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giraffe Restaurants Expand their UK Presence with NFS

20 Aug 2014

As the giraffe Restaurant chain embarks on a major expansion programme across the UK, Aloha restaurant point of sale software from NFS Technology Group has been selected to deliver a great customer experience, whilst helping to streamline operations.

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DRY Soda Launches the Category's First Discovery Pack

19 Aug 2014

DRY Soda Co., the Seattle-based brand that is at the forefront of the better-for-you soda movement with its less-sweet, natural beverages, will be launching its first Discovery Pack this summer. Inspired by the thriving discovery / variety pack trend in the craft beer sector, DRY Soda's Discovery Pack is the first in the rapidly growing craft soda industry, which is now the primary revenue driver growing the larger carbonated soft drink category.

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National Burger Day 2014

14 Aug 2014

Wednesday 27 August 2014 is Mr Hyde’s second #NationalBurgerDay and Tweat Up are throwing a huge party to celebrate. This year's party will feature 12 of the biggest names across the World of Burger and they're all fired up to serve you some of the beefiest, juiciest, tastiest burgers you've ever laid eyes on.

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Kellogg Co new responsible sourcing & conservation goals

13 Aug 2014

Building on the company's heritage, Kellogg announced today new social and environmental commitments that will enrich the lives of consumers and farmers while supporting the environment. "This company was founded on the belief that there's an inherent goodness in grains and that continues to hold true today," said John Bryant, Kellogg Company chairman of the board and chief executive officer. "We are committed to nourishing families so they can flourish and thrive. Our new sustainability goals will help us do this by delivering high-quality grains in a responsible way that enriches the lives of consumers and agricultural growers around the world."

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Single Serve Hummus and Pita Chip To Go

11 Aug 2014

Feeding the growing consumer desire for healthier grab-and-go snack options, Tribe, the second-leading hummus brand in the U.S., announces the launch of its new, single-serving To Go pack.

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Tiny doors found in Philadelphia trees open big imaginations

08 Aug 2014

All over the USA, tiny doors have been popping up in trees, bringing to life the possibility that elves really do exist. To open kids' imaginations and reacquaint families with the magic of elves, Keebler™, in collaboration with arborists and local artists, are installing tiny doors in Franklin Square Park …but they'll only be around for a limited time.

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McDonalds® introduces New Shakin' Flavour Fries

06 Aug 2014

At McDonald's restaurants throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region, USA customers are, for a limited time, able to order a new menu item. Shakin' Flavour Fries allow guests to customize McDonald's Fries with one of three delicious seasoning flavours: Garlic Parmesan, Spicy Buffalo or Zesty Ranch.

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PareUP free mobile App - reduce food waste

04 Aug 2014

Save Money. Reduce Waste. Pare Up. Everyone loses when food gets thrown away. PareUp is a mobile marketplace for surplus or unsold food.

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Cocktails in the City

30 Jul 2014

Last night thefoodpeople attended the preview event of Cocktails In the City. An event that brings together your favourite bars from across London and places them under one roof! Along with cocktail making master classes from the best bartenders around and, to soak it all up, food from Bubbledogs. Not to mention soulful sounds from leading DJ’s and the Harvey Nichols Beauty SOS team so you can sit back and be pampered while you sip away at your cocktail!

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Leon, Starbucks & EAT to host Keynotes at Lunch! 2014

25 Jul 2014

Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon and a founding director of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, Steve Flanagan, UK marketing and category director at Starbucks, and Sarah Doyle, brand director at EAT. are just three of the big name Keynote speakers already confirmed to appear at this year’s lunch! show, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 23-24 September 14.

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Eternal Energy 10 hour time release energy shot

25 Jul 2014

Michigan-based LXR Biotech is proud to announce the launch of Eternal Energy TR (time release) - a premium 1.93 oz energy shot that provides energy and focus for up to 10 hours- twice as long as the category leader.

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History being made as English apricot industry starts up

23 Jul 2014

It’s taken several years of careful preparation but 2014 will go down in agricultural history as the year that the UK got its own apricot industry. While very small amounts of English grown apricots have appeared on supermarket shelves over the last few years this is the first time that any substantial volume has been available. For the next six weeks fruit lovers will be able to buy 15 tonnes of high quality apricots grown near Staplehurst, Kent in the heart of the garden of England in 200 Tesco stores across the UK.

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Smeg launches small fridge with a whole lot of cool!

22 Jul 2014

Smeg, the Italian appliances brand known for its iconic 50s style refrigeration, launches the FAB5 mini fridge in four colors including black, orange, cream and red. The compact fridge is packed with features including an adjustable thermostat, 2 shelves with 5 height options, a bottle holder, snack compartment, ice tray, silent noise level and internal LED lighting.

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The Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie

16 Jul 2014

Pizza Hut, the world's largest pizza company, and The Hershey Company, the leading manufacturer of quality chocolate in North America, have announced plans to team up and bring a portfolio of quality, great-tasting desserts to Pizza Hut.

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MAGNUM® creates America's Most Fashionable Chocolate Dessert

11 Jul 2014

MAGNUM® Ice Cream, the brand recognized for its unique fashion partnerships since its U.S. launch in 2011, announced today a first-of-its-kind collaboration between American fashion designer Christian Siriano and James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini to create "America's Most Fashionable Chocolate Dessert."

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Doritos® Loaded Snacks launched at 7-Eleven® Stores

09 Jul 2014

Doritos Loaded is a new snack, triangular in shape, loaded with melted cheese and encrusted with bold Doritos Nacho Cheese flavor. The melted-on-the-inside, crunchy-on-the-outside, nacho cheese creation is a portable, easy-to-eat hot snack.

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Coffee & Cigarette Rum

04 Jul 2014

'Stolen Rum' have introduced a coffee & cigarette flavoured rum in the USA. Their handcrafted approach infuses fine Caribbean rum with roasted coffee bean and smoke flavours, delivering a unique style of spiced rum.

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Made In Nature and pacific Northwest Kale Chips merge

03 Jul 2014

Made In Nature and Pacific Northwest Kale Chips are thrilled to announce they are joining forces to take a prominent position in the healthy snacking category. Made In Nature, based in Boulder, Colo., is the number one selling organic dried fruit company in the US and is rapidly expanding into other healthy snacking and ready-to-eat categories.

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Reminder - Subscribers only Mexico 'buy it now' report

30 Jun 2014

Reminder to all our subscribers to foodwatching, our 'buy it now' Mexico report is available. South America is on every foodies – and football fans’ – lips at the moment, with the rise of these new cuisines. While the central American country of Mexico may not be a new culinary trend things are beginning to change within this cuisine with many global high profile influential chefs championing the real food of Mexico and street food trucks around the world serving authentic Mexican fare as well as a significant rise in the number of Mexican dishes and ingredients on menus.

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Nando's on Top When it Comes to Social Media

30 Jun 2014

Casual dining restaurant Nando's has topped the very first Food and Beverage Social Media Benchmark from eDigitalResearch with more followers on both Facebook and Twitter than any other food and beverage brand. Nando's have nearly 3million followers on Facebook - over 1.4million more than second place TGI Friday's. eDigitalResearch found that Nando's run a creative and integrated social media campaign. Promotions, such as their current 'Finger Selfies' campaign, encourages customers to get involved with the brand when they're in branch, ultimately sharing their Nando's experience and spreading the word with their online friends - something Nando's hopes will encourage more customers through the doors.

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Sailor Jerry is rocking up at Grillstock, Manchester

27 Jun 2014

The weekend is just around the corner...and there’s something pretty damn awesome going on in Manchester. On Saturday and Sunday at Grillstock, a two day festival of meat, music & mayhem, Sailor Jerry will be serving up its spiced rum cocktails alongside an unforgettable BBQ.

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New Coconut Chips debut at Summer Fancy Food Show

27 Jun 2014

Dang Foods, manufacturer of the nation's top selling coconut chip, unveils three new flavors at the Summer Fancy Food Show taking place at the Javits Center, June 29 – July 1, 2014. Crunchy, toasted coconut meets Fair Trade Certified Dark Chocolate and tart Greek Yogurt in two new coated flavors delicious straight from the bag or as a decadent topping. Both are available in 2.0 oz. pouches.

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The Little Kitchen Harvest Begins Its Growth In The UK

25 Jun 2014

Specialist micro plant cultivator The Little Kitchen Harvest is set to hit the UK marketplace with an exclusive range of innovative micro plants. The unique plants have been developed to meet the current consumer trend of ‘micro leaf cuisine’ and produce a sequence of harvests in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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Aloha Superfood Powder In Chocolate Cacao and Berry Blend

20 Jun 2014

ALOHA announced today the launch of limited edition Chocolate Cacao and Berry Blend variations of its popular The Daily Good superfood powder. Chocolate Cacao and Berry Blend join the original The Daily Good superfood powder which was launched in January 2014, and became an instant hit among health and nutrition enthusiasts. All three variations of ALOHA's The Daily Good can be purchased at ALOHA.com.

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Nutrition Bars Inspired by the Mediterranean Diet

18 Jun 2014

Mediterra® the first company to introduce all-natural nutrition bars inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, today launched six new unique flavors including truly savory-flavored bars that contain healthful ingredients such as sundried tomatoes, olives and basil. Featuring various fruits, vegetables and grains, the Mediterra® bars provide different snacking options for throughout the day. All bars are all-natural, non-GMO and Gluten-Free. The MSRP is $1.99.

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