Food service industry event reports

Event reports from the key events, forums, panels and conferences in the foodservice industry

Customers want it: the business case for higher animal welfare

Forget that the government is in disarray and won’t be able to take a position on animal welfare post-Brexit for a while. Foodservice must lead by investing in higher welfare as a priority because customers want it, and it strengthens business by reducing risk. From blockchain to food systems being fit for the future, Amy…
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Meeting of minds at the Footprint summit

There was a real sense of urgency about tackling the public health crisis as industry leaders and academics met at Food Matters Live. By Nick Hughes. Maybe it was the coffee or the pressure of being literally in the spotlight but, listening to speakers on the first day of Food Matters Live last month, it…
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Six key learnings from the Footprint Awards 2017

The Footprint Awards are a barometer for the foodservice industry, celebrating the latest innovations and sustainability successes in the industry whilst resetting the bar by highlighting how best practice has become standard practice. Amy Fetzer reveals six key learnings from the 2017 awards. Tackle the issues consumers care about Today’s consumer demands authenticity, transparency and…
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Industry’s most responsible CPOs recognised at TBL 2017

Last night, the elite of the industry’s purchasing professionals gathered at the Haymarket Hotel for the 2017 Triple Bottom Line Awards, recognising procurement excellence, in partnership with Prestige Purchasing and sponsored by Watts Farms.  TBL 2017 has been the most competitive in the initiative’s three year history. Disciplines contested were: Competitive Difference Through Supply Chain…
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Food Poverty and Food Redistribution makes for lively debate at Footprint Forum

Yesterday members of Footprint Forum gathered at Fruit Towers, kindly hosted by innocent drinks, to discuss the part foodservice can play in the solution to food poverty and food redistribution. As ever the Forum was a platform for lively debate, key insight and conclusive actions. Innocent's own Kate Franks and Leonie Straatman opened the session…
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A healthy advantage

Footprint’s Health and Vitality Honours were announced in January. Four key insights from this years Health & Vitality Honours. Foodservice can achieve cultural change Health and wellbeing is certainly on trend: 89% of people report they want to make dietary changes to improve their health, while recent reports show salads overtaking fish and chips on…
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Five things we’ve learned about… food fraud

Footprint’s pre-Christmas forum Food Authenticity in Foodservice: Risk and Regulation showed the industry has some catching up to do if it wants to stay one step ahead of criminals working in the supply chain. Here are five take-away messages from the event. Foodservice is exposed. The week before he chaired the December forum, Footprint associate…
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Three and Easy

The Footprint Triple Bottom Line awards are recognising companies which look to turn a profit from going green. Euromonitor research found that green credentials have become mainstream. They may not be the main determiner, but consumers expect them alongside attributes such as quality and functionality and use them as part of their decision-making process when…
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Footprint Forum Report: Action-stations on obesity

Think of it like your in-laws: it’s flawed, but the Childhood Obesity Strategy is what we’ve got, and it’s time for foodservice to start getting on with it. Amy Fetzer reports on the latest Footprint Forum. It’s time to focus on the positive and start finding solutions. That was the conclusion of last month’s Footprint…
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