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Four ways to Choose the World you Want this Fairtrade Fortnight

By Martha Qureishi, Partnership Officer, Fairtrade This Fairtrade Fortnight, thousands of individuals, operators and major companies across the UK will raise the voices of farmers and workers. This year we’re asking you to ‘Choose the World You Want’ and to tell others about the challenges that farmers face from climate change. We will be hosting …

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Hospitality central to helping UK reach Net Zero targets, says Minister

By Tom Tanner This week’s debate in Parliament about the appointment of a Minister for Hospitality should have left the industry and the millions working in it, in no doubt that there is overwhelming cross party understanding of the plight of the industry and a need to extend support until restaurants and pubs can re-open …

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Save your energy for a greener year

By Robert Cheesewright, Director of Communications at Smart Energy GB With restaurants across the UK coping with the impact of the pandemic, reaching the moment that operation can resume at capacity is a work in progress for many people. But with financial matters likely to take priority, it’s important efforts to be sustainable remain on …

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Pubs get even peachier with ketchup made with pears

By Sophie Judd, Rubies in the Rubble By This October, we launched our sustainable tomato ketchup into the sustainably minded group of individual gastropubs, Peach Pubs.  At Rubies in the Rubble, we believe that food should be valued as a precious resource. That’s why our products are packed with delicious ingredients that would otherwise go …

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Our guide to avoiding lockdown foodwaste

With the impending closure of hospitality from Thursday, we’re keen as ever to reduce the chance of your well sourced ingredients, going to waste. If you’re looking at your restaurant kitchen’s cupboards and fridges and thinking your ingredients won’t survive the indefinite shelf life of lockdown, these are the organisations for you: OLIO What kind …

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What consumer research reveals about diners’ desire for sustainable dining

To understand better the demand for sustainable dining post-lockdown, we commissioned a consumer survey. In total 1,031 active diners from across the UK, between 21-23 September, told us about their eating our habits, their interest in the environment (before and after lockdown) and their willingness to translate their theoretical interest in sustainable food into positive decision about where and what to eat.  First up we …

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Diners ready to ditch their usual order when eating out to help out the planet

Countless surveys during (the first) lockdown recorded Britons’ increased interest in food – where it comes from, its real value and their desire to avoid wasting it where possible. We shared a number of these encouraging findings which pointed towards, if not definitively proving, the case for dishing up food with a shallow footprint and …

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(Super) Saturday: a new normal night out

By Andrew Stephen, CEO, the SRA It began where it all started. The Eagle in Farringdon has for decades been a pilot light for how pubs can do great food. Their approach: ingredients without compromise at small margins. To make it work, they’ve always huddled you in on little wooden chairs amassed around small tables …

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Six ways to wow your customers on Super Saturday

By Tom Tanner Independence Day, Super Saturday, the end of hibernation – whatever you’re choosing to call this weekend’s re-opening, for the more than 10,000 SRA Member kitchens readying themselves to serve customers on site again for the first time in more than three months, this is undoubtedly a massive moment. We’re as thrilled as …

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