• Foodservice Footprint Hero Meat-free rising and food waste waning – the major trends for 2017 Grocery sector news updates Out of Home sector news  news-email Mintel Jenny Zegler

    Meat-free rising and food waste waning – the major trends for 2017

    Next year will see more innovation in plant-based products and menus as consumers continue to prioritise health and wellbeing, according to forecasts by experts at Mintel. As well as an increase in alternatives to both milk and meat, the stigma… Read More

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    Craft spirits surge in popularity

    Craft beers are yesterday’s news. Now it’s all about craft spirits, according to new research published by Mintel. So far this year, 15% of new global spirit launches have been positioned as “craft”, up from just 5% five years ago.… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Fake-Farms Behind the Headlines: Tesco's farm fudge Behind the Headlines Features Features  Warwick Business School Tesco Redmere Planet Retail Nick Lee news-email Mintel DWF Dominic Watkins Aldi

    Behind the Headlines: Tesco’s farm fudge

    The supermarket’s refresh of its fresh produce ranges using ‘fake’ farms has left a sour taste, but it won’t last for long, says David Burrows. Poor old Tesco: just when it seems to have come up with a decent idea,… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint IMG_3766_1_1_1 £86.4 billion spent on catering Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  Professor Tim Lang news-email Mintel Food & Farming Plan DEFRA City University London

    £86.4 billion spent on catering

    Defra has published a snapshot of the UK’s food and farming industry. The new infographic shows that 71% of land is used for producing food, with the country currently 76% self-sufficient in home-grown food (this is higher than this study… Read More

  • Tax relief for healthy products

    THE ONE billion pound that food and drinks companies claim in tax relief for research and development should be ring-fenced for the “mass production of healthier food”. That’s according to the Health Action Campaign, which has just produced a report… Read More

  • Animal welfare tops consumers’ ethical wish list

    WHEN IT comes to ethical claims made by food and drink companies, new research from Mintel finds that concerns over animal welfare top the list, trumping environmental concerns and concerns over tax avoidance.              … Read More

  • Weighty problems

    CONSUMERS ARE confused about what makes them fat so it’s no surprise a third don’t consider health when they’re eating out. That means businesses have to, but is the Responsibility Deal enough to make a difference?        … Read More

  • One third of diners rarely think about health when eating out

    Over the bank holiday this weekend, many Brits will be taking the opportunity to toast the end of the summer by enjoying a meal out, or ordering a meal in.   However, it seems that what was once a special… Read More

  • Fizzy drinks falling flat

    ONE IN four consumers are drinking less Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) than they were six months ago and half of those are doing so because they contain too much sugar, new research from Mintel reveals.          … Read More

  • Small Beers BIG IDENTITY

    THE BREWING industry is at odds over whether a strict definition of ‘craft brewing’ is needed as big players muscle their way into the booming sector.                       Craft brewing used to… Read More