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Issue 168 - March 2017

Inside This Issue

Extreme weather conditions in continental Europe in the last few months from snow to frost and torrential rain, have impacted the supply of lettuce and other fresh vegetables to the retail and foodservice sectors in the UK and Ireland.

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News
  • Newly filed documents have revealed that Adelie Foods Group was acquired from HIG Capital by asset management company, Intermediate Capital Group Plc (ICG) in September 2016 for an undisclosed fee.
News Focus
  • Extreme weather conditions in continental Europe in the last few months from snow to frost and torrential rain, have impacted the supply of lettuce and other fresh vegetables to the retail and foodservice sectors in the UK and Ireland.
Profiles
  • Street Kitchen founder Mark Jankel has built up a brilliant street food operation using Airsteam trailers and opened a classy café. Now he’s planning a new sandwich bar for his brand of ‘soulful’ gourmet sandwiches.
  • Abokado’s founder Mark Lilley talks to Simon Ambrose about the past, present and future.
Features
  • BP faces some major challenges in its forecourts featuring Wild Bean Café and M&S Simply Food. Very much a balancing act, its customers are discerning when it comes to quality and they require everything at speed, including fuel, in environments of just 1,500 and 2,000 sq ft.