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A few global trends in the food & drink industry for 2017

Nov 28th, 2016
  • Consumers to seek foods which are recognisable as opposed to being revolutionary, we’re thinking old fashioned recipes, cooking processes and traditions.
  • More emphasis on natural, simple and flexible diets, plants are fashionable.
  • The ongoing war on waste.
  • Time, food is to be nutritious, healthy and within time for busy lifestyles. Lots of information on preparation times.
  • Hectic lifestyles desire calming foods and drinks to assist with rest and sleep.
  • Healthy foods to be more accessible to all.

A few global trends in the food & drink industry for 2017

Nov 28th, 2016

Roberts of Port Dinorwic are delighted to be placed in The Grocer Fast 50 list of food companies achieving significant growth.

Companies included in this Fast 50 list were seen to be achieving success through their winning business in 4 distinct ways:

  1. Specialising in on-trend areas such as health and free-from foods
  2. Manufacture of local foods rather than importing
  3. Supplying the £45bn foodservice sector
  4. Having the capability, capacity and competency to supply quality own label foods

Here at Roberts of Port Dinorwic we are proud of our 92 year history, starting from a small butchers to now supplying customers around the world in the restaurant, pub, leisure, foodservice, manufacturer, retail, transport & travel, public sector and hospitality industries.

Today directors Miriam and Sara Roberts uphold two family traditions: to provide our partners with impeccable service, and say thank you for their on-going business. The smallest, simplest things are important to us too.

Celebrating our place in the Fast 50

Nov 21st, 2016

Restaurateur turned restaurant commentator Nicholas Lander is set to inspire restaurants to create better menus in his latest book. It poses the question “is the menu the most important piece of paper in the restaurant industry?”


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