Industry News

In August 2020 the government announced that in 2021 the Single-Use Carrier Bag Charge would be increased to 10p and extended to all retailers in England. Since its introduction, use of carrier bags in the main supermarkets has reduced by 95% and the Government is keen to build on this success.  

Food to Go Trends to Watch in 2021 – free member presentation by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) - Wednesday, 27th January at 3 pm

During 2020, food-to-go retailers and specialists alike had to rethink every element of their food-to-go offering to adapt to the changes in consumer behaviour brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the number of people going vegan has risen over the past few years, 91% of vegans still struggle to find suitable ‘grab and go’ food options. But things are changing fast and what’s remarkable is how quickly vegan options are now becoming mainstream with a raft of recent new innovations in this space.

This article is an extract. For the fuller article, see the latest issue of Sandwich & Food to go News (which BSA members can access here).

The Sammies Awards are all about awarding excellence. From the New Sandwich Award to the Sandwich & Food to Go Retailer Award, The Sammies Awards are all about recognising the achievements of the industry and honouring those who have worked to advance the UK sandwich and food to go markets. 

Following the recent headlines surrounding the inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who passed away due to an allergic reaction after consuming a baguette containing sesame seeds, the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association would like to draw attention to the BSA guidelines on labelling published.

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