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  1. CF Blog: Christmas lists sorted

    Christmas is the most magical time of the year for a lot of reasons. For us foodies here at Cotswold Fayre it means getting out all the best chutneys and pickles, taking the turkey and stuffing to the next level and indulging in all the things that you only eat at that time of year.

    But it’s also magical for the younger generation, houses are decorated, there’s promise of presents and a seemingly endless supply of chocolate, what more could they want! While the grown-ups are busy sorting out everything needed for the festivities, the children become more and more excited, and we’ve got the perfect things to keep them occupied throughout the build-up and some great gift ideas too.

     

    Countdown

    The ultimate  advent activity is making a gingerbread house. This one from The Little Treats Bakery is great for

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  2. Paul Hargreaves: Being Contrite

    Paul continues his analysis in to desirable leadership qualities.

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  3. Paul Hargreaves: Redefining good leadership

    This week, Paul looks at the leadership characteristics that we should be looking for.

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  4. Paul Hargreaves: Food and Drink Trends during the Pandemic

    This week, Paul looks at the food trends that have emerged due to the change in shopping habbits during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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  5. Spotlight On: Christmas

    There has never been a stranger time to launch a Christmas campaign than now. With everyone looking to the future for the end of lockdown, for our shopping habits to return to normal, and to plan in events to replace the countless ones that have been cancelled over the last couple of months, planning for Christmas feels perhaps a little optimistic. It remains to be seen if the nation will crave a big Christmas to celebrate getting through such a tumultuous year or if we will still be cautious of mixing socially, if we are allowed to at that point. 

    But whether it be big or small, we will all be after those little treats that Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without; the luxury Christmas pudding, an extravagant cheese board, the box of chocolates that takes up residence on the coffee table. We will still want these things, as has been proven by the rise in sales of ‘treats’ in recent weeks, when times get tough, all we want is a little pick me up.

    So, Christmas may lo

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  6. Paul Hargreaves: The End of Capitalism – as we know it?

    This week Paul looks at how we could use the potential impending economic crisis as an opportunity to refresh the economic system.

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  7. Paul Hargreaves: It’s time to focus on our interdependence

    This week Paul looks at why we need to focus our interdependence.

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  8. Paul Hargreaves: Large Gains in Trust

    This week Paul talks about adapting for the new normal and how we can change for good.

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  9. Paul Hargreaves: Dare we yet look forward to a post-Covid world?

    This week, Paul looks to the impact that Covid-19 could have on Christmas this year and the future of Trade Shows.

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  10. Spotlight On: Chilled

     Cotswold Fayre started delivering speciality foods to independent shops back in 1999 but it wasn’t until September 2015 that we took on the challenge of suppling chilled foods as well. This side of the business has grown massively in the last 4 ½ years and now provides a large percentage of our sales and growing all the time.

    There are some incredible food producers in the UK and beyond, and the ones producing fresh food, whether it be smoked salmon, cheese, kombucha or quiches, are no exception. We stay on top of the game by hunting out the best producers and keeping ahead of the trends to make sure we are keeping your customers happy and giving them what they want.

    One of the biggest trends in this sector at the moment is definitely the rise of meat alternatives, especially the emergence of plant-based proteins. Many producers are using substitutes such as pea protein such as The Mea

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