All articles by Maria Bracken

Maria Bracken

Deals & rumours – General Mills, Ruixing Coffee, True Food Kitchen

Deals and acquisitions are happening all over the world, every second of every day. Find out who has been merging with who in our latest round up…

Premier Foods celebrates Q1 growth

International foodservice firm Premier Foods yesterday (18 July) announced its Q1 trading update for the 13 weeks to 30 June – celebrating ‘another quarter of growth’ with group sales up 1.7%.

Sustainable packaging is becoming an increasingly high priority for consumers, says GlobalData

Consumers are increasingly putting pressure on manufacturers to improve the impact that packaging has on the environment, with ethical packaging now becoming a ‘must have’ quality when purchasing a product, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

TUCO gears up for annual conference

Set to take place later this month (23-25 July), The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) is preparing for its annual conference at the University of Hull (Yorkshire).

Gluten free cakes at Pearl & Groove Bakery, Notting Hill

In this video we speak to Serena Whitefield, founder of Pearl & Groove about why she decided to open a fully gluten free bakery and how they go about making cakes and baked goods without using gluten based flour and other ingredients.

Revenue up for SSP – Q3 trading results published today

International food and drink travel operator SSP Group has today (17 June) published its third quarter trading update – revealing a 7.3% increase in total group revenue for the three months from 1 April to 30 June.

TUCO welcomes three new board members

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has made three senior appointments to ‘replace (two) retiring directors’ and bring a ‘fresh perspective’ to the organisation.

GlobalData -Top 10 UK restaurant operators by revenue

Here are the UK’s top 10 restaurant operators by revenue, compiled by GlobalData analysts. The list includes top brands by 2017 revenue from the QSR, FSR and coffee and tea shop channels, giving a broader view of leading operators in these three key channels.

June heatwave and football boosts Britain’s pub takings, according to Coffer Peach Business Tracker

Britain’s pubs enjoyed a mini sales boom in June thanks to the hot weather and the start of the World Cup, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker can confirm.

TUCO announces 2018 Awards finalists

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has this morning (13 July) revealed the shortlist for its annual awards – recognising the outstanding commitment and dedication, initiatives and bright ideas of its members.