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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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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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