The buzz on breakfasts


Food on the go is on the rise. Sales figures released by Greencore – the world’s largest sandwich maker – show a 33% jump in pre-tax profits despite a slow growth in sales in food overall, according to the Financial Times.
Retailers and suppliers are reacting to this jump in out of home sales with Costa Coffee launching its Costa Fresco concept store in Tottenham Court Road to ramp up its food offer.
Healthy cafe chain Abokado reports that more than 10% of total sales are now represented by breakfast spurring the business on to build on the trend.
Leon is credited for bringing porridge to the fast casual offer and already provides a good range of breakfasts as it rolls out its ambitious expansion plans into 2016.
McDonalds has been toying too with the idea of expanding its breakfast menu for a while and it has gone live in the US with no current plans to introduce it here.
Meanwhile at home 2016 set off to a brilliant start when Olympic diver Tom Daley took to Instagram to show off his breakfast fry up skills using the Master Pan Predictably the pan has become a sell out at Lakeland thanks to all the free publicity.
Since this is National Breakfast Week, organised by the cereals and oilseeds division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, use this time to ensure you’re capitalising on breakfast in your business.
If you’re a food producer are you offering your customers items they could use on their menus? Grab and go concepts? New flavours and ingredients?
And if you’re a restaurant, café, or garden centre, what are you offering your visitors?
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Fresh Banter with Giles Christopher ,Food, Drink & Hospitality Photographer
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Fresh Banter with Giles Christopher, the food, drink and hospitality photographer


Giles and I met many years ago through his wife and business partner Abi, and since then we have all worked on a lot of jobs together and have spent a lot of time together socially chatting about business and life.


He got some great advice from his Dad about offering to do things nobody else likes to do at work and making himself a valuable team member and sound found he had multiple job offers …


He’s run his own business for over 20 years and we talk about how basic business skills should be part of the curriculum for everyone nowadays


He shares about the prep that goes into shoots and how technology has changed the job so much and how much time photographers now spend in post production too. And about the sheer weight of kit that he takes to ‘location’ shoots too.


Giles loves tech and is always pushing himself to learn new ways of doing things , or master new equipment and he also talks about keeping up with and ahead of that if you can


A really interesting insight into all that food and drink photography involves, and some great tips for podcasts and business blogs to watch out for too.


I’m really pleased we managed to book Giles for a chat in this last episode of series 3…


Let me introduce you to Giles Christopher

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