DPM Services is delighted to have become an associate member of the Guild of Fine Foods. As a “Friend of the Guild” we’re excited to be part of this prestigious group,

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Manchester – It’s All Going On

Eating out of home is booming again as we all start to feel that the recession maybe behind us.

There’s something out there to fit any budget and it’s a great social experience.

Burger bars are popping up all over the place.

Manchester is really buzzing at the moment, with new concept dining interacting with social drinking and nightlife in the city.

But if it’s trendy lunches you’re after, there are some big players in town – Michael Caines, Aiden Byrne and Simon Rogan with his own personal slant on modern British and James Martin at 235

Fly into Wings for a different look at Chinese dining or Yuzu, if it’s Japanese that takes your fancy. Local gems such like Fazenda, Volta and Solita are all buzzing away in the Northern Quarter.

Hot stuff is back too with Bollywood Masala and Siam Smiles – it’s all going on.

If it’s steaks, Hawksmoor stands out and try the Albert Square Chop House for stonking good British meat and a lively street bar

It’s the regions though that’s taken my eye with the Lord Clyde in Bollington re-writing pub food. Manchester and the North is leaving London for dead.

Have I missed any gems out?

What’s going on in your town?

When I look over research for lamb, consumers keep telling us they are getting fed up with lamb. It’s too bony, too fatty, poorly presented on many occasions and inconsistent

You never know what you’re going to get.

Lamb sales keep falling and its value in the market keeps falling.

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Foodanory – good food story time

We know that pack designs are important. Label sleeves, half sleeves, vacuum packed, gas flushed and of course costs to be taken into account. Time for a good food story, Foodanory !

One day, a supplier of a major multiple retailer called and asked to come over for a chat and a cup of coffee.

It was all about a new packaging design for ‘Premium Cumberland Sausages’ – now there’s a great product. Try Woodhalls butchers in Cumbria for the best sausage in the world!!

Anyway, back to the brief – nice product photography, rustic feel, farmer backdrop. Looked great but sales were very disappointing.

Foodanory – good food story time

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