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Harsh winter hits hospitality industry hard

After 2018 was shaping up to be the toughest year for a decade, the extended cold snap, coupled with an early Easter and overall uncertainty...

Sugar tax has slim chance of tackling obesity by itself

The soft drinks sugar levy came into force last week (Fri 6th April) and Chancellor Phillip Hammond had hoped it would generate some £520m to...

2018 will be toughest year for a decade

New levels of taxation, continuing pressures around minimum wage, the exchange rate, insurance premium tax, rising food costs and the continuing uncertainty around Brexit are...

Markle may put the sparkle into May

Publicans nationwide will be raising a glass to the Royal newlyweds if licensing laws are relaxed in mid-May.  The British Beer and Pub Association claims the...

Businesses turning their backs on plastic

Recently as a part of the Autumn Budget 2017, Chancellor Phillip Hammond made a pledge towards looking into reducing single-use plastics waste. We were thrilled...

Hospitality sector hopes for a budget boost

As the hospitality sector gears up for the festive party season, businesses are hoping for an early Christmas present from Phillip Hammond when he delivers...

Veg pledge threatened as Brexit bites

Data released by The Food Foundation said that this past summer, UK consumers bought two thirds less veg than the amounts recommended by health experts. ...

Economic uncertainty, rising prices, increasing wage costs and Brexit

Food security expert Professor Chris Elliott recently warned that the nation’s food supply was potentially less secure than at any other point in the past...

Brexit - proactive steps to ensure a financially stable future

Rising food prices, economic uncertainty and Brexit have prompted a significant boost in business for purchasing groups like us with concerned businesses searching for support....

RPG named 'Approved Food Purchasing Group' for BALPPA

We are very excited to announce that we have been appointed to source and develop the food offering at some of the UK’s top attractions....

RPG sponsors lemurs at two well-known attractions

We're proud to announce our sponsorship of The Lemur Encounters enclosure at Africa Alive! in Kessingland and the Lemur Walkthrough at Banham Zoo. The two...

'Wonky' veg is good for you - and your pockets

Caterers are being urged to step up to the plate and play an active role in reducing food waste by using more ‘wonky’ veg.  The...

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