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Anyone for Blue Wine? Gik Says Cheers to That

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Historically, there has only ever been three types of wine – white, red and rosé – and in accordance, just three colours of wine – clear(ish), red/purple and pink respectively. Not anymore. Spanish wine producer, Gik has perfected a blend that is – wait for it – blue in colour. And as the pioneering firm …

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Brexit: Keep Calm and Carry On, Say Snacks Manufacturers

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In March, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) revealed that 70% of its members were in support of remaining in the EU. Last Thursday, however, their voices were not enough to quell those of the Brexit campaign and 51.9% Great British public voted to leave the EU.

If FDF’s figures are to be …

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All Hands on Deck as Philip Howard Prepares to Open Elystan Street Restaurant

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A brand-new restaurant is set to open in Chelsea at the end of summer after chef and restaurateur, Philip Howard signed on the dotted line for a place on London’s trendy Elystan Street, north of the River Thames. The restaurant, aptly called Elystan Street, is to be owned by Howard alongside experienced restaurateur, Rebecca Mascarenhas. …

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Lidl Takes Further Steps to Support British Farming and the Environment

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Earlier this year Lidl became the second supermarket to sign up to the National Farmer’s Union fruit and veg pledge. Following in the footsteps of fellow supermarket chain, Aldi, Lidl has cemented its commitment to working in a sustainable way and maintaining long-term relationships in the supply chain.

Lidl has worked with many …

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UberEats Launches in London and Presents New Opportunities to Restaurateurs

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Grocery think-tank, IGD, suggests UberEats – Uber’s new food delivery service – could offer a new opportunity for food manufactures. The body admitted that the advantages provided by UberEats would have to be “compelling” to convince businesses and consumers to move away from established delivery service providers such as Deliveroo and Just Eat but added …

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Chairman of Carluccio’s, Simon Kossoff To Step Down After 17 Years

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Long-standing chairman of Carluccio’s, Simon Kossoff, is stepping down after 17 years at the helm of the Italian restaurant franchise. A member of the founding team alongside the eponymous Antonio Carluccio, Kossoff has been responsible for building up the Carluccio’s brand and making a success of what now stands as a portfolio of over 100 …

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