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Dog Days

Hot dog food trends to win best in show

The hot dog: soft bun, sizzling frankfurter and caramelised onions all smothered in sauce, it’s a simple dish but one fit for kings and truly, what could be more iconic of American food to go? But how can you update the classic hot dog to ensure market appeal and reach new audiences? Here's how to make hot dog even hotter...

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Why It’s the Last (Plastic Drinking) Straw

Eco alternatives to single-use plastic

Single-use plastic straws really do suck. These plastic drinking straws end up in the world’s oceans causing havoc to marine wildlife, the biodiversity of our seas and human health through the food chain. To show the scale of the problem, it is estimated that 8.5 billion straws are thrown away in the UK each year. In April, to combat the effects of throwaway plastics on our rivers and oceans, the UK Government announced a consultation on the ban of single-use plastic drinking straws.

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The Feel Good Bakery

One small sandwich for man, one giant sandwich for mankind

The Feel Good Bakery is aptly named. Trading since June 2014, the social enterprise sells its range of fresh made sandwiches from a number of key sites across South London, but it’s ‘feel good’ philosophy is being felt much further afield...

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A Brief History of Baguettes

Oui Brits can't get enough of the French baguette sandwich with global appeal.

Baguettes account for around a quarter of all sandwiches sold within the UK, in this post we take a look at how one of our favourite loaves came to be...

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Latte Levy Fails to adddress underlying issues with disposable cups and waste.

Planglow urges Government to lift proposed consumer charge from single-use coffee cups and invest in UKs waste management infrastructure

Since its launch in 2016, Planglow has watched the single-use coffee cup debate unfold with great interest and we welcome the government’s latest report which highlights some of the challenges posed by non-recyclable products, not least to our business. However we feel that the current proposal is short-sighted as it fails to address sustainable long term solutions.

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Hot food packaging sales up 36%

From November 2016 to October 2017, we saw sales of our eco food packaging products increase by a fifth (20.76%) when compared to the previous 12 months as growing numbers of food providers look to strengthen their brand and highlight their eco stance.

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Trend or Pho: 2018’s Food Trends To-Go!

We cast our expert eye over the grab and go market and make our top food trend predictions for the year to come

Plant life, noodles, the importance of 'keeping it real' plus a whole crop of foodie movers and shakers...

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Not Just a Pretty Interface

While our jazzy new website's quite the looker, it's so much more than just a pretty interface

Yep this beauty offers all kinds of wizzy new features (that's the technical term obvs.) to make your life that little bit easier. Our Q& A below takes a little look at just what it can do...

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Footloose and Gluten Free

Gluten-free offerings and how to create your own

In 2016 the gluten-free market was worth a staggering £2.6bn worldwide with sales taking one sizable - 12.6% or £323m - step up on the previous year (Euromonitor). This figure is all the more astonishing given that this expansion was three times that of the wider packaged foods market (4%). What’s more, give it another three years and sales of gluten-free products are set to grow over a third (38%) as much again reaching a giddying £3.57bn (Euromonitor). As the market continues to blow up however, it does beg the question: why are so many consumers bidding adieu to gluten? What’s more, how can you introduce a gluten-free offering?

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So Hot Right Now

Three trends for spring / summer

The coming months are full to bursting with new concepts, flavours and culinary finesse. In this post, we take a peek inside the great melting pot of developing trends and simmer it down to three…

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