In mid-July we move to the new crop, good news given that in last April’s newsletter we reported a limited supply of old crop potatoes. This shortage resulted in higher prices; despite there being limited trading of potatoes over the last weeks, the daily price has risen significantly from € 210 per ton in the third week of March, to €255 per ton in the first week of June.Read more
Demand for sweet potato out-of-home has exploded over recent years, becoming the side of choice for many consumers thanks to its unique flavour and perceived health benefits. We expect this to continue into 2017 and beyond, and the fact that sweet potato is considered a more premium product means operators are able to encourage customers to trade up and spend that little bit more.Read more
Thanks to advances in technology, we’ll experience social changes throughout our lifetimes – and even in the near future. We’re already seeing how developments in areas such as computing and artificial intelligence have the ability to reshape entire industries – alongside our daily lives – and this is also upending the way we think about food, including where and when we consume it. Technological advances are helping us overcome challenges such as the rise in obesity and levels of food waste, but greater human endeavours are needed to help solve some of these huge global issues.Read more
We’ve seen a resurgence of the sweet potato over the last couple of years, reborn as a popular, vibrant super food. Gone are the days when sweet potatoes were simply mashed and topped with herbs alongside a festive occasion, today, sweet potatoes turn up everywhere – as nutrient-dense alternatives to french fries at burger chains or colourful side dishes for upmarket restaurants.Read more
Our competition is now closed, but you can still find out about the profit boosting power of breakfast with our infographic! We’re once again on the lookout for the nation’s best morning meal with the launch of this year’s Great British Breakfast Competition.Read more
Recent research from Mintel reveals that the UK burger bar market is estimated to be worth £3.28bn – up 22% from 2011 – and with 60% of people claiming they have visited a burger outlet in the last three months*, there’s a big opportunity for operators that make the most of this demand.Read more
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