Event Reports

Event reports from the key panel and discussion events in the industry. Keep up to date with the latest strategies, policies and business processes from professionals in the out of home sector

Customers want it: the business case for higher animal welfare

Forget that the government is in disarray and won’t be able to take a position on animal welfare post-Brexit for a while. Foodservice must lead by investing in higher welfare as a priority because customers want it, and it strengthens business by reducing risk. From blockchain to food systems being fit for the future, Amy…
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Meeting of minds at the Footprint summit

There was a real sense of urgency about tackling the public health crisis as industry leaders and academics met at Food Matters Live. By Nick Hughes. Maybe it was the coffee or the pressure of being literally in the spotlight but, listening to speakers on the first day of Food Matters Live last month, it…
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Food Poverty and Food Redistribution makes for lively debate at Footprint Forum

Yesterday members of Footprint Forum gathered at Fruit Towers, kindly hosted by innocent drinks, to discuss the part foodservice can play in the solution to food poverty and food redistribution. As ever the Forum was a platform for lively debate, key insight and conclusive actions. Innocent's own Kate Franks and Leonie Straatman opened the session…
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Five things we’ve learned about… food fraud

Footprint’s pre-Christmas forum Food Authenticity in Foodservice: Risk and Regulation showed the industry has some catching up to do if it wants to stay one step ahead of criminals working in the supply chain. Here are five take-away messages from the event. Foodservice is exposed. The week before he chaired the December forum, Footprint associate…
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Footprint Forum Report: Action-stations on obesity

Think of it like your in-laws: it’s flawed, but the Childhood Obesity Strategy is what we’ve got, and it’s time for foodservice to start getting on with it. Amy Fetzer reports on the latest Footprint Forum. It’s time to focus on the positive and start finding solutions. That was the conclusion of last month’s Footprint…
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Water: you need to worry

Water stress and shortages are already impacting foodservice, from smoothies and sugar cane to chocolate bars and bottling plants. Amy Fetzer reports on a Footprint Forum designed to wring out solutions. Sitting inside Innocent’s London head office on a wet and rainy Tuesday afternoon getting ready for a Footprint Forum entitled: Water: why worry 2?,…
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Get on your marks

Foodservice needs to start demanding more from ethical certification schemes - and it might even be time for a cull, according to speakers at the last Footprint Forum. By Amy Fetzer. It's not all rosy in the relationship between ethical marks and the foodservice sector. To date they have been easy bedfellows but now they…
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