• Foodservice forecast: sector worth £56.3bn by 2019

    THE UK’S foodservice sector is predicted to grow to £56.3bn by 2019, according to industry consultancy Horizons.                     Speaking at Horizon’s Annual Briefing, Peter Backman, managing director of Horizons, revealed that… Read More

  • Balancing desire and ethics

    FOOTPRINT ANALYSES the results of the results of three reports to identify the sustainability expectations of diners.                       There was a time when consumers left their ethics at the front… Read More

  • Rising food prices bring caterers to a crisis point

    BUSINESS SQUEEZED by the expense of raw materials are facing tough decisions about changing menus or passing costs on to customers.               In the past few years, food prices seem to have changed more… Read More

  • What’s on the menu? Provenance and price increases

    WHEN THERE’S a food price spike it’s often played down as a flash in the pan. That’s what happened in 2008. But then there was another spike in 2010 and it’s happening again now. Or is it?   In January,… Read More

  • Long-term growth for foodservice expected

    THE UK’s foodservice sector will experience long-term growth now the worst of the recession is over, although it will take at least until 2016 to return to food sales levels of 2007.   That’s the prediction of Horizons managing director… Read More

  • On-the-go gourmet in demand

    WHEN IT COMES to food-on-the-go, quality is what people want, according to new research by Horizons.   The latest “Ones to Watch” report shows that the focus remains on established favourites, such as burgers and hot dogs, but with a… Read More

  • More frozen food equals less waste, says BFFF

    Consumers and chefs have been urged to buy more frozen food so they waste less food. The latest household food and drink report from the Government shows that households throw away 17% of all food bought. This figure could be… Read More

  • The Throwaway Industry? Footprint Forum: 27 May 2010

    An expert panel assembled for the third Footprint Forum at Pret A Manager’s London headquarter to discuss the environmental impact of packaging in the foodservice supply chain and some of the innovations and initiatives being implemented to counter this. Delegates,… Read More