In an effort to trim food waste, Waitrose cuts out ‘best before’ dates

Waitrose is one of the many retailers in UK heeding the call to prevent food waste, and to that end, it is planning to remove “best before” dates on 500 of its products including fresh fruits and vegetables starting in September. The hope is that consumers won’t be so quick to toss away perfectly good […]

Fresh produce finding its place more frequently on pizza

Platforms. Everyone in menu research and development thinks about platforms for serving a wide variety of menu items. Platforms can be breads, tortillas, biscuits, baked potatoes or pizza crusts, and each of these platforms is a perfect perch for fresh produce. Pizza especially. Crispy or doughy crust, a savory sauce, melted cheese, and a blank […]

Boldly British recyclable packaging on vine tomatoes hits the mark for M&S

M&S has given its British Collection vine tomato packaging a beautiful and more sustainable upgrade, switching from plastic sleeves to a recyclable cardboard format. The new covers feature an open look at the tomatoes on top, with a much smaller film footprint, while the rest of the package is wrapped in the sustainable material and […]

Inflation, prices and profits: It’s a slippery slope

As we move forward in these inflationary times, the pressure increases on prices and, ultimately, sales and profits. Because of these pressures, upper management demands for increased sales and profits are reaching crisis levels. These financial measures become the total focus for upper management (especially those who are publicly held) and command the utmost attention […]

EU’s plan to go green will boost innovation, but costs will rise, too

Companies and citizens of the European Union (EU) will not be able to escape the fact that there is no such thing as a free lunch and there are costs to “greening” the union. The European Green Deal is the name of the EU’s overarching policy that aims to make the EU climate neutral in […]

Sainsbury’s offers £1 million opportunity for Black food entrepreneurs

UK retailer Sainsbury’s along with Foundervine and Mission Ventures are committing £1 million toward a 16-week “incubator programme” that will specifically be earmarked for food startup companies led by Black entrepreneurs. The three businesses said Thrive with Sainsbury’s will effort to help ethnic minorities both navigate the challenges of the industry as well as provide the […]