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FIS win Gold Stevie Award at the International Business Awards

On the 13th August 2014 Food Innovation Solutions was named the winner of the Gold Stevie Award in the Company of the Year category for the Food and Beverage Industry. The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organisations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations and this year saw

FIS selected as finalists for National Business Awards

On Wednesday 16th July, FIS was announced as a finalist for the New Business of the Year category at the National Business Awards 2014. This particular category celebrates Britain’s highest performing new companies based on factors such as significant growth and innovation. Now entering its 13th Year, the annual award ceremony is considered the most

Why I love skunks…

…or to be more precise, why I love Skunk Works’ approach to Innovation projects. What is Skunk Works? First thing’s first, Skunk Works is not new! During the Second World War in 1943, Lockheed Martin was approached by the US Army to counter the rapidly growing threat of a German Jet aircraft. One month later

FuturEats: A resounding success

On the 11th June FIS teamed up with London based brand consultancy I-AM, to host “FuturEats”, an exclusive, intimate event centered around the up-and-coming food and design trends. The focus of the night was two talks, the first of which was delivered by Stefan Cosser, FIS’ Innovator and former Senior Development Chef at the world

Innovation, innovation (2)

Now that the dust is beginning to settle there is no doubt that work needs to be done at every level to restore consumer confidence. However it is crucial that while lessons are learnt and mistakes rectified, this is ultimately embraced as a moment for positive change and development. Buying British There has always been

The importance of the ‘lean innovation audit’

It’s as good a time as ever to reflect on what has gone well over the last year and to think about future proofing your business with a fit for purpose innovation strategy and team. The development of new products is one of the most important activities and the most difficult to do successfully. It may

The 3 lenses of innovation

Relevance, Differentiation & Trust… …these are the 3 most important words in the food industry whether you’re a retailer, manufacturer or brand holder. Increased relevance to your consumers driven by real insight delivers demonstrable differentiation from your competitors increasing brand trust. If your innovation programme focuses on these 3 elements it will create a virtuous

Innovation, innovation

With the recent developments in the food industry, building consumer trust and credibility both in individual products, brands and the food industry as a whole has never been more important. Innovation is one of the most effective tools available to food manufacturers as we work to re-install confidence and convince consumers of the value of

It’s all about transparency when it comes to the food we eat!

There’s a lot of discussion around where the growth will be for the food manufacturing industry, ‘is it the end of the major supermarket boom years’ and will their strongest growth be driven by online businesses, the discounters and export, supplemented by the local independent retailers and more ‘food on the go’ occasions?’ So where

Breakfast: The changing face

Changing habits and the longer working day mean that we don’t all eat breakfast at home neither are we loyal to the cereal bowl with a trustee spoon in the morning; far from it, breakfast is taken on the go, at the desk and in many forms! Whether your breakfast is traditional cooked, cereals, protein packed, low