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  1. Paul Hargreaves: COVID-19 Update

    This week Paul talks about the resilience in the food industry.

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  2. Spotlight On: Snacks

    Crisps are undoubtably the king of snacks, but now people are becoming more conscious of what they put in to their bodies, your average potato chip just isn’t going to cut it any more. We saw popcorn rise in popularity a couple of years ago thanks to its low calories and being able to lend itself to sweet or savoury flavours, and crisp alternatives are still proving popular. Vegetable crisps have been around for a while, but now we are seeing innovation; Wholesums are ‘popped’ vegetable crisps which are packed full of fibre but with fewer calories are a great option.

    Salt may be the most common flavour for our savoury snacks, but we live in a global society which means trying interesting new flavours and textures is still important to us. Expanding flavour ranges or bringing something that’s not be done before is a great way of standing out on the shelf. Sankofa do

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  3. Paul Hargreaves: Creativity

    This week Paul looks at how we should be more creative now we have the space to do so.

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  4. CF Blog: Our Favourite Soft Drinks

    This March we are focusing on soft drinks. We well as publishing our Top 10 bestselling lines, we also thought it would be nice see what some of our favourite drinks are in the office!

    We like to think ourselves as quite a healthy bunch here at Cotswold Fayre, but it would seem that we are quite partial to a fizzy drink. We also enjoy a flavoured sparking water with several members of the team saying they have this as a guilt-free alternative to alcohol at the end of the day or even mixing it in with gin for a lower calorie option.

    As the weather warms up, soft drinks will gain in popularity as people look for cool refreshment, and we’ve taken on some great new suppliers to get your taste buds tingling, including 0 calorie flavoured waters from Dash and Radnor H

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  5. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Company Update

    It’s a challenging time for all businesses and Cotswold Fayre has seen unprecedented demand for our products, up to 300% increase on certain lines.
    Our main priority remains our service to our customers and the safety and security of our people and your people. 

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  6. Paul Hargreaves: A crisis is always an opportunity

    This week Paul writes about the impact of Covid-19 and how to turn crisis in to opportunity.

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  7. Amanda Joseph and Hannah Fisher on B Corp Month

    March 2020 is B Corp Month!

     

     

    B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of social & environmental performance. Together, B Corps are working to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy for people and the planet. You can read more about this here.

    To celebrate B Corp Month, Cotswold Fayre and Heart in Business, both B Corps, are sharing in this article about their B Corp journey.  The two companies have been working together for many years. Amanda Joseph is the Credit Controller at Cotswold Fayre, and Hannah Fi

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  8. Paul Hargreaves: Looking After Yourself

    This week Paul looks at how looking after yourself and taking time out can benefit your business.

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  9. Paul Hargreaves: Generosity

    This week Paul talks about generosity and how giving more to your employees can benefit the business.

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  10. Spotlight On: Soft Drinks

    Soft drinks are on the rise. 

    There are so many trends for this category which reflect wider trends surrounding healthy lifestyles and environmental impact. With sales in this category increasing and spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to change up the shelves with these refreshing drinks.

    As millennials seem to be reducing their alcohol intake, low-alcohol and alcohol-free options are becoming more prevalent. ‘Grown-up’ soft drinks like Dalston’s are also becoming more popular with people looking for drink alternatives that don’t mimic an alcoholic beverage to have at the end of the day. There is also the introduction of CBD, which many manufactures are infusing in to their drinks in order to offer a different kind of hit. We’ve just taken on Trip which uses 15mg of CBD oi

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