Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This September in the Food and Beverage Industry

 

Want to discover what’s been happening in the food and beverage industry this September? Click here to discover the hottest monthly news from within the sector.

The food and beverage industry is always chopping and changing, so keeping up with your customers can be confusing. Not to worry, though, as we’re here to help!

Your FREE ticket to the Leisure F&B Expo will expose you to the latest food and drink options you can implement at your attraction, resort, holiday park, or the like. In the meantime, discover how other companies are changing their food and beverage choices, so you can gain inspiration for keeping up with customer demand, right here...

This stack of newspapers represents the ever-changing world of the food and beverage industry

Catering News


These days ensuring your employees are happy and healthy is one of the best ways you can improve your workplace productivity. One of the ways that all sorts of companies are doing this is by introducing on-site catering.

Amherst Holdings is one of the places who offer free catering to their employees, but they’ve struggled due to problems with accommodating for everyone’s dietary requirements. Since then, they’ve partnered with a local restaurant to provide a more personalised experience for their staff. This way, they can ensure that all their employees are happy and healthy.

Our expo welcomes a number of catering businesses who could help you improve your employees’ happiness. Boost productivity with on-site catering, at our expo. 

Sustainability Stories


With climate change an ever-present threat, sustainability has now become a must-have factor to implement in your business. In fact, Wembley Stadium has even been awarded for the highest sustainability standards!

So how are companies implementing sustainability with such success? Take a look...

The Plastic Free Movement


An extremely cool product has been created by PriestmanGoode; a completely plastic-free flight tray, to help reduce plastic waste on flights. That’s not even the best part, though, as the tray is actually edible! Some of the ingredients they’ve used to form the tray include:


  • Seaweed

  • Coffee granules

  • Banana leaf

  • Coconut wood


All of these products are completely biodegradable, so even if it's not eaten, it won’t remain in the environment for long.

What’s more, it’s not just big companies that are getting behind the movement, but celebrities too! In fact, Sarah Ferguson, the South African swimmer, swam for a plastic free ocean this month, to tackle the problem with force.

These dirty plastic bottles have made their way into nature from people being careless with their rubbish

Food Sustainability Stories


In a different vein of sustainability, numerous companies are getting on board with changing food habits for environmental purposes. For example, a new restaurant in Cape Town, called ‘The Insect Experience’, has opened with an insect-only menu! With insects becoming one of the key ways to improve our environmental footprint, this is a great step in the right direction.

What’s more, the National Park has attempted to bust the myth that leaving food waste lying around is acceptable. They’ve made it clear that, although food waste decomposes, it changes the ecosystems and behaviour of animals, when they eat the wasted food.

For example, instead of hunting for food themselves, they may start relying on the leftovers, becoming incapable of searching themselves. Therefore, all rubbish, food or not, should be disposed of correctly at home.

Meat-Free Meals


Finally, numerous companies have also jumped aboard the meat-free movement to reduce their carbon footprint. With the recent airing of Jamie Oliver’s Meat-Free Meals, this comes at the perfect time, as exposure is being pushed by some of the biggest names in the industry.

In many cases, brand new meat-free companies are making their meat-free mark. Some examples of this include:


  • The Tofoo Co., a company specialising in tofu products, have made a £4.8 million turnover in just their third year.

  • Selfridges food hall, in London, have launched their ‘salmon’ sushi, which is a vegan alternative to sushi, supposedly tasting just like salmon.

  • SeaWorld have recently launched their meat-free burger, named the Impossible™ Burger, throughout park menus.

  • Lewis Hamilton has been a vegan since 2017, and has launched his very own meat-free burger chain called Neat Burger.

  • A number of lab meat brands have joined together against American lobbyists, who are keen on removing the word “meat” from meat-free products.

  • Cambridge University received criticism from farmers for cutting beef and lamb off of their menu, which will help to reduce their carbon emissions drastically.

  • Disney, in the US, are adding a collection of vegan foods to their menu.


This bowl of vegan food looks delicious, and shows how vegans don't miss out on some of the best foods out there

Monthly News Reel, Over and Out...


Do you fancy changing up your refreshment offerings to support the causes above, like many other brands? Then get your FREE ticket to the Leisure F&B Expo to meet the companies who can change the face of your food and drink supplies.

On 6th & 7th November, at the NEC, Birmingham, you can join hundreds of brands who can support you through your next foodie business venture. Don’t miss out!