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ACF backs ‘Remain’ EU campaign

1st June 2016                                                                              The Asian Catering Federation (ACF), which represents 20,000 of the nation’s restaurant and takeaway owners, has called for its members to vote to ‘Remain’ the EU in the referendum on 23rd June   Having listened to the arguments from both sides of the debate, ACF Chairman Yawar Khan, believes …

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ACF condemns “reckless” restaurant owner convicted of manslaughter

23rd May 2016   The Chairman of the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), Yawar Khan, is among the first community leaders to condemn the “reckless” Indian restaurant owner jailed for 4 years following the conviction for manslaughter of a customer.   “This callous individual has done enormous damage to the hardworking restaurateurs and their staff, who …

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New Openings

20th May 2016     Holdi Founded by Bangladesh-born restaurateur Rukon Kamaly, Holdi has opened its third Indian restaurant in the north west of England. The new venue, on the site of the former Vamaski Indian restaurant, is in Manchester Road, Lostock Gralam, near Northwich. Kamaly started cooking in his early teens while training in …

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Booker Sales Rise

19th May 2016   Wholesaler Booker Group has reported sales increased 5% to £5bn for the year ending arch 2016, with non-tobacco sales up 6.3%. Operating profit before exceptional items increased 11% to £155.1m.   The company said, “The group’s trading in the first seven weeks of the current financial year is ahead of last …

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Goa Premium Beer reaches UK

19th May 2016   Viiking Ventures is now importing gluten  free Goa Premium Beer in to the UK   Goa Premium Beer, with a 4.8ABV available in 340ml and 650ml bottles and 500ml cans, is distributed by Viking Ventures UK. Using a unique malt and maize based recipe, the beer is gluten free and endorsed by …

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Busaba Eathai Delivers

16th May 2016 Alan Yau’s Busaba Eathai, now delivers almost £3m worth of takeaways, having grown from almost nothing inside 18 months.  The Thai chain believes it can hit reach £5m and £6m of delivery turnover at existing sites.  Trial delivery points have been fitted at its latest openings in Manchester and Liverpool. Delivery points …

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New openings

15th May 2016       Hoppers   Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi  have opened Hoppers 36 cover restaurant inspired by the family home cooking and roadside boutiques of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, with the hopper and dosa at the heart of the menu.   The interiors, feature warm terracotta tiles, a woven rattan ceiling …

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Oriental Food Report

15th May 2016   The explosion in the number of Pan-Asian restaurants is driving the growth of Oriental food in the UK, according to a new report.   Wing Yip, the UK’s leading Oriental grocer, commissioned the Oriental Food Report, a comprehensive study of the growing influence of Chinese food and other South East Asian …

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New Openings

14th May 2016   New Openings   The Koh Group has opened on a former night club site on Endless Street in Salisbury, creating an “opulent and seductive dining space.”   Koh Thai Tapas, the group’s 9th venture, is the first of 3 planned openings for the group in 2016.   Although eat in customers …

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