Out of Home sector news

Out of Home sector news. Stay up to date with the latest news articles, information and press releases. Footprint brings you the key news and information from the UK out of home food and drink sector.

Students ditch healthy eating to save cash

THE FUN is being squeezed out of being a student. No longer are the three years at university a time for fun, carefree experiences – it’s now all about hard work, getting good marks and trying not to spend too much.   Money pressures have seen students spending less on drink, late-night kebabs and socialising,…
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Young chef’s sustainable menu challenge launched at Hotelympia

DAVID CAVALIER, Food Director, CH&Co, last week launched the Footprint Awards Young Chef ‘Back to the Future’ challenge at The Skillery at Hotelympia – offering the chance for one lucky student chef to win the opportunity to work alongside David and David Collison, Head Chef, 8 Northumberland in their preparation of the prestigious Footprint Awards…
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Sodexo takes sweet step forward

Sodexo is serving Fairtrade certified loose and cubed sugar at its 929 restaurants and cafés in the UK.   The company has partnered with Tate & Lyle Sugars to make the swap to sugar carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark which guarantees fairer conditions to help disadvantaged producers to tackle poverty and invest in a better, more…
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GM debate must be re-opened

THE FOODSERVICE industry is ready to have another look at the options around genetically modified (GM) food.                             According to a poll on foodservicefootprint.com, 78% of readers are in favour of re-opening the debate on GM foods. Meanwhile, 11% don’t want a…
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Revisiting the ethical mark debate

THIS WEEKEND'S episode of Countryfile explored the ethical mark debate. Footprint Forum debated this very topic a year ago and we thought that some of you may find it interesting to revisit the discussions to see whether we have moved on?    FOOTPRINT FORUM: PREPARING FOR CHANGE IN THE ETHICAL LANDSCAPE 7th of March 2011, British Film…
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Fairtrade products up 12%

FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS achieved double digit growth in 2011, according to the latest figures from the Fairtrade Foundation.   Estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products in 2011 reached £1.32bn, a 12% increase on sales of £1.17bn in 2010. Bananas, coffee, tea are all also showing “steady growth”. However, cocoa and sugar were the standout successes with…
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Wonky veg to be saved

A TEAM of campaigners and volunteers will, this weekend, pick over a tonne of cabbages that would otherwise go to waste because they fail to meet the strict cosmetic standards laid down by supermarkets and would ordinarily be wasted.   The ‘gleaning’ event, organised by Tristram Stuart and the Feeding the 5000 campaign in partnership…
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Celebrations for the UK Entrants of the EBAE’s announced

THE CELEBRATION for the 12 UK Entrants for the European Business Awards will take place on Tuesday the 13th of March between 1400 - 1600 at the Altrium, DEFRA, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR.                     At the event Lord Taylor, Parliamentary Under Secretary…
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