A lot has changed since in the last 14 years….

2004

2004


The Hub is founded

2004

2004

Sainsbury’s becomes fist major supermarket to introduce ‘traffic light’ healthy eating labels
2005

2005

Social networking and online sharing takes off – Facebook followed by You Tube and Twitter closely followed

2006

New Nutritional Standards for School Lunches and Other Foods introduced by Education Secretary Alan Johnson

2007

Great Recession hits, followed by The Smoking Ban

2008

Figures for eating out in 2008 are down 11 per cent on the same period from last year and 39 pubs were closing every week.
2009

2009

Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust first to award The Soil Association’s Food for Life Catering Mark
2010

2010

Instagram launches in time for the introduction of the Apple iPad
2010

2010

Volcanic ash disruption costs London alone £102m in lost tourist spending, with hotel occupancy down by as much as 25%.
2011

2011

Nutrition and Hydration Week launched to raise awareness of the risks of malnutrition in care homes
2012

2012

Booker acquires Makro
2012

2012

London 2012 Olympic Games organisers ‘serve 14m meals’

2013

Horsemeat scandal
2013

2013

Deliveroo founded in London and now operates in over 200 cities
2014

2014

EU Food Information Regulation (FIR) allergen labelling enforced

2014

Introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

2015

Nationwide 5p charge on plastic bags introduced in England
2015

2015

As online delivery grows, Ocado exceeds £1bn in annual sales

2016

EU Referendum – UK votes to leave the EU and National Living Wage introduced
2017

2017

Tesco closes two distribution centres as Amazon launches AmazonFresh

2017/18

Huge changes in the Wholesale channel: o P&H goes into administration o Co-op buys Nisa o Tesco Booker takeover
2018

2018

KFC forced to close half its stores due to switching to non specialist food logistics DHL

2018

Introduction of Soft Drinks Industry Levy

2018

The Specialist Foodservice and Retail PR & Trade Marketing Agency celebrates its 14th Birthday

Happy Hubbie 14th Birthday

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