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29
Jul
2014

Where can you catch us August 2014?

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 29th Jul 2014 03:01

We’re going to be out and about at various food shows and events over the coming weeks….we’ll have our range of Posh Pop and also Posh Squash.  Here’s the lovely places where you can find us! August 6th – Felbrigg Chilli Festival  …..now in its 8th year, in the amazing setting of Felbrigg Hall.  It’s […]

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23
Jul
2014

Street Food comes to the Essex Food and Drink Festival

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 23rd Jul 2014 03:47

Street Food is achingly trendy at the moment, but its still largely a very London-centric movement here in the UK.  Its slowly creeping outwards, but its not as big here in the East of England as it is in the big smoke…..so it was lovely to see so many street food vendors at the Essex […]

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21
Jul
2014

Essex Food and Drink Festival 2014

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 21st Jul 2014 13:57

Just back from a busy weekend at the Essex Food and Drink Festival held at Cressing Temple.  The weather forecast in the days preceding had hinted at torrential rain storms, thunder and lightening…..but in the end the weather gods held up and with the exception of a very short rain shower both the Saturday and […]

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17
Jul
2014

NPD Food Conference 2014.....Advice from a Buyer

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 17th Jul 2014 03:26

Nicola Berry, Supply Chain Manager from the Lincolnshire Co-op spoke at the conference last week.  She was warm, open and gave out liberal doses of advice and guidance to the audience  about how to get their products stocked in a regional supermarket.  She was really clear about the whole buying process and explained it in […]

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16
Jul
2014

NPD Food Conference 2014....How to have a great product design

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 16th Jul 2014 03:00

Graham Childs of Childs Design gave a wonderful session all about the importance of design.  Graham also helps run Artisan Food Trail, so he’s an entrepreneur in the food industry too, and that gives him a bit of a unique insight into what works within our sector.  I first met Graham and Lisa [his wife] […]

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15
Jul
2014

NPD Food Conference 2014.......How do you go about innovating?

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 15th Jul 2014 03:18

The first session at the NPD conference last week was led by Robert Kedzlie of NPD Direct who spoke all about the actual innovation process.  Robert gave a great overview to innovation, some insight into how top brands and top retailers innovate and some pointers about how to innovate on a lower budget. Here’s some […]

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14
Jul
2014

The NPD Food Conference 2014.....A great line up of information

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 14th Jul 2014 03:21

I was honoured to be asked to speak at last week’s NPD Food Conference in Peterborough.  It was a half day conference organised by Roythornes Solicitors and had a packed agenda covering everything from innovation to design to buying. The speakers were: Robert Kedzlie, NPD Direct Michael Bennet, Pelican PR Graham Childs, Childs Design Peter […]

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