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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

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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Lily Vanilli & Pearl's Cake and Cocktails

16 Jun 2014

Lily Vanilli & Pearl’s have joined forces for an evening of cake and cocktails on 17th June.

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World Cup & heatwave promise biggest BBQ's weekend in years

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.

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Gordon Ramsay Group expands into Asia

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.

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Junipalooza Gin Festival 7-8 June

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!

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Heston's The Perfectionists' Cafe arrives 4th June Heathrow

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.

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Martha Stewart Essentials Vegetarian Multivitamin Gummies

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.

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General Mills Launches Cheerios Protein

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.

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Arby's Smoke World Record - 13 hour long commercial!

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.

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National Selection contest for World Chocolate Masters

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.

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