The impact of rising food prices on supplier/operator relationships debate at Arena Summer Event

By Berenice, Tuesday 18 April 2017

At the Arena Summer Event on Monday 15 May, CGA’s Peter Martin will chair a special debate, featuring supplier and operator panellists, that will explore the issues of supply chain and rising food prices, and discuss what suppliers and operators want to see from each other going forward.

Rising food prices and uncertainty about UK agricultural policy post-Brexit have pushed supply-chain issues to the top of the agenda for leaders in the eating-out market. With the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index showing food inflation for the industry running at 3.7% in February, it’s no surprise that the effect of the falling pound on costs is the biggest immediate concern for restaurant, pub and café operators, according to CGA’s latest Business Leaders Survey

After lunch, Mark Fox, the CEO of Bill’s Restaurants, will also deliver a fascinating keynote speech and give an insight into the distinct brand heritage and successful strategy inspiring the chain’s continued rapid growth.

The popular Arena, which also includes a drinks reception and superb three-course lunch prepared by the Jumeirah Carlton Tower’s talented brigade, is designed to create interaction.  From operators, suppliers and wholesalers to associations, charities and media, foodservice professionals from across the industry will have the opportunity to connect and discuss the important issues further.

Tickets are available to purchase now.  Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.