Foodservice

Bidvest Foodservice changes name to Bidfood

Bidvest Foodservice is to change its trading name to Bidfood.

Young consumers targeted as driving food retail

Farmers are being told to position themselves to meet obstacles as the food retail sector is expected to be impacted by the current political climate.

Foodservice sector offered advice ahead of Great British Beef Week

With the run-up to Great British Beef Week (GBBW) under way, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has provided foodservice operators with tips on getting the most out of British beef.

Brazilian meat giant launches European foodservice platform

BRF Europe looks to expand in foodservice with the launch of an online platform positioning itself as a partner of choice for poultry.

Linden Foods launches gourmet burger range

Northern Irish meat processor Linden Food Group has introduced a new 20-strong range of gourmet burgers.

Sharing mini roasts to drive Great British Beef Week

Foodservice operators are being encouraged to embrace roast beef as a mini sharing dish to promote beef in the run-up to Great British Beef Week (GBBW).

Meat company faces court over lying to customers

A now-defunct meat company is facing trial over allegedly deceiving its customers.

Finalists announced for Chefs Choice Awards

Finalists have been announced for the Chefs Choice Awards, created by Meat Trades Journals sister title The Grocer, in association with Food Innovation Solutions, to showcase the best work of foodservice suppliers.

Welsh beef finds new market in Singapore restaurant

The first shipment of Celtic Pride Welsh Beef to Singapore will soon be enjoyed in one of the countrys most esteemed restaurants.

Exclusive: Gen Y market worth 85m for Welsh lamb

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) wants to accelerate demand for PGI Welsh Lamb with millennials, who represent an untapped opportunity worth 85m.

Bidvest Foodservice adds 140 trendy foods to menu

Bidvest Foodservice has added 140 new products to its catalogue of foods and beverages for the summer menu, with premium burgers and American-style beef ribs expected to be popular.

Welsh meat industry welcomes new US Administration

With the USs new commander-in-chief seated in the Oval Office, the Welsh red meat industry said that it is looking forward to working with President Trump to open up the market for lamb and beef exports.

Greggs launches delivery service in London

Sausage rolls, pasties and steak bakes are now available for delivery in the UKs capital city.

UK meat exporters strengthen ties with US market

A selection of meat exporters travelled to Washington DC last week to receive training on meeting US regulatory requirements for beef and lamb imports.

Teachers help students understand meat provenance

North Welsh teachers have been shown the importance of communicating food origins to their students.

Innovation at the forefront of Northern Irish meat industry

Northern Irelands red meat, pork, poultry and fish sectors have been encouraged to embrace innovation in developing their industry.

Consumer demands in the halal sector to enter the spotlight

With the halal market increasing, customers needs will be the main topic discussed at an upcoming halal industry event next month.

Working barbecue shack hits the streets of London

Meat Lust part of The Flava People group has launched the Bare Bones Tour, a double-decker bus transformed into a fully operating barbecue shack.

Whitbread defends lasagne following accusations of misleading menu listings

Catering operator Whitbread has defended its lasagne listing on its menus after The Sun claimed it had secretly been adding pork to its beef lasagne.

Leonards develops new butchery seasoning ranges

Leonards has launched two new ranges of seasonings for the retail and catering sectors.

Samworth Brothers acquires West Cornwall Pasty Co

The West Cornwall Pasty Co has been successfully sold to Samworth Brothers for an undisclosed sum.

Pre-packed English Quality Standard Meat beef goes on sale in Hong Kong and Macau

Quality Standard Mark English beef products pre-packed in the UK have been launched in Hong Kong and Macau for the first time.

Europe's largest microwaving centre unveiled in Derbyshire

Cold storage food provider Rick Bestwick has revealed its new up-tempering facility is ready for production.

Top London restaurants and chef join Welsh Lamb Club

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has extended membership of its Welsh Lamb Club to include one of Londons top chefs, and four of the capitals restaurants.

Foodservice sector being warned of rising inflation

Foodservice operators have been told that they are on the front line of rising inflation.

Toppings Pies heads to the Channel Islands

Yorkshire-based family bakery firm, The Topping Pie Company, has secured listings with The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society.

British beef eyes up China

Progress has been made in exporting British beef into China, following a successful visit by Chinese officials.

Hot dog company secures contract with the Welsh Rugby Union

Moms Fabulous Hot Dogs has entered into a new partnership with the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Northern Ireland pushes export opportunities for meat and poultry

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has launched a report into the impact that Brexit will have on the local food and drink sector.

Steakhouse raises thousands for children's cancer charity

Diners at London Steakhouse Co have helped raise 4,293.50 for cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

James Burden completes acquisition of Kentas of London

Smithfield meat and poultry wholesaler James Burden Limited has completed its acquisition of Kentas of London.

Progress made in developing markets for Welsh meat in Asia

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) founded a Welsh Lamb Club in Hong Kong last week, marking a sign of progress for Welsh exports to Asia.

JJ Food Service opens new depot in Dagenham

Wholesale cash and carry retailer JJ Food Service has opened its 11th site in Dagenham.

Irish beef promotion builds on German success

Bord Ba, the Irish food board, has launched an Irish beef promotion with the Maredo steakhouse chain, a market leader in Germany.

CP Foods announces acquisition of The Foodfellas Ltd

CP Foods (UK) has revealed that it has acquired a controlling interest in The Foodfellas Ltd.

Welsh Lamb eyes up fashion capital

Italy is being targeted as an area to lift PGI Welsh Lamb exports, by connecting producers from Wales with international chefs.

Game meat at the forefront for Welsh consumers

Pheasant, venison and duck are among the meats that will enter centre stage for Wales consumers as part of a new project.

New buffet range unveiled in time for foodservice category

Mini steak and ale pies, pork and chorizo sliders and duck gyozas are among Caterforces new buffet range.

Manchester takeaway fined for substituting meat

A Rochdale takeaway restaurant has been hit with a 6,000 fine after being found guilty of substituting meat in meals.

ABP and Fane Valleys Slaney deal approved by European Commission

The European Commission (EC) has approved the joint acquisition of Slaney Foods JV and Slaney Proteins by ABP Group and Fane Valley.

Northern Irish chorizo market heats up

A new chilli-flavoured smoked chorizo product has been launched by Corndale Charcuterie, based in Limavady in Co Derry.

BPC chairman sets out challenges for poultry sector

British Poultry Council (BPC) chairman John Reed has highlighted the challenges facing the countrys poultry meat sector.

Food trends: roast dinner on the rise in Britain

Britons are eating more roast dinners than they did in 2015, according to meat consumption data from the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Kantar Worldpanel.

Hawksmoor to open sixth restaurant in London

A sixth Hawksmoor restaurant is due to be opened in London. Located on Winchester Walk near Borough Market, the 140-cover restaurant, Hawksmoor Borough, is due to open in February 2017.

Cabrito and Farm Africa team up for #Goatober

UK goat meat producer James Whetlor of Cabrito has teamed up with development charity Farm Africa for the first-ever #Goatober.

Riverford cuts meat prices and trims range

Riverford, the organic food delivery company, has lowered the price and size of its meat boxes to attract new consumers after research found UK meat demand was falling.

Black pudding enthusiasts unite on the continent

Managing director of the Real Lancashire Black Pudding Co, Andrew Holt, last week met with a selection of other blood sausage producers dedicated to promoting the product throughout Europe.

JJ Food Service boosts seafood customer base

In an effort to increase its presence within the seafood category, JJ Food Service has purchased Sykes Seafoods local delivery operation, based out of Sykes, Manchester.

British vets call for mandatory animal welfare labelling

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling for mandatory method of production food labelling on meat and dairy products.

Wales eyes up Germany to develop markets

PGI Welsh Lamb could soon have a more dominant presence on German menus, as trade supplier TransGourmet has added products to its listings.

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