Food Packaging: More Environmentally Friendly

Food packaging suppliers have a lot of things to take into consideration when it comes to the design of their products. In addition to providing food packaging that is attractive, convenient and effective, suppliers must strive to meet - and exceed - many environmental standards. Those standards are influenced by three key groups: consumers, commercial entities like businesses, and governments. As more and more people around the globe are becoming aware of - and concerned about - the impact of pollution on the environment, more considerations have to be made about the impact that various products will have on the ecosystem. Packaging supplies are no exception to this rule.

Food Service Industries, Restaurants, Catering- Have Your Staff Keep it Clean

Nothing beats a clean and spotless restaurant or food services operation to create and keep your reputation be it restaurant , catering operation bar or cafeteria. Having clear and well laid out policies and procedures for your food service operation are crucial to your business success.

It cannot be overstated and overemphasized that basic opening and closing routines and procedures are an important as well as vital part of cleanliness and overall hygiene.  It can be simply said that during the "opening" process and procedure that you are confirming that everything is up to snuff and "Bristol shipping standards",  and that your establishment or ready to prepare meals for the upcoming day , event or events.  On the converse during the closing, you preserve and retain any products for the next shift or shifts in line.  In the same vein you are ensuring that you are taking care of things - It only takes a crumb or two in the garbage for problems to start , and then you are at the mercy of your local pest control service.  Once kitchen pests have infested your areas they are most difficult to eradicate. In the food services and hospitality industries prevention if key and first and foremost.  Lastly you are making sure that all is neat and clean, that all surfaces are free of grease, dirt and grime for best appearances as well as for safety to avoid slips and spills on the next working shift or event, or hosted events.

'Forgive me, Eye repent' - Victory for Honest Food Labelling Campaigner

Food giant Birds Eye has dropped the words 'Great British Menu' from its packaging in what is being seen as a victory for the Honest Food Labelling campaigners.

The misleading packaging was highlighted by food champion Rob Ward, Food Marketing expert, when he launched Honest Labelling campaign to name and shame producers who con shoppers into thinking items are British or home-made when they are not.

Following an investigation for the BBC, which started in this Summer, Rob has uncovered numerous examples of misleading labelling. 'More than 2,000 people visited the website in the first week.' explains Rob. They voted for the 'Angels' and 'Sinners' of the food packaging world.

Farmer hits out at food forgeries, campaign to name and shame counterfeit food launches

Some of Britain's food producers are duping supermarket shoppers with fake food - hiding the real source of ingredients and using underhand tactics to confuse the buyer, a leading food expert revealed today.

Rob Ward, a UK authority on provenance, champion of local food and farmer, lifts the lid on some of the scurrilous tricks employed by major companies in a new series of 'Rip-off Britain' on BBC1.

Rob has launched an honest labelling campaign - in a bid to fight food forgery, urging the British public to help name and shame the worst offenders and praise those producers who get it right.

In some of the most blatant examples, manufacturers litter packaging with St George's flags to convey Englishness even though only one of the minor ingredients is home-sourced.

Current Trends in Foodservice and How They Affect the Marketing Mix of American Restaurants

by Gillian Folkes and Allen Wysocki

Currently, the restaurant industry accounts for four percent of the U.S. gross domestic product and is the nation's second largest employer next to the Federal government (Dumagan and Hackett, 1995). Seventy-five percent of restaurant customers report a significant increase in the number of restaurants from which they have to choose compared to only two years ago (NRA, 2001). Because of growing competition between restaurants, it is not surprising to see restaurant owners paying more attention to growing trends in Americans' eating habits. Restaurants that follow even the most minute trends could see a change in their market share and survivability. This paper will look at five of the largest food service trends in the United States and how to adapt to a more contemporary marketing mix.