Food service industry event reports

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

Footprint Forum Report: City living is under threat

CLIMATE CHANGE poses a real risk to the world's growing urban populations, according to experts gathered at Footprint Forum.                     The sight recently of athletes running the Beijing marathon wearing gasmasks in an attempt to protect themselves from hazardous smog is a startling reminder of the effects…
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Not loving it

LACK OF progress on the government’s high-profile public health partnership with many high-street brands means ministers may need to take a harder line.                   It's easy to see why the Public Health Responsibility Deal has its detractors. Launched in March 2011, the industry-government partnership is intended to…
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Footprint Awards 2014 Winners Announced

THE WINNERS of the fourth annual Footprint Awards were last night [22nd May] finally revealed at a glittering ceremony at the prestigious East Wintergarden, after a series of recounts due to nail-bitingly close judging scores across the categories. In an unprecedented turn of events, which organisers hailed as another sign that entry standards in 2014…
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Where next for the Responsibility Deal?

LEADING FOODSERVICE figures met on the second birthday of the governments wide-ranging health deal to discuss whether it's been a success and what challenges lie ahead. The government's Public Health Responsibility Deal is reaching a critical stage. Last month the wide-ranging deal had its second birthday and, while accurate analysis of its effect on the…
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Footprint Awards 2013: Coast – Land & Sea

FOOTPRINT HAS just celebrated its fifth birthday, so what better time to reflect on progress made so far? Anya Hart Dyke reports from the 2013 Footprint Awards in London.           The Footprint Awards returned to the Royal Institute of British Architects this year – a fitting backdrop given that RIBA was recently…
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Footprint Forum Report: Holding out for a hero

IN EUROPE, genetically modified crops have remained in labs while the rest of the world plants more and more. Does the technology need a champion?  It seemed apt that the Footprint Forum to discuss the sensitive issue of genetically modified (GM) crops took place in a secure room deep within the United States embassy in London. For while the…
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Footprint Forum: GM – Contemptible or Inevitable

On the 28th of February, members and guests of Footprint Forum gathered at the U.S. Embassy in London to debate GM - Contemptible or Inevitable. The objective of this session was to remove polarised subjectivity from the debate and frame the issue of genetically modified foods in the context of sustainability and sustainable supply chains.…
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Video – Inaugural Footprint Health & Vitality Honours

LEADING PERSONALITIES from the foodservice and hospitality industries, including the likes of Raymond Blanc OBE, LACA’s Anne Bull and Westminster Kingsway’s Gary Hunter, teamed-up with health and nutrition expert Dr Susan Jebb and Sodexo Health Ambassador Matt Dawson MBE to recognise healthy best practice within foodservice. The high profile judging panel this afternoon rewarded those…
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Full Report – Footprint Forum: Sustainability Reporting

HAVE YOU ever been midway through the company’s annual sustainability report and thought: who on earth is going to read this? Well, perhaps you should. “I think we need to think harder about who our audiences are, and who we want them to be,” says Lucinda Hensman, associate director for corporate responsibility and sustainability communications…
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Footprint Forum: Sustainability Reporting

ON WEDNESDAY grandees of the foodservice industry gathered for the last Footprint Forum of 2012 at the Butchers Hall, sponsored by CH&Co, for a frank and open discussion about Sustainability Reporting in our sector.           Tom Beagent advisor in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Sustainability and Climate Change Team took to the stage to talk…
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