Numbers you need to know

Weak pound keeps foodservice price inflation high at 8.8% in June

Exchange rate and a sharp increase in the price of fish among the inflationary pressures in the latest edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index. Wholesale foodservice prices saw inflation of 8.8% in June 2017, according to the new edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index. The rate is fractionally down on the…
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Price rises on the menu in 2017

Suppliers face rising costs as sterling falls in the wake of the Brexit vote – but clever tactics can keep things under control, says Prestige Purchasing CEO David Read. As we begin 2017 the media is overflowing with commentary about impending inflation. Purchasing offices throughout the country are packed with queues of suppliers asking for…
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Annual review 2016

From the Brexit vote to Jamie’s sugar tax jig it’s been a topsy-turvy year. January  À la poubelle. Upmarket restaurants start to ditch à la carte menus in an effort to cut back food waste. Figures released from WRAP’s Hospitality and Foodservice Agreement on waste show the sector edged towards a 5% waste prevention target…
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November in numbers

10% – levels of ‘fish substitution’ found in sushi restaurants Researchers from the universities of Salford, Bristol and Exeter analysed seafood samples from 30-odd sushi bars and restaurants. They discovered one in 10 fish was not the species stated on the menu. This represents “moderate” substitution and is way better than in the US, they…
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March in numbers

1.5°C – the rise in global temperatures countries have committed to Five years on from the disaster in Copenhagen, the world finally made a commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020. At best, the 195 countries signed up want to keep temperature rises within 1.5°C. However, current commitments will result in 3°C, so there is…
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Numbers you need to know

Sign of the times More than 144,000 people signed a petition in support of a 7p charge on every regular-sized can of soft drink with added sugar. As is parliamentary protocol, the government considered the topic for debate. And then said no.   Hit hard in the pocket The hospitality sector’s wage bill will rise 3.4%…
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