Starbucks today announced that it is cutting 1,000 non-store jobs and closing more than 60 stores in Australia in a cost-cutting move.
(31 July 2008 17:53:00)
A range of desserts has been added to Apetito's portfolio of 36 main courses. Designed for children and meeting the Government's new nutrient-based standards for primary schools, the dessert range also enables caterers to keep menu planning within £2 per meal.
(31 July 2008 17:47:00)
Eleven varieties within the Unilever Foodservice Knorr 100% soup range meet the UK Food Standards Agency 2010 salt reduction targets and target nutrition standards for soups in schools, and eight varieties provide a portion (80g) of fruit and vegetables per serving.
(31 July 2008 17:33:00)
Seen at this month's Local Authority Caterers Association conference and exhibition, La Pizza's deep-pan brown pizza bases have been developed especially with children in mind as they contain added Omega 3 oils and more than twice the fibre content of a regular white pizza, with 10% added bran.
(31 July 2008 17:29:00)
Quorn products could provide the solution for school caterers when preparing menus that meet restrictions on certain meat products introduced in September last year.
(31 July 2008 17:19:00)
Ten new products come on stream for autumn menus from Green Gourmet, which says it has the largest range of Marine Stewardship Council-accredited fish products for school meals.
(31 July 2008 17:09:00)
Schools can now offer hot wraps from Rollover with a BBQ Chicken Wrap and a Chicken Tikka Wrap as the company extends its Wrappas range (which, it says, are within the new Government nutrition guidelines for schools which come into force in September).
(31 July 2008 16:34:00)
Premier Foods has revised its Angel Delight range. Hydrogenated vegetable oils (HVOs) have been removed from the products and the new range is free from artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners and meets school nutrition guidelines.
(31 July 2008 16:25:00)
The Bar Group, owner of the Bok Bar chain and the Wishing Well Pub Group, has applied for protection from its creditors.
(31 July 2008 15:28:00)
With the increased focus on healthy eating, Sharwoods has introduced lighter versions of its Korma and Tikka Masala sauces suitable for children.
(31 July 2008 15:18:00)
Fully traceable ingredients without additives or preservatives are used to make Barilla's single-serve frozen pasta and sauce range.
(31 July 2008 15:12:00)
In an effort to beat the appeal of high-street fast food, Fresh! Naturally Organic has created a selection of tasty but healthy sandwiches and salads.
(31 July 2008 14:56:00)
In response to an internal report called Pub Grub Made Easy, showing that more than 50% of kids prefer to pick and choose individual items from a menu rather than order a set dish, Moy Park Foodservice helped two Midlands pubs develop a mix-and-match menu based on a selection of the company's products.
(31 July 2008 14:51:00)
The highest-scoring competitors in this year’s Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence 2008 have been revealed.
(31 July 2008 14:30:00)
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has backed the Government’s plans to make it illegal for restaurants to top up minimum wage with tips.
(31 July 2008 13:37:00)
Devon pub company Heavitree Brewery has extended its strategic review period and warned it half-year profits will be sharply lower.
(31 July 2008 13:24:00)
Yorkshire blue cheese maker Shepherds Purse has developed its first white cows' milk cheese under the brand Ryedale.
(31 July 2008 12:32:00)
In a bid to support local agriculture, Beacon Foods has developed the Taste of the Worlds range from the British Isles. The seasonal range includes pâtés, relish, purées and chutney.
(31 July 2008 12:29:00)
Organic pies and quiches named "Pie in the Sky" and "Quiche Me Quick" have been added to the Fresh! Naturally Organic product line.
(31 July 2008 12:25:00)
Whitbread has acquired 21 hotels from Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) in exchange for 44 pub restaurants.
(31 July 2008 12:24:00)
Five types of single-varietal olive oil are available from the family-owned company Valderrama, including Picudo (suitable with fish and sauces); Hojiblanca (suitable with meat); Arbequina (for salads and pasta) and Ocal, which can be used as a substitute for butter in cooking.
(31 July 2008 12:22:00)
The hospitality industry’s worst fears were realised today when the Government confirmed that it will outlaw the practice of topping up minimum wage with tips.
(31 July 2008 11:12:00)
The owners of a well known West Country hotel have become the latest victims of the credit crunch.
(31 July 2008 10:36:00)
London hotels boosted revenue per available room (revpar) by 11.96% in the week ending 27 July, according to figures from hospitality research company STR Global.
(31 July 2008 10:24:00)
Hotels in the South West saw revenue per available room (revpar) decline by 2.1% during the month of January.
(31 July 2008 10:19:00)