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Issue 170 - July 2017

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British Sandwich Week generated a huge number of online articles and blogs this year (158,000) and around 7,000,000 Twitter interactions, probably the best response the British Sandwich Association has ever had.

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News
  • Convenience store symbol trader Best-one is to launch a new food to go-focused format this summer at a trial store in Clapham. The group is also in the process of adding food to go sections in around 30 existing stores.
  • Asda has launched a new Greencore-manufactured grab & go lunch range with 40 new salads, grab boxes, wraps and snacks, ranging between £1 and £3.
News Focus
  • Pret certainly seems to have the Midas touch at the moment, with record financial results, but also a remarkable ability to get ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation.
Profiles
  • Mimosa Herne Hill offers fantastic, deli-style food to go. Simon Ambrose talks to director Ashley Davies.
  • Dobbies has big plans for new food to go outlets within its 34-strong garden centre chain. Simon Ambrose talks to Costas Constantinou, recently appointed Head of Restaurants.
  • Aprés Food represents a new breed of café and food to go outlet, with Catherine Sharman’s nutritional therapy training making this the healthiest alternative yet.