Christmas 2012 overall was mainly a poor showing, with shoppers flocking to buy on-line rather than visiting a store. Even Tesco, trumpeting that sales had increase year-on-year, did not point out that last Christmas turnover had been way down – a small increase this year was better than 2011, but that was all. In all, […]
Trends in the frozen food industry in Europe, ready meals, ice cream, frozen vegetables and other industries.
Fierce competition among some of the most important companies active on the quick service restaurant market has led to a slow-down in sales and profit recorded during this year’s third quarter, on the background of the worldwide recession. Fast food operator Burger King Worldwide Inc announced that during the third quarter of 2012, system-wide comparable […]
While a large part of the United States is battling “extreme and exceptional” drought as the American government has called it, the United Kingdom has been faced with heavy rainfall in early summer, in what now is known as “the wettest drought” in years. Neither appears to be very good news for potato production. According […]
In Britain shoppers have taken to the concept of Food Courts. They like the convenience, and finding a choice of foods in one area. The ‘usual’ fast food outlets are in evidence, but some enterprising outlets are taking advantage of the increasing footfall, and testing the market for healthier and more specialized menus. Restaurants and […]