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Is this the end of the Great British pub as we know it?

1 Jun, 2020
  To quote Boris Johnson, to go to the pub is an “ancient, inalienable right of free-born people of the United Kingdom”, so I, like many, am genuinely concerned that part...
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Health and Safety Post-Covid 19

17 Apr, 2020
  Health and Safety Dismissals As the lockdown extends, the normality of working life remains seemingly distant. However, the need for employers to prepare for life during and...
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Coronavirus –FAQs for Food and Drink Businesses

8 Apr, 2020
    We are really struggling. Can we get a grant or a loan from the Government? SME Loans - Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme The Coronavirus Business...
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Ways the Food Industry is reacting to the Corona Virus outbreak

3 Apr, 2020
  The food service industry is amongst the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Now that we are on lockdown, with pubs and restaurants closed, the only options for many...
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Coronavirus – what can restaurant and bar operators do to minimise effects?

18 Mar, 2020
Updated as of 18 March 2020 Along with the travel and tourism industry, the restaurant and bar trade may be one of the industries most gravely affected by the outbreak of...
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Thinking Inside the Box - Food and Drink Subscription services

9 Mar, 2020
Most of us will have found ourselves staring forlornly into a half-empty fridge after a long day; tired, hungry and devoid of meal ideas.  Whilst many food-to-go businesses have...
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Attempts to tackle childhood obesity – low sugar chocolate appears not so “wow”some

25 Feb, 2020
The food industry has been very much in the Government’s line of sight over the past few years as a way to tackle the increasing health concerns from rising levels of obesity in...
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Supporting Workers in the Food and Drink Industry through the Menopause

3 Feb, 2020
Whilst there has been an increase in efforts over recent years to promote gender equality and to tackle mental health issues in the workplace, there is still a taboo over the...
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Don't 'Bet the Farm' - How to Avoid A Dispute Over Partnership Property

20 Jan, 2020
  Farmers must take care to distinguish between what are personal assets and what is partnership property. The issue is often complicated by partnership property being in the...
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Venture capital bringing an appetising offer to the table

29 Nov, 2019
  Since selling a 50% stake to venture capital and private equity specialists Active Partners, Honest Burgers has enjoyed a successful performance whilst some rivals have been...
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“I’m Sorry Dave – I can’t serve you that” – AI in the Food and Drink Industries

8 Nov, 2019
With McDonald’s acquiring an artificial intelligence start-up to potentially help with drive-thru orders, and an AI developed whisky in the works, it looks like artificial...
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Pop-up-shops – a licence to occupy or a licence for disaster?

29 Oct, 2019
The way people shop and the demand of customers has changed enormously.  Customers continue to search for variety in their shopping experience, especially because of the increase...
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Protecting “le Crunch” – copyright in feelings and experiences?

11 Oct, 2019
Finding a USP is key to differentiating a food or drink product for a launch or promotion, and, in common with other industries, food and drink producers are looking to all of...
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World Mental Health Day

17 Sep, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
    In the run up to World Mental Health Day 2019, which takes place on 10 October, Emma Saunders, Senior Associate in our Employment Team, takes a look at how the issue...
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Rules on high fat, salt or sugar food advertising - The "takeaway" messages

30 Aug, 2019
On 1 July 2017, new rules came into force restricting the advertising on high fat, salt or sugar (“HFSS”) foods. These rules were designed to prevent children and young people...
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Tenanting the Vines

26 Jul, 2019
The Farm Business Tenancy has provided a standard model since the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and generally speaking that model provides a fair balance between Landlord’s...
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Employee Ownership Trusts - Worth considering for your food or drink business at any time

19 Jul, 2019
Whilst the likes of John Lewis may grab all the headlines for employee-owned businesses, smaller food and drink businesses are also reaping the rewards of this type of business...
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Powers of Entry under the Food Safety Act 1990

3 Jul, 2019
Food hygiene has once again hit the headlines after a BBC report found a number of takeaways listed on Just Eat had zero ratings from the Food Standards Agency.  As well as...
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Online Food Orders – Even more appetising?

14 Jun, 2019
As the major players in the food delivery app world fight it out, Google is preparing to enter the market. The tech giant has already launched an “Order Online” feature in some...
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Reflections on the future of food and drink in the retail space

6 Jun, 2019
Newspaper headlines cry out about the decline of our retailers – even big names are being ravaged by the rise in online shopping - and reduced footfall means that vacancy rates...
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