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Research reveals top consumer trends for 2014

LEADING MARKET research company Mintel has released its consumer market trends predictions for 2014, outlining four key areas likely to impact the UK.   Mintel’s latest report examined the areas of commercial opportunity for brands in the coming year, and what consumers will be buying into in 2014. Mintel’s Senior Trends Consultant Richard Cope outlines:  …
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Balancing desire and ethics

FOOTPRINT ANALYSES the results of the results of three reports to identify the sustainability expectations of diners.                       There was a time when consumers left their ethics at the front door when eating out. Not any more. A combination of everything from macro-economics to the media…
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Waste watch sponsored by 3663

DON’T FORGET that landfill tax is about to go up again. As part of the landfill tax escalator – designed to encourage the diversion of waste from landfill - waste disposal costs rise by £8 per tonne each year.   When you read this it’ll be £64 to send a tonne of waste to landfill,…
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Olympic effort for fish

THE OLYMPICS may have had some criticism over its food policies of late but when it comes to fish the legacy will live on, according to a new report.   London 2012’s sustainable fish policy has received a big pat on the back from campaign group Sustain, with long-term sustainable fish policies being adopted by caterers…
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Frozen food to the rescue

FOODSERVICE BUSINESSES in London and other Olympic areas should stock up on frozen food to sidestep the eventuality of delivery disruptions during the Olympic this summer says British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).                             With less than three months until the start of…
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