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

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  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

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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

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  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

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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

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  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

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  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...

2018 Strategy: Validating Provenance for Everyone

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  This year has seen Happerley lay solid foundations enabling us to now move quickly to expand membership and deliver food passporting success through 2018 and beyond. As the latest Food & Drink Mintel report for 2018 headlines, the trend is on for consumers seeking full disclosure, and Happerley continues to lead the solution.   In 2017 we have: Secured our firs...

Happerley Investment Opportunity Released

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  Happerley Limited, delivering a membership platform and blockchain based software to validate provenance for the benefit of the whole food industry, is releasing its first investment opportunity. Following successful field trials, the investment will support the two unique elements of Happerley.  Firstly, to fast track its membership growth. In 2018 it aims to have t...

Adam Henson Joins The Happerley Advisory Board

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  Cotswold farmer, Adam Henson, has joined The Happerley Advisory Board, chaired by Peter Jinman OBE, to help guide and steer the Happerley scheme in validating provenance for the benefit of the whole food industry and its consumers. The Cotswold Farm Park aside, Adam (pictured above with Clfford Freeman from Happerley) runs a 650 hectare farm on which and his business pa...

Gloucester Rugby Club is first with Happerley food provenance catering

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         Kingsholm, home of Gloucester Rugby Club is set to become the first sports venue anywhere in the UK to invest in an outdoor food unit from which all produce sold will be Happerley certified with 100% provenance. The partnership will also provide training to support the club’s community work which gives disadvantaged youngsters a chance to learn valuable ski...