Barbecue trends for 2018
28th June 2017
Barbecues are booming as the great British public's taste for the grill shows no sign of waning.
We take a look at the hot trends for 2018, from Korean marinades to the surge in seafood.
Gluttonous comfort eating
20th January 2017
While clean eating is set to continue in its popularity this year, foodies predict that when we indulge, we’ll really indulge!
Top 3 sweet treats to beat the winter blues
5th October 2016
While it may only be October, advent calendars and Christmas decorations are taking pride of place on shop shelves. To help ease your customers in to the festive season, here’s our top three foodie treats.
Posh up your menu with prosecco
16th September 2016
With sales at major supermarkets up 34% to £365million, prosecco’s popularity is growing quickly. UK consumers now drink more prosecco than champagne, so much so, supplies are even rumoured to be at risk (Telegraph, 2016).
Cooking with craft beer
19th July 2016
While cooking with wine is nothing new, using beer as a key ingredient is becoming ever more popular. A recent study shows that 36% of respondees cook with craft beer once a week (craftbeer.com, 2015).
A cut above the rest
9th June 2016
We all have our firm foodie favourites but it seems we’re becoming a little more demanding when it comes to the classics.
Coffee shop concepts
24th May 2016
The Macphie team recently conducted a workshop alongside specialist food suppliers, Andrew Ingredients, to showcase the key coffee shop trends impacting Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Rise of the ‘Breakfastarians’
22nd April 2016
With 80% of Brits now stating that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (Beacon), this once forgotten meal time is not to be overlooked.
The best days are sundaes
14th July 2015
This July is National Ice Cream month and we’ve got some insight to help you make the most of it.
Time for tea
3rd June 2015
The afternoon tea trend has been popular now for several years and continues to grow with the majority of hotels offering an afternoon tea service and cafes and coffee shops are quickly following suit.
16th November 2012
Here we speak to Gillian Williamson, Category Manager and Norman Brockwell, Development Chef, both from Team Macphie, about current and future menu trends.