Delivery 28th April

The Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association and the British Sandwich Association held a webinar on the subject of ‘Delivery’ on Thursday 28 April at 2.30pm.

With consumer demand for the convenience of delivery increasing, food businesses are under pressure to provide this service in order to maintain the volume of sales they need.

A Bit of Crystal Ball Gazing - 26th January 2022

This member webinar took place on Wednesday 26 January at 3.00 pm where foodservice expert Peter Backman discussed how he sees the market developing over the coming year, the likely pressures (financial, squeezed consumers etc) through to up and coming trends for 2022 (plant-based, delivery etc).

Streamlining Manufacturing for the Future

29/4/2021 at 2.30pm - Over the course of the pandemic there has been increased focus on lean manufacturing systems and removing people, paper and even audit visits from the equation. Even training has moved out of the classroom.   Has the pandemic led to permanent change and is a more technology enabled and streamlined approach that is here to stay? 

In this session we examined some of the trends from some of those leading this transformation:

Speakers included:

Mike WilsonChief Automation Officer, The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) set up to bridge the gap between academia and industry.     Mike discussed work they have been doing to increase automation in the food industry.

Simon Bos and Hugo Walker, Mezze, discussed the technology they have developed for streamlining order management systems and Customer Service within the UK FTG industry

Nick Edwards, Papaya UK, discussed how technology can provide real time compliance management information and communication within food manufacturing.

Members can login to get access to a recording of the webinar.

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The Future After Lockdown

The market is set to undergo changes as it emerges from lockdown but it is expected to bounce back strongly and grow beyond where it was before COVID arrived, according to researchers at Mealtrak who presented to a members meeting on 15th April 2021.