All articles by Katie Imms

Katie Imms

Travel operator SSP to enter Bahraini market with new airport deal

Food and drink travel operator SSP is to establish itself on the Bahraini market, having signed a deal with the Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) to open 17 outlets there.

Trade body UKHospitality warns new obesity plans could burden sector

Trade association UKHospitality has warned that the government’s plan to “half childhood obesity by 2030” could have significant impact on the sector.

UK government announces plan to ‘half childhood obesity by 2030’

The UK government has today (25 June) revealed a new plan to ‘half childhood obesity by 2030’ – with latest figures claiming one in three children are overweight or obese by the age of 11.

Global services firm Sodexo announces board changes

Facilities management company Sodexo has today (21 June) announced changes to its board of directors following the resignation of two members.

Exclusive interview Q&A – Jon Knight, chief executive, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

Chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Jamie Oliver has faced much scrutiny this year – not least for the highly publicised failing of his Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group. With a string of closures, including 12 Jamie’s Italians and his flagship Barbecoa (Piccadilly), it is safe to say that 2018 didn’t get off to the best start for the famous ‘30-Minute Meals’ chef. But with chief executive Jon Knight at the helm, the group is in for a drastic turnaround… or at least if he has his way. As told by Katie Imms, reporter on Verdict Foodservice.

British caterers CH&Co and Harbour & Jones merge

UK catering companies CH&Co Group and Harbour & Jones have this week announced a merger deal, to “allow them to continue to compete and grow” in the business and industry, leisure, heritage, events, and education sectors.

Seniors prioritise healthy eating too, survey finds

A new study has found that senior consumers are buying into the healthy food trend, and would like to see more options on their residence dining menus.

SSP announces €428 million contract with Montparnasse station

Food and drink travel operator SSP is to open 22 new outlets at Paris’ Montparnasse station, as part of a €428 million contract it announced this week (5 June).

Packaging specialist Huhtamaki acquires 70% of cup manufacturing business

Huhtamaki, the Finnish food and drink packaging specialist, has acquired 70% of cup manufacturer CupPrint, in a €22 million deal announced last week (1 June).

Compass Group appoints Michelin-stared chef as brand culinary director

Compass Group UK & Ireland had welcomed chef David Simms back to the business, who will assume his new role as culinary director of Restaurant Associates and Levy Leisure this month (June).