Exclusive research ‘Eating In vs Dining Out’ is presented tomorrow - don’t miss out!

By Berenice, Monday 27 July 2020

2-3pm, Tuesday 28 July 2020: Tomorrow's Ask Arena webinar brings you the IGD's exclusive research - Eating In Vs Dining Out, which explores the impact of Covid-19, outlining four scenarios to help food retail and foodservice companies plan for the future. Book your place now!

Produced in collaboration with industry consultant, Peter Backman, the summary of the research outlines four scenarios:

  1. The Great Reset - the most positive scenario 
  2. The Decade of Drift - the virus is manageable 
  3. Technical Isolation - we move more towards technology
  4. Globalisation Reversed - the most severe scenario 

But what does each scenario mean for you and your business? 

Each addresses the possible path of the virus and performance of the economy; from a relatively manageable virus to multiple outbreaks, and an economic performance that quickly recovers to a hard-hit economy, slow to rebuild.  The research will help you plan for the future based on the results of each scenario.

The Speakers

The research will be presented by IGD’s Nicola Knight, Senior Food-to-Go Analyst and Rhian Thomas, Head of Shopper Insight. Nicola has over twenty years of experience in the food service sector and Rhian has been working in research and insight roles for nearly fifteen years. 

Why Attend?

COVID-19 has caused a monumental shift in consumers’ food and drink habits. The boundaries between eating at home and out-of-home, once blurred, have now broken down, resulting in unprecedented changes to supply and demand of food and drink in the UK. 

If you are a supplier, foodservice or hospitality operator, this research will provide you with unique information to help you plan for the future.

Click here from more information and to book your place.

Thank you to everyone who has already booked.  We look forward to welcoming you tomorrow. 

Arena partners with Heinz for ‘Heinz Food Heroes’ Awards

By Berenice, Thursday 23 July 2020

Arena is delighted to be partnering with Heinz on a new awards programme – Heinz Food Heroes – to recognise ‘foodies’ who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact on their community. The 2020 Heinz Food Heroes initiative builds on last year’s Hospitality Heroes competition which celebrated hospitality individuals under 35 who went above and beyond to help their communities.

The Awards

The two award categories are:

Most Heroic Individual – celebrates someone who works in food and has gone the extra mile to make things better in their community in the last 12 months. 

Most Heroic Team – celebrates part of or a whole team working in food who go the extra mile to make things better in their community. 

The Prize

The winner of each category will receive £5,000 each to go towards a training or mentorship programme of their choice.

Who Should Enter

Open to the whole food industry, from delis to diners, caterers to columnists, manufacturers to marketers and scientists to sandwich makers; the awards will celebrate and spotlight both individuals and companies who have stood out from the crowd and really gone the extra mile to make an exceptional difference to their community. Individuals and teams can also enter themselves or anybody can nominate a person or team of their choice who works in the food industry. 

The Judges

The winners will be selected by a judging panel which includes Leo Kattou, head chef at Simpson’s restaurant, winner of the 2019 Hospitality Heroes Awards and 2019 MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Candice Brown, Great British Bake Off winner and TV cook personality, Georgiana de Noronha, Kraft Heinz Northern European President and Arena's Director, Lorraine Wood.

I’m sure we all know an individual or team in the industry who has gone above and beyond their job role so please nominate them and give them the recognition they deserve. The closing date is Friday 18 September 2020.

Click here to enter and nominate! We look forward to receiving all your entries and nominations.