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Sodexo embraces wonky fruit and veg to eliminate food waste

As part of its commitment to prevent unnecessary food waste, Sodexo has launched its own wonky veg initiative, known as Wasteful to Tasteful, to help reduce the volume of grade B* fruit and vegetables being thrown away or left to ...

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NEC Group acquired by Blackstone

Private equity company, Blackstone, has acquired events venue operator the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Group from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. Founded in 1976, the NEC has grown into the UK’s live events business of choice ...

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Wilson Vale makes a move for the future

Independent catering company, Wilson Vale, has moved into its new eco-friendly corporate headquarters in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Designed and built to Wilson Vale’s specification, the new building now houses Wilson Vale’s head office team of 35 and its growing operations team ...

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Leading food companies form Global Coalition for Animal Welfare

Seven leading food companies have joined forces to launch the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) – the world’s first food industry-led initiative aimed at advancing animal welfare globally. The global platform unites major companies and animal welfare experts in improving ...

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AiP starts school term with 30 new catering deals

Alliance in Partnership (AiP), a specialist in education catering, has started the new school term with the mobilisation of more than 30 new school contracts, worth £3.6million, to include schools in London, Staffordshire, Herefordshire and for the first time in Cambridgeshire. ...

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Sodexo rolls out ‘Five Foodie Days’ menu in primary schools

Sodexo has expanded its modern school food brand, Food & Co. by Sodexo, to state primary schools. ‘Five Foodie Days’ is specifically designed for primary school children and offers a modern, fresh approach to school food. All 66 primary schools ...

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Norse extends school catering portfolio

Norse schools’ catering division has been awarded new contracts worth over £877,000 and taken on its first school in Peterborough. The schools include Littleport Primary in Cambridgeshire, Ranelagh Primary and Rushmere Primary in Ipswich, and Elton Primary in Peterborough. Commenting ...

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Centrepoint calls on contract caterers to share a smile for charity

This autumn will see Centrepoint bring the nation together to create the first ever Soupathon. The youth homelessness charity is enlisting the help of contract caterers to turn the nation into Souper Troupers, with the aim of more than 3,000 ...

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ISS lands five-year catering deal

ISS has won a five-year contract to provide catering services to Hawkley Hall High School, a mixed secondary school with over 1,000 students on roll, situated to the west of Wigan. The school is part of the multi-academy trust, The ...

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Service industry specialists join BaxterStorey’s Service Academy

BaxterStorey has appointed Diego Masciaga and Alessandro Fasoli as mentors on the company’s training initiative, the Service Academy. The Service Academy was launched earlier this year and BaxterStorey is the first foodservice business in the UK to be accredited as ...

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