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Organic food on the up again – but how far can it go?

DESPITE STRONG sales growth, work is needed to exploit the potential of a sector whose market share remains small. The latest annual retail sales figures have the Soil Association popping open the organic champagne.   The Nielsen figures, for the 52 weeks ending August 15th 2015, showed growth of 3% compared with the previous year. That…
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The one that got away

SUSTAINABLE FISH are proving an elusive catch in England’s primary schools with 86% of pupils missing out.                   Kids are still finding it hard to find sustainable fish on their school dinner menus. According to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), 86% of England’s primary school children “miss out” on responsibly sourced…
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Waste Watch

WITH FOOD waste apparently now costing the global economy £475 billion (see WasteWatch October), and the food retail chain in the UK about £950 a tonne (see page 22), preventing it has become big business – even for small firms. Take the JellyPickleJam vintage tea shop in Evesham, Worcestershire. Its owner, Lisa Whelan, has launched a…
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Waste Watch in association with 3663

THE WASTE toolkit designed by Unilever Food Solutions is free. So it’s perhaps a little disheartening that, two years on from its launch, just 800 operators have downloaded it (leaving 150,000 that haven’t).   More should, if the results in a recent case study at Erskine Bridge Hotel in Glasgow are anything to go by.…
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Talking sustainable fish, at low cost with Ruth Westcott

THE MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL'S commercial officer talks to Footprint at The University Caterers Organisation conference in Wales.                           Anya Hart Dyke (AHD): Good morning Ruth. Your presentation at the conference focused on a new approach to buying sustainably sourced fish through the Marine…
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2 in 5 gluten free sufferers struggle to eat out

A LEADING MANUFACTURER of gluten-free foods has issued a call to the catering and hospitality industries to recognise the importance of offering a varied and sale gluten-free menu, after research showed 40% of those suffering from gluten intolerance find eating out difficult.   Dr Schär Foodservice says that more than 1 in 20 customers could…
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Footprint Awards Winners 2013 Revealed

ANNE PIERCE, the CEO of The Springboard Charity, was last night [23rd May] revealed as the winner of the Footprint ‘Special Achievement’ award 2013, for her contribution to the social sustainability of the industry, at a ceremony held at RIBA, London.                   Other winners of the night…
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Footprint Awards 2013 shortlist announced

THE NOMINEES for the 2013 Footprint Awards – the industry’s only awards scheme encouraging sustainability and responsible business throughout the supply chain – have today been announced following a record number of entries.                           “Record number of entries demonstrate sustainability is at the…
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Fuel’s gold

HOW SMARTER use of delivery vans can bring big savings for foodservice firms - and cut emissions too.   New research from the Energy Saving Trust (EST) has revealed that UK businesses could save around £50m a year by reducing “unnecessary” weight in the back of delivery vehicles. It’s not the first time that there’s been…
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