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  • Event: SIAL 2016

    SIAL Paris 2018

    SIAL 2018 is the world’s largest food innovation exhibition. The event brings together 20 product sectors, with businesses from around the world coming to Paris to explore new markets and…

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  • Hire-Innovation is proud to unveil its new cold storage rental options, with a fantastic range of temperature-controlled container units now available for short or long-term hire

    Cold Storage Rental: New Container Range Launches

    Are you searching for a cold storage rental solution that will tick all the right boxes: affordable, flexible and high spec? Hire-Innovation is proud to unveil a fantastic new range of temperature-controlled container units. Now available…

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  • The continued squeeze on public sector budgets could threaten catering equipment upgrades

    Autumn Statement: The Impact on the UK’s Public Sector

    The major UK political news story of last week came from chancellor Philip Hammond. In delivering his first Autumn Statement to Parliament, Mr Hammond has now revealed the course for UK…

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  • Supermarket Shopping: How do your customers find the in-store experience?

    Supermarket Shopping: A ‘Frustrating’ Experience?

    The supermarket sector in the UK and Ireland has never been more competitive – to put it mildly! In terms of sales, pressure continues to mount on the UK’s “Big…

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  • Wine Packaging: Is your product standing out in a crowded aisle?

    Wine Packaging: What Do Consumers Look For?

    In a competitive retail market, it’s crucial that food and drink producers ensure their packaging is a top priority. It’s not the first time you’ll hear that – and it…

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  • Grocery Refrigeration: Is now the time to upgrade your equipment estate?

    Grocery Refrigeration: Are You Looking To Upgrade?

    The kids are back to school and the nights are starting to draw in once again. It can only mean that summer is coming to a close. The food retail focus will…

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  • Milk: More hydrating than water?

    Milk: Is It More Hydrating Than Water?

    If your throat is feeling dry and you need some refreshment, what drink(s) do you turn to? One common answer is “water”. After all, a quick Google search of “how…

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  • Brand Building: Physical retail remains an important channel

    Brand Building: From Shelf To Sales…

    The digital revolution has generated exciting new opportunities when it comes to brand building. Food and drink producers can spread their brand message further and wider by adopting a multi-platform approach…

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  • Brand Loyalty: How shoppers now make their choices

    Brand Loyalty: Is Honesty The Best Policy?

    It’s never been more important for brands to be honest about where food or drink products come from. That’s because a new study has found that consumers now want more…

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  • Frozen Food: Is your business equipped for growth?

    Frozen Food Market Set For European Growth

    The frozen food market in Europe is in line to grow by nearly 4% between now and 2020. That’s the verdict of a new study from Research and Markets. The…

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  • Shopper Choices: How effective product packaging can deliver strong sales

    Product Packaging: The Importance of Being Noticed

    How much thought goes into the packaging of your food or drink product? If it’s not one of your top priorities as a business, you could be making a huge…

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  • Supermarket Choice: What factors influence your selection as a consumer?

    Supermarket Choice: It’s Not Just About Low Prices

    How do consumers in the UK and Ireland decide their supermarket choice? With more competition than ever, the battle for market share on both sides of the Irish Sea is…

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  • Grocerants: The future of food retail?

    Grocerants: The Future of Food Retail?

    A new report has found that supermarkets are now “raising the bar” in the US foodservice market. More and more retailers have added value to their business by selling restaurant-quality…

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  • Convenience Stores – The power of store design

    Store Design: The Key To Unlocking Convenience Sales

    Did you know your store design is important when it comes to attracting customers and driving foodservice sales? That’s the conclusion of a new report from Technomic and Chute Gerdeman. And…

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  • Aldi: Discount Retailers

    Discount Retailers: The Changing Retail Landscape

    Discount retailers are continuing to reshape the UK and Irish shopping landscape – and it’s putting mainstream supermarkets under ever more pressure. New research from the Local Data Company (LDC)…

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  • Refrigeration for product launches and other branded fixtures

    Product Launches And The Right Retail Balance

    For food and drink producers, it’s a competitive retail market – and it’s not just your product launches that will demand your focus. Of course, you’re hoping for big things…

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  • Food-To-Go: One of our fridge hire solutions

    Food-To-Go: The Only Way Is Up!

    Food-to-go is booming right now – and when it comes to chilled choices, sandwiches, paninis and wraps are dominating our purchases. That’s according to new research from packaging specialists Huhtamaki…

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  • Fresh Milk

    Fresh Milk: A Fresh ‘Grab-And-Go’ Alternative?

    Scotland’s largest supermarkets have been urged to “reposition” fresh milk in their stores – and to promote it as a healthier ‘on-the-go’ alternative to fizzy drinks. The National Farmers’ Union…

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  • McDonald's UK launches Follow Our Foodsteps

    McDonald’s UK unveils Follow Our Foodsteps campaign

    McDonald’s UK has unveiled a brand new campaign to support the British and Irish farming sectors. The campaign – Follow Our Foodsteps – invites customers to find out more about…

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  • Strength2Food: Improving Public Sector Standards

    Strength2Food: Raising Standards In The Public Sector

    It’s no secret that public sector finances – both in the UK and in Ireland – have been under strain for some time. Public sector agencies and their catering partners face…

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  • Whitbread has acquired a 49% stake in Pure

    Whitbread Invests In Healthy Food-To-Go

    It is a business that has conquered the UK’s coffee shop and hotel market, but Whitbread is now making its move into the food-to-go market. Not only that, but the…

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  • Supermarket Shopping: Food Sourcing Guide

    Food Sourcing Guide: Where’s Your Food From?

    A new online supermarket food sourcing guide has been launched by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in the UK. The purpose of this brand new document is to make shoppers…

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