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Compass commits to sustainable seafood

Compass Group UK & Ireland has become the first major foodservice player to join the Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC), the industry-backed scheme whose ambition is for all fish and seafood sold in the UK to come from sustainable sources. The scheme, which counts the majority of major UK supermarkets and seafood suppliers among its members,…
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Big is beautiful again

Huge diverse conglomerates fell out of fashion in the 90s, but the foodservice industry has put mergers back on the business agenda. By David Read. In the 1970s and 1980s (when I was in my formative business years) the world was dominated by conglomerates – huge collections of diverse businesses with limited connectivity. I joined…
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Animal welfare standards continue to improve across foodservice

Foodservice companies collected 13 awards for their approach to farm animal welfare standards as cages for poultry become “consigned to the history books”. In the past 12 months there has been a wave of commitments to source cage-free shell and liquid eggs. This followed criticism that the sector was lagging behind retail. All the major…
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Report: Designed with health in mind

A psychological approach to helping consumers make healthier choices in foodservice. Footprint Intelligence was commissioned to conduct a piece of independent research on how to use the psychology of healthier eating to encourage consumers to eat more healthily in foodservice by Compass Group UK & Ireland. The research for this report comprised of a mix…
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Foodservice lacking bark as Brexit bites

The sector risks being forgotten if it doesn’t get its act together and start lobbying hard, writes David Burrows. Managing Brexit will need the whole food industry – farmers, food manufacturers and retailers – to find a single voice with which to lobby the government, said the National Farmers Union director general, Terry Jones, in…
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Left behind on animal welfare

Consumers, politicians and many companies are taking the issue seriously – so why are foodservice firms lagging?                                             There has been a “striking change” in the manner in which food companies talk about farm…
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Second chance for the slackers

The government is again asking businesses to take a voluntary approach to obesity. Will the Childhood Obesity Plan succeed where the Responsibility Deal failed? By Nick Hughes. The dog that has not barked properly in the whole obesity debate.” That was the damning verdict on the foodservice sector from the Food and Drink Federation’s director…
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Food retailers lead Courtauld commitments

Boots and Iceland have become the latest retailers to sign up to WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment 2025 meaning 95% of the food and drink retail market is now represented. The two retailers are among a list of 30 new signatories to the voluntary agreement, which sets targets for reductions in food waste, GHG emissions and water…
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Compass joins cage-free revolution

Compass Group has become the latest foodservice company to commit to sourcing 100% cage-free shell and liquid eggs. The move brings the international business in line with Compass in the US, which has already made the commitment to source eggs from higher welfare systems. Compass’s commitment is another coup for Compassion in World Farming, which…
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