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Talking Food with Bidfood
22 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Talking about making the most of the opportunities for staycations
For this episode we’re talking through research results from a recent survey we produced in collaboration with market research agency, Savanta. The survey focuses on consumer expectations for staycations and the opportunities you can capitalise on, for what is set to be a boom in the UK tourism market. As well as that, we’ll also talk through what the market has in store for us through this summer and onwards. To help digest this, regular host Joe Angliss is joined by David King who is our Senior Customer Marketing Manager and Jonny Sim, who is a Campaign and Activation Manager at Bidfood. For more support on getting staycations ready, go to www.bidfood.co.uk/staycations To see how else we can support you to get ready to relaunch, go to: www.bidfood.co.uk/covid-19-support/relaunch-ready/
22 minutes | May 6, 2021
Talking tips for getting ready to relaunch
As we slowly get to the next milestones of fully reopening, now is all about having everything in place to make sure you have the best food and drink offer available for welcoming back customers. In this episode we go through key consumer insight, ways of growing spend, menu hints and tips, plus cuisines to watch out for over the next few months. Joining Joe Angliss to break this all down is, Gemma Benford, our Head of Customer Marketing, and David King, our Senior Customer Marketing Manager. For more support on getting ready to relaunch, go to: www.bidfood.co.uk/covid-19-support/relaunch-ready/ To find our blog which summarises the key points discussed in the episode, go to: www.bidfood.co.uk/blog/get-relaunch-ready/
27 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Talking about the changing face of contract catering
For this episode, we’re talking to contract caterers about how they’re having to adapt in the short term and long term to rebuild and grow in a much changed landscape. Our guests Paul Brown, Business Development Controller for Bidfood, Alex Briggs, Head of Catering for Mitie, and Samantha Davis, Head of Operational Procurement for CH&Co, provide us with their take so far and give us a taste of what the future looks like too. This was a panel discussion which took place during our Big Food and Drink Show on 19th-21st April. To see the other panels and presentations from the show, go to www.bidfood.co.uk/events
52 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Talking 6 predictions for the summer
With the government now setting up a roadmap for opening after this lockdown, attention turns to how foodservice can adapt and get ready for what will hopefully be a boom in the summer for the industry. Based on the latest insights into the market and the new upcoming rules, we’ve collated our 6 predictions for what will happen this summer. To discuss this subject, we are joined by Justine Hopkinson from Bidfood New Zealand and Shonay Shaw from Bidfood Australia. Both have been through post-lockdown summers and have some fantastic insight to share on how consumer behaviour has developed due to the pandemic. For this episode, Joe Angliss is joined by our Head of Customer Marketing, Gemma Benford, as co-host. For more support relating to Covid-19, go to: www.bidfood.co.uk/covid-19-support/ To find the blog which summarises the key points discussed in the episode, go to: www.bidfood.co.uk/blog/
19 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Talking tips for generating revenue through lockdown
For this episode we are continuing with support for your business in this 3rd lockdown by talking about ideas for generating revenue. To discuss this, we are joined by Elio Elia, who is a Supply Chain & Purchasing Manager for Chopstix Group. In the interview, we go through what they have done to capitalise on revenue opportunities over the last few months, including how they’ve expanded into the new delivery world of virtual brands and dark kitchens.
15 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Talking social media: how to keep customers engaged during lockdown
In this episode Joe Angliss is joined by Emily Lowery, our Social Media Manager, to discuss how powerful social media is as a marketing tool in foodservice. In a time like this as we endure another lockdown, it is a really important time to use social media to drum up attention and keep customers engaged with your business. During the episode, Joe and Emily discuss 5 top tips for a successful social media strategy: be active, share your story, leverage local, show your face, and encourage engagement. For more support with Covid-19, go to: www.bidfood.co.uk/covid-19-support/
24 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Food and drink trends for 2021: Social trends
Wider social trends continue to reveal the shifts in consumer attitudes, behaviours and lifestyles, showing how economic, social and sustainable influences are changing how we think, how we make decisions and how we act. To understand how these five wider social trends are going to influence food service for 2021, Joe Angliss is joined by Lucy Pedrick who heads up Bidfood’s Insight team, and also Laura Gillespie who is an Insights Director at the global insights agency, Kokora. Go to www.bidfood.co.uk/2021-food-trends/ for more information on all of our food and drinks trends for 2021, including our trends bible!
25 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Food and drink trends for 2021: Wellness my way
As well as looking to improve the health of the world we live in, we are also trying improve our own health by considering different diets that offer optimal wellbeing and virus protection. This mind-set has developed and grown rapidly since the outbreak of Covid-19 as consumers saw this as an opportunity to get fit and healthy. To digest how this will impact foodservice, Joe Angliss is joined by Lucy Pedrick, Bidfood’s Head of Insights, and also Sophie Mancuso, Senior Editor from thefoodpeople – a global food trends and ideas agency. Go to www.bidfood.co.uk/2021-food-trends/ for more information on all of our food and drinks trends for 2021, including our trends bible!
10 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Food and drink trends for 2021: The New Normal
Food and drink trends for 2021: The New Normal Consumers are becoming more health and safety conscious, assessing not only the virus risks of eating and drinking out, but also the choices and content found on menus. Dishes need to meet a range of growing dietary requirements; we want our food to be made with love and care, and to be delivered in the same way. Safety is a top priority impacting on everything from production and ordering, through to delivery and consumption. To discuss this ever changing and developing trend, Joe Angliss is joined once again by Georgina Triniman from Bidfood’s Customer Marketing team, and also Martin Eshelby who is our Food Innovation Manager. Go to www.bidfood.co.uk/2021-food-trends/ for more information on all of our food and drinks trends for 2021, including our trends bible!
16 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Food and drink trends for 2021: Food for the soul
Home-dining has become a staple aspect of our lives over the last few months. Couple that with the move towards nostalgic and classical dishes, our food has become all about comfort eating. The food for the soul trend suggests that warming, familiar dishes will continue to headline home menus, with interesting, uplifting upgrades expected at our favourite dining-out venues when we eat out or bring the eating-out experience in-home. To discuss this new trend for food and drink in more detail, Joe Angliss is joined by Georgina Triniman from Bidfood’s Customer Marketing team and Fiona Speakman who is a Client Director for Food & Retail at CGA, the data research insights consultancy that specifically focus on the out of home. Go to www.bidfood.co.uk/2021-food-trends/ for more information on all of our food and drinks trends for 2021, including our trends bible!
21 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Food and drink trends for 2021: Careful Consumption
In the new age of transparency, there’s nowhere to hide irresponsible practices or eye-watering air miles. Consumers, now more than ever, are looking to support low-impact and local businesses, as well as brands and producers that align with their values on diversity and equality. To break down the developments in consumer behaviour for “careful consumption”, Joe Angliss is joined by Bidfood’s Head of Sustainability and Change, Julie Owst, and David King from the Customer Marketing team. Go to www.bidfood.co.uk/2021-food-trends/ for more information on all of our food and drinks trends for 2021, including our trends bible!
19 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Food and drink trends for 2021: Little luxuries
Without being able to get together or to share food and drinks with others, we're seeking out new ways to enjoy a treat, and to lift ourselves and those immediately around us out of the monotony of isolation or restrictions. The nation has been experimenting with new recipes, techniques and flavours, always wanting our food and drink to be top quality. We’re seeing home-baked sweet or savoury delicacies, through to locally produced flavoured beers or spirits, to create a well-earned element of indulgence. To take a deep dive into the trend to find out how this will impact menus, our host Joe Angliss is joined by Georgina Triniman and Gemma Benford from Bidfood’s Customer Marketing team to go through it. Go to www.bidfood.co.uk/2021-food-trends/ for more information on all of our food and drinks trends for 2021, including our trends bible!
56 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Series 2 Ep9: Talking Brexit: preparing for the end of transition
For this episode, Catherine Hinchcliff, our Head of Corporate Marketing is our guest host to discuss the very latest on Brexit and how it will impact our market. During the episode she talks with James Bielby, CEO of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors, along with Bidfood’s Jim Gouldie, Supply Chain Director, and Tim Adams, Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing, about what the food and drink industry can do to prepare as we approach the end of the transition period and negotiations for a trade deal are still in play with the EU. Please note, all information shared is accurate as of 29th October 2020. Head to www.bidfood.co.uk/covid-19-support/ for more on how we can support you through this time.
45 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
Series 2 Ep 8: Talking Christmas for the new normal with Peter Borg-Neal and Lucy Pedrick
In this episode Joe Angliss is joined by co-host Vicky Tripp, Campaign Manager for Bidfood to discuss all things Christmas in foodservice. Obviously, Covid-19 is set to have a massive impact for this year, with potential further lockdowns, the rule of six and rising cases on the minds of all in the industry. So we asked Peter Borg-Neal, Executive Chairman for Oakman Inns and Lucy Pedrick, our Head of Insights to discuss how this will impact our customers across the sectors and to provide a bit of clarity on what consumers demands will be for this Christmas. Find more information on our Christmas support here: www.bidfood.co.uk/christmas Please note, all information shared is accurate as of 18 th September 2020
27 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Series 2 Ep7: Talking hospitality reopening with CGA and Turtle Bay
For this episode, Joe Angliss talks with Karl Chessell from CGA and the founder of Turtle Bay, Ajith Jayawickrema about their thoughts on how the market has developed since restrictions were eased and hospitality was allowed to open back up. We cover all the current challenges in the market, changes in consumer behaviour, the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, and we find what their future predictions are. Please note, all information shared is accurate as of 18th August. Head to bidfood.co.uk/covid-19-support/ for more on how we can support you through this time.
22 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
Series 2 Ep6: Top tips for reopening your kitchen
In this episode Joe Angliss is joined by Pamela Maclean who is a Food Development Manager as part of our chef development team to discuss reopening kitchens after lockdown. With the 4th July opening date looming upon us, we discuss the key things that chefs need to think about so that you can minimise risk, service a great menu and plan for the future. Please note, all information shared is accurate as of 26th June 2020. Head to www.bidfood.co.uk/covid-19-support/ for links to further resources.
31 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Series 2 Ep5: How to rebuild consumer confidence and drive footfall
In this episode Joe Angliss is joined by Chris Davies, Managing Director at OMNE to discuss the changes in consumer confidence after COVID-19. Also joining Joe is David King, Marketing Manager at Bidfood, and Peter Martin who is the Vice President for CGA, the founder of the Atlantic Club and a Director at CM&Co. Throughout, we discuss all aspects of consumer confidence and look into what the new hierarchy of importance to consumers is in the post Covid-19 marketplace. Please note, all information shared is accurate as of 15th June 2020. Head to bidfood.co.uk/rally-your-customers/ for further information and a look at the next topics.
24 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Series 2 Ep4: How to successfully integrate new hygiene and social distancing measures
In this episode, we talk about the hugely important factors of hygiene and keeping safe environments in food operators. Joe Angliss is joined by Andrew Dorney, our Catering Supplies Sales Controller and Michaela Bateman, our Catering Supplies Category Manager, to discuss the importance of implementing measures that ensure staff and customers are safe when opening after Covid-19. Please note, all information shared is accurate as of 4th June 2020. Head to www.bidfood.co.uk/covid-19-support/product-guides for our guides to help you with both hygiene and social distancing, along with additional guides to support other challenges associated to Covid-19.
31 minutes | May 21, 2020
Series 2 Ep3: Adapting your offer to take-away and delivery during Covid-19
In this episode Joe Angliss is joined by Chris Woolfenden, GM at Wimpy, as we discuss all things food-to-go after the impact of Covid-19. Also joining Joe are Gemma Benford, Head of Customer Marketing at Bidfood, and Michaela Bateman, Category Manager for packaging. As the market looks set to grow, we discuss how to make the most of this opportunity with hints and tips and ideas for your packaging range at this uncertain time. Please note, all information shared is accurate as of 21st May 2020. Head to www.bidfood.co.uk/food-delivery-made-simple/ for links to further resources.
45 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Series 2 Ep2: 2020 Social trends - How consumer behaviour will change over the next year
For part one of our 2020 Trends episodes, Joe Angliss is joined by co-host Lucy Pedrick, who heads up our Insights team at Bidfood. Joe and Lucy discuss the macro-level social trends Bidfood have identified for 2020, from the rise of nostalgia all the way through to our ever-present eco-anxiety. Joining them is a fantastic line up of guests including Rupak Sharma (Senior Research Director, Future Thinking), Fiona Speakman (Client Director, CGA), Emily Lowery who manages our social media platforms, and Lillie Carr from our Insights team.
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