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Timing and technology: today’s takeaway takeaways

“Your pizza is on the road.” Well pick it up will you, we’re all watching… Takeaways are always a guilty pleasure. I’m fairly sure it’s impossible to order a takeaway without a little guilt. Haven’t bothered shopping? Takeaway. Have food but can’t be bothered to cook? Takeaway. Hungover? Bacon sarnie… then a takeaway. But, you’ll […]

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School caterers’ role in childhood obesity

To say we’re staring down the barrel of a childhood obesity epidemic is frankly a lie. We’re already in it. But, in the war on childhood obesity, caterers sit on the front line. School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t mean Ofsted is relaxing in the sweltering summer sun. In August 2016, the government published […]

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Coal Drops Yard: a template for the future of retail?

Morty & Bob’s is the latest Instafamous restaurant to join Coal Drops Yard when it opens this autumn. It’s part of an already starry line-up of eateries, including Barrafina, Casa Pastor and The Drop, all of which are set to open in the new King’s Cross development on 26th October 2018. The new shopping district […]

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Announcing our freshest new client: Fresh Montgomery

We’re excited to announce that we’re providing PR and communications support for event-expert Fresh Montgomery’s two new shows: The Professional Kitchen Show and The Foodservice Show. Both shows are running alongside each other for one unmissable event at the NEC Birmingham on 22-23 January 2019. Ross Carter, portfolio director at Fresh Montgomery, says: “The Foodservice […]

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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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Appetising apps and fancy fruit bowls: the fight on food waste

Food waste continues to plague bins and the news in equal measure. It’s a serious issue that two new tools look to tackle head on. One wants you to get sharing with your neighbour, the other is a little more alarming. The anti-waste ‘Alarm Cup’ Is there a sadder sight than a fruit bowl filled […]

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‘A Profession For All’ Event: How to recruit more women into the food industry

Out of 250,000 chefs in the country, less than 20 percent are women, and the numbers are reducing year-on-year. It’s the same story across the food and hospitality industry, despite a serious staff shortage, so what can you do to recruit more women into your business? At the ‘A Profession For All’ Event at Westminster […]

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Veganism has hit the mainstream: here’s the proof

World Meat Free Week might be over, but the penchant for plant-based meals shows no sign of slowing, as an increasing number of people embrace veganism (at least some of the time). Not only did a record number of people sign up to Veganuary this year, vegan cookbooks are still in Amazon’s top 20 best […]

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What the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 can tell us about where the industry is going

When it comes to celebrating top grub, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is the Godfather presiding over the food industry. This year’s ceremony in Bilbao drew the great and the good from the world’s top eateries to celebrate pioneering restaurants and chefs. The resultant list gives some key insights into what has and hasn’t […]

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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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