It is my guess that a common new years resolution for many was to try and cut down on meat or dairy consumption, perhaps even try going vegetarian or vegan. January is also the month for the ‘Veganuary’ campaign, occurring when people are most likely to want to start afresh and make changes for the new year, so many try and be vegan for a month. This blog post will discuss the growth of veganism along with looking at how the industry is adapting and considering the difficulties when it comes to product labelling.
As we are heading into the new year, as well as reflecting on 2018, we thought we would rewind back to around 60 years ago to when Fosters Bakery was still in its infancy. 2019 holds a lot of uncertainty for many business due to Brexit, and during times of uncertainty it’s always reassuring to look back and think how far you and your business has come. So, we will be throwing it back to around 60 years ago to see how times have changed!
We are a good way through December now so hopefully you have already indulged in some of the tasty Christmas sandwiches on offer but if you haven’t, I have put together a list of popular and well-rated sandwiches so you know which ones to go and try! I have included vegan, vegetarian, meaty and innovative sandwiches so you can see all the variety that is out there!
Getting prepared for Christmas can often take months and even years of forward thinking and planning. Here at Fosters Bakery, our product development begins months in advance and we are already thinking about Christmas 2019. Getting ready for Christmas doesn’t just involve the development of our festive products but the whole of your business is adapted for Christmas. This blog post explains how we prepare for Christmas and how we try to keep organised.
In today’s world, sandwiches are a staple in many of our diets as they are extremely versatile and easy to make. The sandwich has simply come from the concept of ‘meat and bread’. As with looking at the origin of a lot of things, pinpointing the exact time of emergence of the sandwich is very difficult. However, this blog post explains briefly about where sandwiches came from and some easy but delicious sandwich ideas!
The first Global Handwashing day was held in 2008, when over 120 million children washed their hands with soap in more than 70 countries. It is designed to support a culture of clean hands, raise awareness about the benefits of clean hands and shed some light on the state of handwashing around the world. This blog enforces the importance of handwashing and teaches you some facts about handwashing and hygiene that might shock you!
World Vegetarian Day is also part of Vegetarian awareness month - a time for those who want to give going meat-free a try or for those who want to celebrate their vegetarian or plant-based diets. World vegetarian day was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978. This blog runs through the brief history of vegetarianism and in turn, how this impacts or disrupts the food industry.
To celebrate Sourdough September, we have delved into the history of the brilliant and versatile sourdough.
Like many bakes, sourdough was supposedly created by accident in Egypt. Sourdough is made by yeast fermenting with ingredients (usually flour and water). There are many stories and we cannot be sure, however, Egyptians are known to have enjoyed their beer-brewing and bread-making. The general idea is that the dough was mixed with beer or mixed with wild yeast spores in the air from the brewing process which gave the bread a higher rise than usual.
After four years of waiting the time has come again for the biggest sporting event on the planet the World Cup. Each nation will be full of hope and optimism that their team will go far in the competition and all of us here are hoping that England can put years of heartbreak behind them and go far. To celebrate the tournament we taken a look at all the countries that have qualified and looked at their favourite bread and bakery products, enjoy!
With Brexit looming on the horizon, creating a plan of how to take a business forward has suddenly become very difficult. With huge uncertainty on what affects the UK leaving the European Union will have on all types of businesses in the country, it means that businesses like ours, are having to look at new ways of strengthening business actions to minimise the effects on the company, that leaving the EU could have or to even take positives from Brexit.