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We take a look at Waitrose's new Summer sandwich range, and Nellie Nichols discusses how, with a few tweaks, M&S's Food on the Move should be a great success.

International Sandwich and Snack News magazine is the official journal of the British Sandwich Association (BSA), the UK body representing Sandwich makers, suppliers and retailers.

The magazine is published six times a year and distributed to retail buyers, caterers, sandwich bars and associated businesses in the industry.

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News
  • DUKE Street Capital has sold its Adelie Food Group business to India Hospitality Corp (IHC) for $350 million, who have pledged to make it a “global player.”
  • MARKS & Spencer has opened a trial venture called Food on the Move, by London's Baker Street underground station selling hot and cold takeaway food.
  • GREENCORE has acquired a third US sandwich manufacturer, Marketfare Foods, for £22.6million, giving them a foothold with the 7-Eleven chain for the first time.
  • PRET A Manger has expanded into France for the first time, with two new stores now open in Paris.
Nellie Nichols
  • M&S opened its new food to go trial concept in Baker Street, London at the end of last year. Unlike Sainsbury’s recently failed Fresh Kitchen trial, ‘Food on the Move’ is a more closely focused venture, which successfully combines hot and cold food, and should be a great success…. with a few tweaks, says Nellie Nichols.
Independent Profile
  • With so much competition everywhere, new sandwich bars need a USP to succeed. One way to get a real edge is by introducing bake-off. It’s just what Rachel’s of Windsor did, and they’re now reckoned to be one of the best operations in the town. Simon Ambrose paid a call ...
International
  • SSP’s new brand developments of MicCasa Burritos and nam-po show the increasing importance of authentic global street food, as well as consumers’ need for something different, says Sarah Jezard, chief commercial officer.
Focus
  • Waitrose’s new Summer sandwich range is the latest in a spate of retro launches, tapping both patriotic fervour and a return to simplicity to combat the uncertainties of the recession.
Sandwich Manufacturing
  • Sandwich manufacturer Raynor Foods, a former BSA manufacturer of the year, were seen as a ‘green’ leader following a visit by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Program), as part of their investigation into wastage in the prepared foods industry. Here’s a detailed look at what’s been achieved over the last few years.