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LACA 2018: our highlights

Health, sustainability and plant-based products were the unmissable trends we saw at this year’s LACA Main Event in Birmingham. Often we see foodservice trail behind consumer product development. But, it would seem that brands right across foodservice are now doing all they can to create products to meet growing demand from savvier customers, particularly teenagers […]

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You had us at savoury clouds…

When renowned food critic Charles Campion raves about a pub then you know you’re onto a winner – the Best British Roast Dinner 2017 winner to be exact. This week, The Feathers Inn in Stocksfield was crowned with the title that pubs up and down the country have been vying for. Charles said: “At The […]

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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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Go to your happy place

It’s no secret the UK has developed a steady love affair with coffee culture, from the rise of single origin beans to the antipodean flat white that is now a mainstay on any respectable coffee menu. A BBC article released today found that where pubs, clubs and bar numbers in UK town centres fell by […]

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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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Christmas sandwiches 2016: a review

It’s that time of year again. While the Christmas music blaring through the aisles might have come too soon for some, there’s one tradition we’re happy to see arrive promptly… Christmas sandwiches. This (now festively plump) blogger is no food critic, but if there’s one thing he knows it’s a bloody good Christmas sandwich. So, […]

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Barcelona bites: dinner and a show

Our joint CEO Karen Browne recently took a trip to Barcelona and returned with tales of her envy inducing foodie adventures. Here she tells us about her evening at Tickets restaurant. Tickets Avinguda del Paral·lel, 164 – 08015 Barcelona (Spain) For some people, the mere mention of a themed restaurant, or ‘concept-led dining’ will have […]

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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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British BBQ season is almost upon us

Slip on the shorts and dust off the dresses – British Summer Time is almost upon us, and with it comes barbecue season. Grilled meats and skewer vegetables on an open flame is a summer tradition. It’s rivalled only by (and, if you’re us, also often accompanied by) sipping Pimm’s in the garden and getting […]

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