Interest in where food comes from, as well as changes in restaurant spending will both be driving the foodservice rollercoaster in 2012, according to Mintel’s latest report. “Overall, restaurant economic prospects for 2012 look positive,” said Eric Giandelone, foodservice director at Mintel.
A website targeted at small food and drink suppliers and start ups, www.foodanddrinktowers.com, has predicted 10 top trends for 2012. They are: 1. Regional producers get a boost The food&drink towers Ten Top Trends for 2012 Survey identified authenticity, provenance and
A new shopping concept, which bundles online orders from independent businesses to deliver to shoppers in one order, has been launched in Hertfordshire. Called Tilia, the business aims to represent and support thousands of small shops and retailers and help
Frooly, an online marketplace for local and independent retailers to set up their own online stores free of charge, launches today. It aims to provide independent retailers with an online space to reach their local communities on a city by
According to Mintel, the local claim on US restaurant menus has grown by a healthy 13% in the past year. As identified in the 2011 foodservice trends, Mintel Menu Insights sees a push toward indigenous ingredients, taking the local trend a
Matthew Hopkinson, director at retail location data and insight provider, The Local Data Company, highlights the key topics debated at the Retail Week Conference, 16-17 March 2011 Stand still and you get run over. This is certainly true in the
Local shops have criticised ‘superfluous’ underage sales legislation proposed by the Government in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. The Bill proposes increasing the maximum fine for persistently selling alcohol to children from £10,000 to £20,000. It also increases
Local Shops have reacted angrily to today’s announcement Ministers have not reached a decision on whether to implement the tobacco display ban. According to the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), The Public Health White Paper published today further confused the