• Organic food on the up again – but how far can it go?

    DESPITE STRONG sales growth, work is needed to exploit the potential of a sector whose market share remains small. The latest annual retail sales figures have the Soil Association popping open the organic champagne.   The Nielsen figures, for the 52… Read More

  • The one that got away

    SUSTAINABLE FISH are proving an elusive catch in England’s primary schools with 86% of pupils missing out.                   Kids are still finding it hard to find sustainable fish on their school dinner menus. According… Read More

  • Waste Watch

    WITH FOOD waste apparently now costing the global economy £475 billion (see WasteWatch October), and the food retail chain in the UK about £950 a tonne (see page 22), preventing it has become big business – even for small firms. Take… Read More

  • Waste Watch in association with 3663

    THE WASTE toolkit designed by Unilever Food Solutions is free. So it’s perhaps a little disheartening that, two years on from its launch, just 800 operators have downloaded it (leaving 150,000 that haven’t).   More should, if the results in… Read More

  • Talking sustainable fish, at low cost with Ruth Westcott

    THE MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL’S commercial officer talks to Footprint at The University Caterers Organisation conference in Wales.                           Anya Hart Dyke (AHD): Good morning Ruth. Your presentation at… Read More

  • 2 in 5 gluten free sufferers struggle to eat out

    A LEADING MANUFACTURER of gluten-free foods has issued a call to the catering and hospitality industries to recognise the importance of offering a varied and sale gluten-free menu, after research showed 40% of those suffering from gluten intolerance find eating… Read More

  • “Unleash your creativity to drive the health agenda forward” urges chair of the Responsibility Deal

    “DON’T FEEL restrained by the Government’s Responsibility Deal current pledges, unleash your own creativity in your quest to move the nutrition, health and wellness agenda on.” – that was the message to the foodservice industry from Dr Susan Jebb, OBE,… Read More

  • Footprint Awards Winners 2013 Revealed

    ANNE PIERCE, the CEO of The Springboard Charity, was last night [23rd May] revealed as the winner of the Footprint ‘Special Achievement’ award 2013, for her contribution to the social sustainability of the industry, at a ceremony held at RIBA,… Read More

  • Footprint Awards 2013 shortlist announced

    THE NOMINEES for the 2013 Footprint Awards – the industry’s only awards scheme encouraging sustainability and responsible business throughout the supply chain – have today been announced following a record number of entries.              … Read More

  • Fuel’s gold

    HOW SMARTER use of delivery vans can bring big savings for foodservice firms – and cut emissions too.   New research from the Energy Saving Trust (EST) has revealed that UK businesses could save around £50m a year by reducing “unnecessary”… Read More