General News

We provide a free news dissemination service for Happerley Network members and organisations. Please email [email protected] with the subject heading "Happerley News In" and your Membership number. Please supply at least one image with each release.

Become one our Provenance Reporters and Help Turn The Food Industry Transparent!

  We have added a ‘Provenance Reporter’ function to the Happerley app so you can now instantly and anonymously whistle blow any dubious provenance claims.   Armed with the app, all you have to do is snap a photo of any product you think is misleading, whether that be on a menu in a restaurant or on packaging in a supermarket, with any supporting evidence or reasons as...

Benefits of a Happerley QR Code

  The moment your business or brand becomes Happerley Transparent your own unique QR code is automatically made available to download from your online Happerley dashboard.    Embedded in the Happerley marque, your unique QR provides:   • Reassurance - your product has nothing to hide • Instantly connects the consumer to your own edited Happerley profile deta...

Family of five take on epic Live Happerley Challenge in a bid to follow their food from farm to fork.

  A Gloucestershire family of five have pledged to only consume food and drink from suppliers that can prove where their ingredients are from by taking part in the Live Happerley Challenge.   Following the food provenance-promoting 7-day challenge making national news last week, Ruth Erwin, Jeff Adams and their children Mia, 11, Jake, 11 and Carla, 5, decided to take p...

MasterChef 2019 contestant pledges future to championing ingredient provenance

  A MasterChef contestant whose use of fresh, honest produce saw her reach the semi-final knock-out stage of this year’s competition has pledged her future to championing the provenance of ingredients.   Sarah Dugdale, of Gloucestershire, rose to fame on the popular BBC One cooking show having wowed renowned judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode with some sensational se...

The Royal Three Counties Show Happerley Food Heaven - Exclusive to Happerley Transparent suppliers

  The First Happerley Food Heaven at The Royal Three Counties Show in hosted in an exclusive central marquee.   Filling quickly - Reserve Your Space Today - All applications for the Happerley Food Heaven need to be submitted by Friday 15th March 2019, spaces will be given on a first come first serve basis.   The Royal Three Counties Show, 14th June to 16th June 2...

Resounding success as supermarket becomes UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to be transparent

  A Cotswolds supermarket has experienced a flood of customers wanting to use new provenance-scanning technology after it became the UK’s first major retailer to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from.   The landmark event saw the Midcounties Co-operative in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, make it obligatory for...

MR TROTTER SEEKS NEW BREED OF BRITISH PORK RIND SUPPLIERS

Here follows a press release from Mr Trotters in reponse to the article on page three of The Times today.   An offer of a new supply of British pork rind from British farmers has been the unexpected result of articles in national newspapers on the supply and labelling of British Snacks.       The articles were a critique of Staffordshire-made Mr Trotter’s, which use...

Midcounties Cooperative Launches Happerley Instore

  On Wednesday 27th February Midcounties Cooperative becomes the first British food retailer to make it mandatory for food and drink suppliers to prove and publish where they source their ingredients for all shoppers to see.   Happerley QR codes at point of sale across its Best of our Counties range will be unveiled at its Bourton on Water supermarket ahead of a roll out...

Happy New Year from Happerley

  2019 promises to be big year for Happerley, as we build on a very busy 2018. Implementing a means to secure provenance honesty and transparency across the food industry that works for everyone is a big challenge. The brainchild of a farmer wanting to connect his produce to the consumer, Happerley continues to grow support from all quarters of the food and drink indust...

High end restaurants should #namethefarm for steaks

  A dining experience on Saturday evening at an expensive restaurant in mid Gloucestershire   Steak description - ‘Herefordshire beef’   "Is that Hereford breed or from Herefordshire?"   "It's from Herefordshire as ‘we like to limit carbon footprint’" said front of house.   'It's from xxxx butchers in [market town in Gloucestershire]' said another, "T...