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.
Whether it’s with gravy, curry sauce, lashing of salt and vinegar or good old fashioned ketchup, if it’s one thing Britons love, it’s their chips! In fact, more than 1.6 million tons of potatoes are made into chips and more than 250 million fish and chip meals are sold each year in the UK, that’s about 8 every second.
Huhtamaki’s ‘Taste’ range of food to-go packaging now includes trays. Suitable for hot and cold foods and developed with over the counter service in mind, the new trays are ideal for the takeaway and bakery markets.
As Christmas shoppers fill the high streets, arms full of bags with gifts for their loved ones, they eagerly look for a quick and convenient snack to fill their grumbling stomachs. When searching for the ideal winter food for on the go, consumers look for something that is hot whilst also being easy to eat and hold whilst bundled up in coats and gloves.
On Monday 5th October, England became the final country in the UK to implement a minimum five pence charge for plastic carrier bags. The legislation in England only covers single-use plastic carrier bags, with handles, 70 microns thick or less. This includes biodegradable bags; however, unlike other countries in the UK, paper bags are not part of the legislation. Re-usable ‘bag for life’ bags are encouraged as an alternative to single-use bags.