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The way we source and receive our news has evolved radically since the rise of social media. Once upon a time, newspaper and television journalists decided what news we would receive. Now, the internet allows us to self-curate and tailor the content we want to see. A recent study by Harris Interactive has revealed some […]

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Boxpark Croydon, come on down

It’s been tempting our taste buds for months now but finally, we have an official vendor line-up and launch date for Boxpark Croydon. A hop, skip and jump away from the William Murray office, the site’s shipping container traders will open their doors from September. With confirmed tenants including The Breakfast Club, Chilango and Meatliquor, […]

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2016 British Street Food Awards

Street food is one of the most significant food trends to have influenced the UK eating out market over the last decade. It’s increased in popularity and variety so much in recent years that in 2010, Richard Johnson – The King of British Street Food – created the first ever British Street Food Awards to […]

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William Murray Avocado Breakfast Club

This morning saw another meeting of the William Murray Avocado Breakfast Club. The idea was born late one Thursday when a number of us realised we all had perfectly ripe avocados sitting at home, and thought what better way to celebrate that #FridayFeeling than with the most Instagrammed food of 2015 – avocado toast. One […]

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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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