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It’s as though every week is UK coffee week!

News emerged this week that Brits are drinking more coffee than tea out of home, with a staggering 2.098 billion cups of coffee sold in the year ending December 2015[1]. Despite being a nation famous for our tea drinking, we only drank 874 million cups last year, down 19% from 2010[2]. It would seem we’re […]

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#SupportProjectWaterfall

Are you a coffee lover? Do you use #Twitter? Do you like to get behind a good cause? If you answered yes to all of the above, get on board with BRITA and Lyons’ Thunderclap campaign! Water filtration experts BRITA, and popular coffee brand Lyons, have joined forces to raise awareness of charitable initiative Project […]

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Are you dining in a ‘food desert’?

Next time you snap a picture of your ‘double-smoked-artisan-mexic-asian-fusion-street food’ to post on Instagram, you could be sharing more than you think. Scientists in America recently conducted a study that used geo-tagged Instagram posts to identify ‘food deserts’, or geographical areas where users are faced with fewer food options, and as a result tend to […]

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Keep calm and…

Of all the realms of public relations, crisis management is possibly the most – for want of a better word – exciting. Fast paced, reactive and adrenaline fuelled, it’s the part of our industry that most often makes the headlines and causes the everyday consumer to sit up and take notice. When major brands – […]

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FOODSERVICE GROWTH EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

Good news for the industry as The NPD Group forecasts the British out of home foodservice market will grow visits by 1.6% in 2016, with a predicted total spend of £53.5 billion – up from £52.2 billion in 2015. For the full low down on what this year has in store, click here

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A gold star for good service

 We’ve all heard the lament that you ‘just can’t get good service anymore’, but as this year’s Gold Service Scholarship demonstrated, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Now in its fourth year, the scholarship was created to highlight the very best in service and hospitality. An annual competition, the scholarship is open to 22-28 […]

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William Murray joint CEO included in PR Week’s 2016 Power Book

Hot on the heels of an Inspirational Woman award, our joint CEO Anita Murray has been featured in PR Week’s 2016 Power Book. The annual issue profiles the UK’s most influential communications professionals and picks their brains for industry insights, lessons learned and the challenges they expect to face in 2016. Anita joins over 350 […]

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Weetabix all over the world

When it comes to national food treasures, don’t even get us started. From Weetabix for breakfast, Yorkshire Tea with the paper and a cheeky Cadbury treat at any time of day really, where would we be without them? In a bid to support and promote the exports of home grown products, the government has today […]

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The best thing since…

What’s the best thing since sliced bread? Well apparently, not sliced bread. Following an 11% decline in national bread sales over the past five years, Marks & Spencer last week announced it will be adding fibre to all its loaves, marking the end of the classic white loaf. And it hardly comes as a surprise, […]

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Put out what you put in

There’s no doubting that the obesity crisis facing the nation is a serious matter. As it currently stands, one in three UK children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, and almost two-thirds of adults are classed as overweight[1]. Experts worldwide have offered a number of packaging strategies to help educate […]

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