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Developments in Demand Forecasting

Following the work we did last year looking at developments in demand forecasting, the Association has invited De Montfort University to present at the next Technical Forum meeting.

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Sammies Shortlists Announced

Yes folks, the moment we've all been waiting for. Who's in the running for the much coveted Sammies Awards 2017?

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Brexit fears fuelling sandwich bar staff churn and recruitment problems

Staff churn and recruitment is becoming a mounting problem for sandwich bars, fuelled by EU national Brexit concerns and a lack of British applicants for jobs.

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Greencore continues strong revenue growth in food to go

Greencore Group recorded revenue of £417.0m in the 13 weeks to 30 December 2016, an increase of 17.1% on the prior year, driven mainly by growth in its food to go business.

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South Staffs sandwich bar fined for food hygiene offences

A South Staffordshire sandwich bar has been fined after food safety inspectors found areas of the kitchen encrusted with grease and other infringements.

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Street Eats launches gluten-free products

Food to go manufacturer Street Eats has unveiled four new gluten-free products, reaffirming its commitment to providing an extensive offering for consumers with specialist dietary requirements.

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Compass Group launches first in-house food to go range

Compass Group UK & Ireland, reckoned to be the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has launched its first bespoke chilled food to go range, ‘Chop Chop’, which includes sandwiches, salads, snack pots, paninis, toasties and fruit pots.

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Winners of the first Fish Finger Sandwich Awards

Gabrielle Sander from Enfield and Chris Lanyon of Chapel Café, Cornwall, are the King and Queen of the fish finger sandwich, as their creations beat stiff competition to see them crowned winners of the Public and Professional categories respectively at the inaugural Birds Eye Fish Finger Sandwich Awards.

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'Office Workers are Stuck in a Sandwich Rut'

Millions of office workers are eating the same lunch every single day, according to a new study commissioned by Hain Daniels’ New Covent Garden Soup.

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Poor weather in Spain and Italy affects some salad crops

Extreme weather conditions in continental Europe, from snow to frost and torrential rain, are impacting some supplies of lettuce and other fresh vegetables to the retail and foodservice sectors in the UK and Ireland.

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Cranks and M&S target vegetarian and vegan food to go

Cranks and M&S have both targeted the fast-growing vegetarian and vegan sector with new ranges. 

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DEFRA - prevention zone for free range egg

Labelling of egg products as Free Range could be affected by a continuation of the DEFRA Prevention Zone.

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BSA Breakthrough on Waste

Thousands of tonnes of food that might otherwise have gone to waste could now become available for feeding the homeless, vulnerable and needy in society following an agreement between the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association (BSA) and Government agencies.

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Making Brexit Work

In a letter to David Davis MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Jim Winship, BSA Director, sets out our industry's case and what needs to happen to make it a success for our industry. Read the content of his letter below. 

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Events Calendar

January 2018

25th - Management Committee Meeting
(Greencore, Sheffield)

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BSA Futures Conference Presentations

The BSA AGM and Conference focussed on the role of technology in shaping the future of the sandwich and food to go industry. 

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BSA Futures Report 2016

Launched at the BSA AGM and Conference in Birmingham on Wednesday 19 October 2016, this unique report looks at the role of technology in our industry. 

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Seafish Guidance on Tuna

Seafish’s regulation team has recently been made aware of an issue with tuna fish that is potentially being imported into the UK. This is an open letter to all members concerned with the use of Tuna. 

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Guidance on Gluten

The Food Standards Agency has issued a guidance note regarding the use of gluten labelling which takes affect from July 20.

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What’s Hot in the USA May 2016

Member special offer: Horizons are offering our members a 21% discount off their report ‘What’s Hot in the USA May 2016’ - £75 rather than £95 - during June only!

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