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The Fat Tax

Denmark has become the first country in the world to impose a ‘fat tax – a levy on foods containing more than 2.3% saturated fat Everything from cheeseburgers and pizzas to butter, milk, cheese and oils will be taxed under the new rules. A pack of butter will cost an extra 25p and a packet […]

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Diners urged to think inside the box to cut restaurant food waste

  Top chefs including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Thomasina Miers are urging London diners to overcome their embarrassment and ask for a doggy box when eating out, as part of The Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) Too Good To Waste campaign to reduce the amount of food wasted in restaurants.   For today’s launch we invited the […]

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We need to think vertically – not laterally…

We jumped at the chance to attend the FCSI Conference in Stockholm recently to hear their thoughts on future trends for our industry.  One of the inspirational speakers was Dr James Bellini – a leading futurologist and author. He said that by 2050 we can expect the world demand for food to rise by 70%!  […]

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What type of eater are you?

  Allegra Strategies has identified four new types of eater in its report How Britain Eats, out today. Which one are you?   A Pragmatic Foodie – these make up the majority of the population (50%) and love food but are time pressured and tend to rely on well know recipes, though they will experiment […]

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Industry keen to wrap up waste

We were asked to join an exclusive industry event last week, hosted by Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), to share our ideas on a proposal for a Hospitality and Foodservice Voluntary Agreement – following one of our client’s successful campaign launches called ‘United Against Waste’. Unilever Food Solutions’ campaign was praised by each of […]

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Back to school

It’s that time of year again – when the kids, teachers and caterers go back to school. With obesity crisis alarm bells ringing, we can at least be encouraged that children, and their parents, are recognising the importance of healthy school meals, with uptake having risen for the third year running . For this positive […]

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The industry stands united against waste

This morning, Unilever Food Solutions united the foodservice and hospitality industry and started the debate on how we can all work together to tackle avoidable food waste at an exclusive industry event simply called ‘United Against Waste’. One hundred of the industry’s leading operators and associations gathered under the same roof – for the first […]

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Stop Press! Great coverage for the Cavendish in the Mail on Sunday

Over the weekend we secured some fantastic coverage for our client, The Cavendish London hotel, in the Mail on Sunday – the weekly title that boasts a readership of five million. Ahead of the forthcoming Jermyn Street ‘Art of Being British’ festival, we organised a bespoke press trip for the Mail on Sunday Travel Editor, […]

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Finit! Legion of Lyons reach Paris

Some fantastic news reached the office of William Murray on Sunday evening… the gallant Legion of Lyons reached their goal in the Pedal To Paris challenge, arriving at the Arc de Triomphe intact (just about) and in high spirits. Panting for breath on the Champs-Élysées, the ecstatic team Tweeted “Job done!!!!!! What an experience.. Emotional, […]

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Coffee champions pedal to Paris

At the crack of dawn this morning 5,000 intrepid cyclists pulled on their lycra and gathered at the start of Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal Pedal to Paris. Among them and raring to embark on their mammoth challenge was the Legion of Lyons team from United Coffee. Despite a dramatic start to the event, including […]

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