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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… Read More

  • New Year, new nominees for the Health & Vitality Honours 2016

    THE ROLL OF Honour for the 2016 Health & Vitality Honours has today been announced by sustainability champion Footprint, after much anticipation from the Food Industry. Now in its fourth year, the Health & Vitality Honours is the platform for… Read More

  • Triple Bottom Line 15 Shortlist announced

    THE FIFTEEN organisations represented in this year’s Triple Bottom Line 15 Awards for Excellence in the Supply Chain in association with Prestige Purchasing have been announced.   In alphabetical order, these are as follows:   Aramark BaxterStorey The Casual Dining Company… Read More

  • Milk crisis comes to our doorsteps

    FARMERS SUFFERING from low prices have so far targeted supermarkets with their protest but foodservice firms can’t afford to ignore the issue, writes David Burrows. The milk crisis has finally spilled over into the foodservice sector. In recent weeks retail… Read More

  • Footprint Forum: Is technology moving quickly enough to deliver

    THE VW DIESEL scandal has thrown our transport and logistics systems into the spotlight, but businesses don’t believe the technology is moving quickly enough to deliver sustainable supply chain solutions. Food miles and carbon emissions may have been cut, but… Read More

  • Foodservice hits back on milk prices

    FOODSERVICE COMPANIES have defended their milk procurement practices in the face of criticism from ministers and the British Retail Consortium. However, very few would be willing to publicise the price they paid for a pint. Footprint approached 10 of the… Read More

  • 2015 Health and Vitality Honours Winners announced

    LORDS CRICKET Ground today played host to the UK’s foodservice industry, as their achievements working behind-the-scenes to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing were recognised at this year’s Health & Vitality Honours during a lunchtime ceremony.        … Read More

  • At sixes and sevens

    NEW RESEARCH has suggested that five-a-day guideline for fruit and veg consumption should be lifted to seven-a-day. Footprint asked foodservice experts whether it’s achievable and, if so, how. Nicky Martin is head of nutrition at Compass Group UK & Ireland… Read More

  • CH&Co becomes first British catering group to receive full Marine Stewardship Council certification

    CH&Co HAS become the first British catering group to receive certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) demonstrating its commitment to sustainable sourcing of fish. No other British catering group has managed to achieve certification across its entire business network,… Read More

  • Charlton House shakes 900kg of salt out of diet – more cuts to come

    CATERER COMMITS to new salt targets as it delivers on its first Governmental Public Health Responsibility Deal salt pledge.                     Charlton House is the first catering company to commit to the… Read More