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The Week That Was: FMCG & Retail – (17/05/19)

17th May 2019

Hawksmoor left with red (wine) face

Diners at Hawksmoor Manchester were presumably chuffed to bits when they were accidentally served £4.5k bottle of Chateau le Pin Pomerol 2001. The steak restaurant, a big favourite here at Alfred, saw the funny side though, choosing to share the story on their social channels and reassuring the employee responsible that ‘mistakes happen’. Now, who was that generous server, and what time is their next shift…?!

World’s first vegan egg…

Wagamama this week launched the world’s first vegan egg, made with coconut milk, cornflour and miso egg white. The egg, which isn’t intended to taste like an egg, is part of the restaurants collaboration with YouTube star Gaz Oakly. Oakley collaborated with Wagamama executive chef Steve Mangleshot to create the fresh, Japanese inspired bowl named ‘the avant-gard’n’ with the aim of continuing to make vegan food more interesting.

Deliveroo accused of targeting ‘fatter areas’ of Britain to sell more junk food

In Doncaster – where seven out of 10 people are overweight – the first item featured on their takeaway menu was KFC. The top choice was a £31.99 “party bucket” which features 14 pieces of fried chicken, eight fillets, eight wings and popcorn chicken.

Puffed up: Greggs upgrades outlook as sales rise on vegan sausage roll success

Greggs’ results have puffed up so far this year, it said today, upgrading its outlook for the year.The high street baker said it expects “materially higher sales” in 2019 than previous estimates as the launch of a vegan sausage roll lit a fire under the business.

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