According to the Takeaway Economy Report, which uses data compiled by The Centre for Economics and Business Research, spending on takeaway food grew by 34 per cent between 2009 and 2016 – to £9.9 billion – and now equates to 12.1 per cent of total spending on food.
Offering consumers’ plenty of choice on the menu, and serving food in quality packaging with consistency, is a key aspect to success in today’s competitve foodservice market.
There are many great ways to serve ice cream – curled on top of a wafer cone with a chocolate flake on top, scooped into an ice-cream sundae dish with fruit and cream, or even blended into a milkshake to be slurped through a straw. In 2017 these traditional ice-cream servings have been joined by a new creamy delight – rolled ice cream.
With so many food options in the marketplace, foodservice operators can often find it difficult to choose packaging that fits a multitude of meal choices whilst still being practical for presentation and storage. The multi-application ClearSeal hinged containers from Dart Products Europe are the secure and reliable food packaging solution for those offering their customers a wide and varied menu, from breakfast through to lunch and dinner, as well as snacks and desserts.
September 23rd marked the official first day of autumn for 2015 and the new season is full of prospects for food and beverage operators; drink menus become influenced by pumpkin and gingerbread and food offerings start to align with the cooler weather.
Running for your train no longer has to come at the cost of your coffee thanks to the Optima® Reclosable lid from Dart Products Europe. Made exclusively to be used with their paper hot cups, Optima means that clothes and hands remain free from leaked coffee. The Optima Reclosable lid is unique to the market and a perfect match for on–the-go drinkers with an active lifestyle.
It’s festival season – wellington boots and camping gear at the ready! Fans of live music are in their element this month with a number of high-profile festivals and out-door music events taking place across the country.
Summer can be a thriving period for the food service industry and many menus will make the smart move of removing hearty soups to make room for crisp salads and other cold food offerings.
Vegans, bubbles and spicy peppers… Why these things are changing our coffee shops.
It is undeniable that coffee shops have taken a firm, and welcomed place within our high streets, train stations and vacant store spaces; and with the amount of UK coffee shops estimated to surpass 20,500 by 2018* it could prove tough to stand out from the crowd.