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World Meat Free Week 11-17 June

It’s no secret that everything plant based is having a moment. With the number of vegetarians and vegans in the UK steadily increasing over the past decade, it feels like we’ve reached a tipping point in 2018, the year plant based fervour took hold and cemented itself in the mainstream. Here at William Murray we’ve […]

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Telemetry, table-top taps and terrific cups: our ECE highlights

European Coffee Expo (ECE) is the new show on the block. Its inaugural event took over Olympia, London on 22-23 May, bringing some of the biggest names and brightest players in the coffee scene together. As coffee and trade show addicts, we just had to visit. There was a lot on show, but we’ve narrowed […]

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Trend watch at Food & Drink Expo 2018

Our personal highlights from the Food & Drink Expo 2018, at the NEC Birmingham. The flavour trends coming to a menu near you At the Innovative Food Ingredients stand, we got the low down from Michael Rawsthorne – product manager at AVO – about the flavours set for big growth. He told us black garlic […]

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Antisocial behaviour in JD Wetherspoon

JD Wetherspoon today closed down all its social media accounts – both those related to its head office and those of its individual pubs, which number almost 900 across the UK. Chairman and founder Tim Martin cited concerns around trolling, personal data, and the addictive nature of platforms. Now call us cynical, but we’ve got […]

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3 simple ways to get more from your CSR

From Wetherspoon calling time on plastic straws to companies turning waste into sustainable biofuel – our industry has never been more energised by sustainability. It makes sense. Waste is a thief. And today’s environmentally conscious consumers want to buy from businesses that think and act like they do. But while businesses are getting better and […]

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Bots don’t spread fake news, people do

Fake news. It’s the phrase on everyone’s lips recently, from the US President to newsrooms up and down the country. But “what exactly is it?” we hear you shout. Luckily, PR Week has heard the cries of confusion and put together a handy guide to the seven types of fake news we’re most likely to […]

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Hotelympia 2018 in pictures

Our very own CEO, Anita Murray was let loose on Hotelympia this year. So we took a (pre-approved) scroll through her camera roll to recap on her standout… well, stands. Hot under the collar The foodservice equipment area was a veritable hotbed of testosterone – naked flames barbequed great slabs of meat and pizzas were […]

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Quorn teams up with PACE to launch new Student Chef Challenge

Quorn has teamed up with PACE (Professional Association for Catering Education) to launch a new Quorn Student Chef Challenge with a focus on creating a more sustainable food culture. The winner will be selected by a judging panel including representatives from PACE, Quorn Foods and guest chefs and will be rewarded with a stage at the Royal Garden […]

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Is fine dining really dead?

With industry trade show Casual Dining 2018 expecting to see a record number of operators attend the annual two-day event, we thought it was a good time to put pen to paper about our view on the casualisation of dining. Traditional fine dining is officially on the decline. Starched tablecloths and long wine lists are […]

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Why employee engagement is more important than ever

Some of Europe’s biggest food brands come to us to develop brand and marketing strategies that will get their message out to the right audience. But when we ask them how they plan on communicating it to their own people, we’re often met with a stony silence. Sometimes, we’re so busy looking outwards that we […]

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