A lot has changed in the last 14 years….
The Hub is founded
Sainsbury’s becomes fist major supermarket to introduce ‘traffic light’ healthy eating labels
Social networking and online sharing takes off – Facebook followed by You Tube and Twitter closely followed
New Nutritional Standards for School Lunches and Other Foods introduced by Education Secretary Alan Johnson
Great Recession hits, followed by The Smoking Ban
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.
Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust first to award The Soil Association’s Food for Life Catering Mark
Instagram launches in time for the introduction of the Apple iPad
Volcanic ash disruption costs London alone £102m in lost tourist spending, with hotel occupancy down by as much as 25%.
Nutrition and Hydration Week launched to raise awareness of the risks of malnutrition in care homes
Booker acquires Makro
London 2012 Olympic Games organisers ‘serve 14m meals’
Deliveroo founded in London and now operates in over 200 cities
EU Food Information Regulation (FIR) allergen labelling enforced
Introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)
Nationwide 5p charge on plastic bags introduced in England
As online delivery grows, Ocado exceeds £1bn in annual sales
EU Referendum – UK votes to leave the EU and National Living Wage introduced
Tesco closes two distribution centres as Amazon launches AmazonFresh
Huge changes in the Wholesale channel: o P&H goes into administration o Co-op buys Nisa o Tesco Booker takeover
KFC forced to close half its stores due to switching to non specialist food logistics DHL
Introduction of Soft Drinks Industry Levy
The Specialist Foodservice and Retail PR & Trade Marketing Agency celebrates its 14th Birthday