The food trends of 2018

As we draw 2017 to a close, and look ahead to 2018, we’re already stocking our cupboards with the newest and most exciting food trends. We’ve researched far and wide to see what experts are saying we’ll all be eating over the coming year, some sound appetising, others…. Not so much! Over the next month, we’ll be sharing just how you can infuse your diet with 2018’s hot list, for today, we’re giving you our top ten food trends for 2018.

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Hydration: It’s all up in the air!

Departure lounge

When we fly, whether for business or for leisure, we like to be prepared. We like to know that we’ve packed all we need, and are ready for our journeys. However, there are some essentials we cannot prepare or pack. Passengers are unable to take liquids of more than 100ml through airport security, and this includes drinking water.

Recently, it’s come to light that over 50% of airports in the UK lack free drinking water for passengers (Money Saving Expert, 2017) in their passenger and departure lounges, meaning that if customers wish to remain hydrated once airside, they will have to purchase bottled water. This water is significantly increased in price, and can cost passengers up to £3.00 per bottle. Today, we’re discussing your rights when it comes to airport hydration, as well as why it’s so important!

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Industry battles: Fizzy drinks vs. bottled water

Bottled water

For decades, fizzy drinks have dominated the bottled refreshment market. Visit any store refrigerator or cafe, and you’ll see shelves upon shelves of cola, lemonade, and sodas. However, the times, they are a changing! 2016 saw an explosion in the bottled water market, with varieties such as vitamin infused, coconut, flavoured, and medical water, and the consumers are paying attention. Between July 2016 and July 2017, bottled water sales in the UK outstripped cola sales, with 1.77 billion litres of bottled water being purchased, in comparison to 1.72 billion litres of cola, this is the first time in refreshment history that this has happened, and is the fourth consecutive year of double digit growth for the bottled water industry in the UK.

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Promoting mental wellbeing in the workplace

Studies have shown that improving mental health in the workplace increases productivity, efficiency, and reputation. 21% of workers surveyed have called in sick due to workplace stress, indicating low employee engagement and high absenteeism. In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing some top tips to foster and encourage mental wellbeing in your office or workplace.
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Three steps to saving water in the workplace

It’s an established fact that we use far more water than the earth is able to provide for us. Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water is available for human use (the majority being frozen, underground, or salt water), and yet each individual uses around 150 litres of water per day. With the earth’s population growing far quicker than is sustainable and global warming leading our rainfall to become increasingly erratic, it is everyone’s responsibility to cut water usage.

We spend around 109,980 hours of our lives at work, and therefore, this is where we fulfil most of our water usage. Indeed, industries and public institutions use over 25% of water used in most major cities. Today, we’re going to be discussing how to save water in your workplace. Continue reading “Three steps to saving water in the workplace”