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Rubbish! High Street Chains’ Food Waste Revealed

As part of The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not Campaign, a number of quick service restaurants (QSRs) have recently been found severely lacking in their attempts to deal with the mammoth issue of food waste. Out of ten high street names, only three food giants – Pret, KFC and Greggs – were found to be […]

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Foodie Fun at the National Restaurant Awards 2017

This week, a few of us were invited to the National Restaurant Awards where the UK’s 100 top restaurants (as decided by 180 chefs, restauranteurs and food critics) were revealed. Many industry events can often seem a bit stiff but these never are. There were huge cheers all around the Hurlingham Club last night for […]

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5 Things Not to Miss At The Taste of London Festival

Every year Regent’s Park is transformed into a treasure trove of foodie delights during the Taste of London festival (14th-18th June). As always, there are so many amazing treats in store that it’s tricky to narrow down which stalls should be a top priority. But there’s no need to fear, we’re here to help with […]

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Clean up on Aisle 2: Why own-label products are on the up

Following the swell of inflation, Brits are starting to feel the pinch. Food inflation currently stands at 2.9%, meaning that over the past 3 months we’ve tacked on an additional £27 to our grocery bills. According to Chris Hayward, consumer specialist at Kantar Worldpanel: “That £27 may not seem like much, but if inflation continues […]

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The future is now

This week William Murray attended the final of the 2017 Springboard FutureChef final at Westminster Kingsway College. The FutureChef competition inspire young people (aged 12-16) to cook, providing a much needed talent pipeline into apprenticeships for the industry. The final was the culmination of months of hard work by the 12 finalists, who successfully outcooked […]

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Steak your reputation on British Beef

Cows might have their hooves firmly on the ground, but beef is flying high in foodservice. In fact it’s the only protein group in growth across all sectors¹. Beef is a steadfast winner with consumers, but it’s also undergoing something of an image makeover, with sugar replacing red meat as the nemesis of nutritionists. AHDB’s […]

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Snap-happy-meal

The saying goes, ‘if you didn’t tweet it, you didn’t eat it’, and now an app called Snapsaver is going a step further by offering diners in Newcastle half-price food to take pictures of their meals. Just so we’re clear… Yes, that means we’re essentially being paid to do something all us snap-happy, Insta-obsessed foodies […]

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Once, twice, three times a winner #B2Bawards

We always like a Friday here at William Murray, but this one feels particularly special. Why? We’re glad you asked. At last night’s prestigious B2B Awards in London, we picked up not one, not two, but three awards. Not a bad haul considering we only entered two… B2B PR Agency of the Year With 95% […]

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To a Tea

There’s nothing more soothing to the British psyche than a nice sit down and a cup of tea. A multi-tasking beverage, tea is the morning routine ignition, a fortifier when you hit a 3pm afternoon lull, and a dose of composure in a crisis. Keep calm and carry on, as the saying goes… But are […]

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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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