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The war on waste – winning one battle at a time

Through conducting this research study, it has become clear that food waste is a huge issue for many universities and one that TUCO members care deeply about. The majority of catering professionals in our sector are extremely environmentally conscious and want to ensure that the lasting impact of their operations on the planet is minimised.…
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Food waste high among university challenges

Tackling food waste ranks as one of the most important sustainability priorities for universities and their catering managers, according to new research. The report from The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO), produced by Footprint Intelligence, found that the vast majority of universities view food waste as a sustainability priority to rank alongside other key issues such…
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What drives action on food waste?

By the end of the year, the hospitality and foodservice sector could be wasting £3 billion on food waste, the majority of which is unavoidable. That equates to about £2,100 per tonne. Every gram wasted is wasted profit. For those working on wafer-thin margins those figures should be enough to shock them into action. But…
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Tough decisions on ethical meat

Would you customers still eat your food if they knew where it came from? If not, you’re at risk. Amy Fetzer reports from November’s forum on animal welfare. Three-quarters of consumers rank animal welfare concerns as the top issue which makes a company ethical, according to research firm Mintel. But is it a priority for foodservice…
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New Year, new nominees for the Health & Vitality Honours 2016

THE ROLL OF Honour for the 2016 Health & Vitality Honours has today been announced by sustainability champion Footprint, after much anticipation from the Food Industry. Now in its fourth year, the Health & Vitality Honours is the platform for businesses to showcase best practice and be recognised for their remarkable efforts which are making…
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Footprint Forum: Animal welfare – we’ve come a long way baby

Three quarters of consumers rank animal welfare concerns as the top issue which makes a company ethical but is the foodservice industry doing enough to ensure animal welfare, and if so, are we communicating it to customers? The conclusion from Tuesday’s lively, informative and thought-provoking Footprint Forum, Animal Welfare – does it matter to foodservice?…
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Any colour as long as its green

Green is a colour washing over the Catering Industry, as operators up and down the country continue to make strides in their sustainability efforts. And, with the Government announcing plans for a new living wage, now more than ever is the time for industry leaders to stop and think about the ways in which their operation…
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Making the most of marketing

JUST THINK about the last big purchase you made and why you chose it - invariably it will lead back to something you’ve read, seen or heard. The same, often subconscious, thinking affects our eating habits and tapping into this psychology opens up huge potential for caterers. Marketing has real power, when done effectively, particularly when…
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Future proofing – the TUCO way

THE ISSUE of skills in the UK Foodservice sector appears to be reaching critical mass; open any trade magazine and the headlines jump out. The topic is the subject of conversation amongst the great and good of the industry, but perhaps that is the problem? Talking is all well and good, but isn’t it action we need…
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Intelligence boost

FRANCIS BACON once said ‘Knowledge is power’ and he couldn’t have been more right. Really understanding your audience is the key to growth in any business, and that can only come from frequent research to gauge the shifting nature of consumer opinion.   Earlier this year, TUCO conducted the largest ever global study into the eating…
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