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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...
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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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A case for protecting vegans at work?

17 May, 2019
  In a landmark case heard last month, the Employment Tribunal will soon determine whether ethical veganism should be a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010. As the...
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Money for Nothing or a Waste of Time? How will the Government’s Waste Proposals impact Food and Drink Business?

1 May, 2019
The government’s “Our Waste, Our Resources, A Strategy for England” was published on 18 December 2018, but is it something to ‘cash in on’ or a waste of time, which...
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Tired of eating the same food as everybody else? Nutrigenetics might be what you are looking for.

5 Apr, 2019
  Everyone is different. Some people can run faster than others, some people are taller than others, some people have excellent coordination, and some people….digest...
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Shipping containers: A temporary lifeline to city centres in flux

22 Mar, 2019
The current political and economic uncertainties facing our high streets has resulted in an increase in the number of derelict sites and sites awaiting development.  These sites...
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Blockchain in the Food and Drink Sector: A viable supply chain solution?

8 Mar, 2019
Blockchain is one of the tech industry’s current favourite buzzwords. Once the preserve of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum), blockchain has now shed its strict...
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Why food and drink businesses should review their contracts in light of Brexit

28 Feb, 2019
  The food and drink Industry will be one of those potentially most affected by Brexit, particularly if we leave on 29 March without a deal encompassing a transition period...
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The impact of food outlets in shopping centres

19 Feb, 2019
  The focus on convenience is more prevalent than ever, and with the depressing predictions of the decline in the British high street, shopping centres are successfully...
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The rise of the on-demand economy – challenges and opportunities for the food and drink sector

25 Jan, 2019
According to some estimates, over the last ten years, the takeaway delivery market has grown from £2.4 billion to an estimated £4.2 billion as measured early last year, a 73%...
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Ocado Group and B&M Homestores are added to the CMA’s shopping basket of retailers subject to the Groceries Code

14 Jan, 2019
  British retailers Ocado Group and B&M Homestores have become the latest grocery traders to become subject to the Groceries Code. The code was created following an...
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Copyright Law Gets Cheesy; EU court rules taste cannot be protected

18 Dec, 2018
We usually associate copyright with music, literary or cinematic productions, but more recently the EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice has had to consider whether...
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Allergens, contaminants and supply chains

3 Dec, 2018
“Free From” EU regulations already require allergen labelling on food. Recent tragic cases have focused more attention on policy and practice in this area, and blame has been...
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Planning for the future of your food or drink business by making a Will

23 Nov, 2018
Whether you are in business on your own or with one or more partners, a key part of your business decision making will be centred around planning for the future.  These plans will...
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The Brexit Stockpile

19 Oct, 2018
Continuing with the Brexit theme after our blog past last month on the government’s advice for the food sector, this month, we are looking at the impact on food storage in the...
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