Author: Amanda Marcus

Any time any place anywhere

Any time any place anywhere

Home meal replacement has moved on to trendy meal kits. And while it might not pose a threat to contract caterers, it pays to know what’s out there. Amanda Marcus reports Read more
New ground for coffee

New ground for coffee

Following the boom in coffee shops, suppliers face a challenge to keep the market rolling. For many that means targeting specific sectors with tailor-made offers. Amanda Marcus reports Read more
Cash or delivery?

Cash or delivery?

Is the trip to the cash and carry now a thing of the past for many businesses? Amanda Marcus weighs up the pros and cons of using a delivered service Read more
Market Forces

Market Forces

It’s all change for the Ministry of Defence, which has commissioned the three biggest food service players to change the face of its catering within the next two years. Amanda Marcus reports Read more
The tea of knowledge

The tea of knowledge

If you thought orange, rosehip and peppermint infusions were seriously chic, it’s time to think again. There’s a new style of herbal tea and it’s taking hold in the UK. Read more
Soft drinks, hard sell

Soft drinks, hard sell

Healthy and functional drinks are boosting consumption of soft drinks away from home, although carbonates remain strong in pubs and clubs. We look at recent trends. Read more
Wear it well

Wear it well

Chefs demand style as well as comfort in their working gear, and hotel staff who are happy wearing corporate clothing give out positive messages to customers. Amanda Marcus checks out the latest workwear range ... Read more
Hot favourites

Hot favourites

As tea prepares to build on its success in the home-consumption market by increasing its outside sales, it’s time for coffee bars to deliver on quality to justify the marketing hype. Read more
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