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Brakes launches Help For Hospitality

Brakes, the UK’s leading foodservice wholesaler, has launched a wide-reaching new campaign designed to help get hospitality customers back on their feet, once able to reopen after the current nationwide lockdown. The campaign is the most extensive Brakes has ever run, and was informed by extensive research into what matters most to hospitality customers. It…
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Meiko says its carbon-neutrality is only four year’s away!

Meiko has published its first sustainability report detailing a three-part strategy to a greener future. By focussing on the 3Ps, Product, Production and Participation, Meiko is publicly committing to driving forward the measures needed to protect our climate. "Sustainability is an issue of attitudes," says Meiko Group CEO, Dr Stefan Scheringer. "Doing business sustainably has…
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Molson Coors Beverage Company trials low-carbon glass beer bottles

Molson Coors Beverage Company has launched a low-carbon glass beer bottle following a recent trial that reduced the carbon impact of its bottle production by up to 90%. The trial, in partnership with Encirc, produced 2 million glass bottles for its Staropramen brand, which are now available on-shelf in stores across the UK. The bottles…
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Helping You Minimise Food Waste – Food Waste Action Week 2021

With cost remaining at the forefront of many minds for the foreseeable future, it’s important to think outside of the box when it comes to ingredients nearing their sell by dates. We’ve listed some of our go-to sweet and savoury options HERE. As always, we’d love to hear about some of the weird and wonderful…
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Judges announced for Heats of the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or competition

Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or has announced two judges for the heats of the 2021 competition: MasterChef winner Louisa Ellis and educator and drinks expert, Alison Taffs. Both judges will lend their expertise to a cohort of up to 320 youngsters throughout the heats when the competition kicks off in March. Having started in Barnfield College…
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World’s lowest-carbon Carlsberg beer bottle?

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company is taking a step closer to its zero carbon footprint ambition with a glass beer bottle trial demonstrating the possibility to cut the carbon impact of glass bottles by up to 90%. The trial is being run in partnership with glass bottle supplier, Encirc and uses 100% biofuel and increases recycled…
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“Souper hero” programme to feed NHS workers

Essential Cuisine have donated over one thousand litres of stock to Cafe Manager, Steve Illidge, who has been delivering soups to medical staff at Warrington Halton NHS trust throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. After Steve’s cafe (Hope Cafe in Runcorn) had to close its doors during the pandemic, he immediately thought about how he could help…
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