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BBC 1's Points West visits Happerley

  The BBC's Steve Knibbs was a recent visitor to Happerley HQ to learn more about the food provenance revolution underway.     Catch up on his news piece which also features CEO of Midcounties Co-operative Philip Ponsonby, Cotteswold Dairies' Roseanne McEwan and Matt Rymer, founder of Happerley.

'Would You Like To Try a Little Lie Instead?'

Our Christmas poem, with apologies to AA Milne... The King asked The Queen, and The Queen asked The Farmer: “Could we have some truth for The Royal slice of bread?” The Queen asked the Farmer, The Farmer Said, “Certainly, I’ll go and tell the cow Now Before she goes to bed.” The Farmer She curtsied, And went and told The Processor: “Don’t forget the tru...

Food Manufacture looks at the blockchain solutions of Happerley and IBM

Read the full story here: http://ow.ly/5vsv30gWsfA      

Food Matters Live hosts Happerley, Co-operative, Savills and Gloucester Services discussing provenance

Happerley founder, Matt Rymer was speaking last week at Food Matters Live at ExCel in London. The three day conference and exhibition is fast growing to become a must-do for all in the food and drink industry. Matt was taking part in the seminar programme, discussing provenance and the benefits of local sourcing with a panel of speakers including Ciara Gorst, the Head of Agr...

Create and Cook is summit flag for foodie school kids – for others basecamp would be epic, writes Amanda Campbell

  I was at the flagship service station that is Gloucester Services a couple of weeks back, for the launch of the very excellent Create and Cook competition. Aimed at year 8 & 9 pupils (that’s ages 11-14 in old money) it’s a great idea cooked up (ooh!) by Min Raisman a former producer of BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme and is admirably supported by the  Midcounties Co-operative...

New Innova report shows 7 in 10 consumers want to know and understand their food

Sector specialist Innova has just published its report looking at key trends in the food and drink market in 2018. Following hot on the heels of Mintel's top prediction for disclosure and transparency, Innova reinforces the market view that consumers want provenance. Innova Market Insights' top five trends for 2018 are:   1. Mindful Choices. Consumers are more conscious...

Will Bennett, co-founder of Dairy Partners joins Happerley board

  November 13th 2017: We are delighted to announce that Will Bennett, co-founder of Dairy Partners, has joined the Happerley Advisory Board.    The family-run Dairy Partners was started in 2007 and has grown to become Europe’s largest independent mozzarella cheese supplier, manufacturing and processing a range of cheeses created from milk exclusively supplied by over 1...

Mintel's Food and Drink report identifies 'Full Disclosure' as top trend for 2018

Mintel's Global Food and Drinks Trends 2018 makes interesting reading, especially the major trend that's been identified, that of 'Full disclosure'. Let's hope 2018 is the year when the penny finally drops with the consumer and they demand, expect and will settle for nothing less than full provenance for the food they feed their families and themselves.

Tim Bennett further strengthens Happerley Advisory Board

  Happerley is delighted to announce that Tim Bennett, former Chair of the Food Standards Agency and past President of the NFU, has joined Happerley's Advisory Board. Bennett brings with him a wealth of experience at the highest levels in the farming and food industry which in addition to leading the FSA and NFU, has seen him as a previous winner of the Dairy UK Dairy Indust...

Happerley Food Heaven Launches at Cotswold Races in 2018

  Launching in April 2018 at Andoversford Races, ours is a brand new format in event food halls. It will provide a shopping experience that celebrates the life of every ingredient sold, where the customer can be assured of the provenance of all food and drink. It will be exclusively populated by our member businesses, enabling an inexpensive platform to sell and engage, w...