New Testimonial - Debbie King - Zorba Delicacies Ltd
Testimonial - Bespoke Trends Reporting
thefoodpeople recently produced a bespoke world wide trends report for us that was specific to our category and its adjacencies, we found it hugely inspirational and informative and added real credibility to our customer category reviews. A brilliant report that we keep reading over and over again and uncovering new inspiration.
Debbie King, Commercial Director, Zorba Delicacies Ltd
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16 Jun 2014
Lily Vanilli & Pearl’s have joined forces for an evening of cake and cocktails on 17th June.
13 Jun 2014
The UK’s unpredictable summers have given many food retailers a major headache in planning which types of fare to put out on their shelves.
Tesco now has a unique weather predicting system to help get the right products on the shelves for customers and save hundreds of thousands of pounds in food wastage.
The automated store ordering system, as it is known, combines weather data and customer behaviour over the last five years to produce pinpoint accurate predictions for demand in stores across the UK.
It can calculate accurately how much sales change in a region for every degree of temperature and every hour of sunshine. The system updates three times a day and within 30 minutes can re-calculate what foods need to be on the shop floor.
09 Jun 2014
Gordon Ramsay will be taking his London restaurants to Asia with the announcement that Bread Street Kitchen will be opening in central Hong Kong in September followed by further restaurants in the area and across the region later in the year and in 2015.
Operating as a consultancy and licensing arrangement, the Gordon Ramsay Group will be partnering with Dining Concepts in Hong Kong who specialise in the development of high quality experiences throughout the region.
05 Jun 2014
Junipalooza has been designed to celebrate GIN and the diversity now on offer. Taking all the elements from the UK's best food & drink festivals and assembling them into one space - it will truly be a unique occasion and the gin event of the year.
Junipalooza will feature immersive installations that combine botanicals, industrial warehousing and makers from around the globe. They will each be on hand sampling their gin, explaining how it's made and showcasing the finest gin related items. Let's face it, it's the only place to be if you love gin.
To boot, there will be a Drinks by the Dram shop there too, where over 60 different gins will be available to buy in 30ml sample-sized bottles. Perfect for exploring new gins at home!
02 Jun 2014
Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant, The Perfectionists’ Café, is set to open its doors on the 4th June with the unveiling of the multi-million pound new Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal, at Heathrow.
The Perfectionists’ Café takes inspiration from Heston’s In Search of Perfection television programmes and the In Search of Perfection book series in which he explored and reinvented Britain's favourite dishes through his unique, creative approach and his endless journey to question everything.
31 May 2014
Inergetics in partnership with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, have announced the launch of Martha Stewart™ Essentials Vegetarian Multivitamin Gummies. This chewable multivitamin for women is an extension of the Martha Stewart Essentials line of six supplements created with Inergetics in 2013 to support healthy, vibrant living for women at any age. The new gummies will be available at Walgreen's and other food and drug retailer outlets nationwide beginning this month.
29 May 2014
Today, America's No. 1 cereal, Cheerios announces the launch of Cheerios Protein – a family-friendly way for mom and dad to help their kids start the day on the right foot with 11g of protein with milk.
On a typical morning, 1 in 4 (26 percent) American families admit they are always running in a million directions and rushing out the door, according to a recent survey conducted by KRC Research for Cheerios Protein. While nearly 9 out of 10 (89 percent) parents see the importance of starting the day with a protein-rich breakfast, more than half (51 percent) admit there isn't time to prepare it.
Cheerios Protein offers a smart solution that can fit into these busy mornings by giving your family a kick-start to their day with long-lasting energy.
27 May 2014
Arby's made history today by setting a Guinness World Record for the longest television commercial ever aired. The Smokehouse Brisket sandwich, Arby's featured limited-time offer this May, is slow smoked for 13 long hours. In an effort to demonstrate the smoking process in its entirety, Arby's piloted an on-air commercial of just their brisket smoking in a smoker for 13 hours. The 13-hour spot aired on Saturday, May 24 and the Guinness World Record was confirmed shortly thereafter.
22 May 2014
Three master chocolatiers, Alecia Chan from Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Sassi Matteo from Sydney’s Choco Bean Catering and Rebecca Carins from Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School in Melbourne, will be competing on Sunday 25 May for the opportunity to represent Australia at the World Chocolate Masters next year in Paris.
20 May 2014
Beyond Zero Announces the Launch of their Innovative Series of Alcohol Freezing Ice Makers. This is the world's first ice machine which enables users to freeze wine and spirits into frozen solid ice to be served in alcoholic drinks. The drink made is a colder, smoother, stronger drink versus a cocktail diluted by regular ice.
19 May 2014
Have you dreamed of a raspberry lemon Mountain Dew, a Diet Pepsi flavored with vanilla and strawberry or a Brisk Iced Tea with a splash of cherry? Now if you can dream it, you can drink it with Pepsi Spire -- a portfolio of innovative fountain beverage dispensers that allow consumers to create more than 1,000 customized beverages with the touch of a button, while giving foodservice operators a choice of flexible and cost-effective equipment to pick from to best meet their needs. Pepsi Spire is now available in select U.S. locations and will continue to roll out through 2014.
15 May 2014
popchips inc., the innovative popped snack company, has launched the newest member to the award winning snack brand, popped veggie chips. The new great-tasting popchips veggie chips are popping up at retailers nationwide available in a 3 oz. bag.
12 May 2014
Any fashionista knows inspiration is everywhere, including the season's most colorful and craveable ingredients in Wendy's New Salad Collection. To celebrate National Salad Month, fashionistas who participate in Wendy's third #NewSaladCollection contest – a partnership with fashion website Polyvore – will be entered for a chance to win a "Fashion 411" phone call with actress and style icon Molly Sims plus a $1,000 grand prize.
09 May 2014
Launching on 23rd May 2014, Canela brings the diverse and exciting flavours of Portugal to Covent Garden. Featuring a menu of regional classics and specialities alongside modern plates and a dedicated wine list, Canela will serve up contemporary yet authentic Portuguese cuisine.
08 May 2014
Kellogg Company announced a new collaboration with Walmart to support the livelihoods of rice growers and sustainable rice growing practices around the world. Kellogg Company President and CEO John Bryant made the announcement during the recent Walmart Sustainable Product Expo, a three-day meeting with eight of the largest U.S.-based food companies focused on expanding the availability of products that sustain people and the environment.
05 May 2014
This spring, the Angry Orchard Cider Company is releasing a new year-round Cider House Collection specialty cider - The Muse. Inspired by the festive nature of slightly sweet demi-sec champagnes and sparkling wines, the cider makers at Angry Orchard experimented with select apple blends, wood-aging and fermentation methods to create this specialty release. The Muse is an effervescent, fruit-forward cider perfect for celebratory occasions or as an unconventional alternative to white wine.
29 Apr 2014
Danish restaurant Noma regained its title as the S.Pellegrino World's best Restaurant. After nine years on the list and three consecutive wins in 2010, 2011 and 2012, Noma celebrates once again as it returns to the coveted No.1 position. The results were announced at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, in London-an event widely considered to be the highlight of the global gastronomic calendar.