exciting brands offering innovation, and delicious new products in this category, from reduced sugar sweets that fit in with HFSS regulations, to deliciously decadent hot chocolate. Across the magazine, we showcase new and exciting confectionery that will add wonder and interest to your fine food store. Discover more about sustainable and ethical chocolate from the people in the know. Explore luxury and gourmet delicacies. And see how plant-based chocolates and sweets are growing in popularity.