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ArcelorMittal bids for Canadian miner

ArcelorMittal bids for Canadian miner

first_img Share Monday 8 November 2010 8:03 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com KCS-content ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, offered C$433m (£267m) for Canadian miner Baffinland Iron Mines yesterday, in a further move to raise self-sufficiency.Baffinland said its board had approved the offer, which values the company at C$1.10 a share, a premium of 16 per cent over the stock’s closing share price on Friday.Baffinland has been looking for partners for its C$4bn Mary River project for about two years. The project has reserves of about 365m tons of ore grading an average of 65 per cent iron, and about 500m tons of ore resources. Baffinland urged its shareholders to tender their shares. ArcelorMittal has been seeking to expand its own production of and long-term contracts for iron ore and coal, particularly as major suppliers Vale, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton move to quarterly from annual contracts and pump up prices.The agreement marks a further push by steel majors into Canadian iron ore exploration after India’s Tata Steel increased its investment in New Millenium Capital Corp in June..Baffinland’s largest shareholder, Resource Capital Funds, which owns about 23 per cent, and board members have agreed to tender all their common shares and warrants. center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL ArcelorMittal bids for Canadian miner whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionlast_img read more

RIP: Former South Dakota Bishop John Tarrant

RIP: Former South Dakota Bishop John Tarrant

first_imgRIP: Former South Dakota Bishop John Tarrant This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC [Diocese of Western Massachusetts] The Rt. Rev. John Thomas Tarrant, former bishop of South Dakota, passed away Aug. 24 of an apparent heart attack, according to a pastoral statement issued by Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas Fisher. Following his retirement as bishop, Tarrant began serving as an interim at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in May 2019. Tarrant was consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of South Dakota on Oct. 31, 2009, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He became diocesan bishop on Feb. 2, 2010.Tarrant was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on Feb. 18, 1952, and raised in rural Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1974 with a political science degree and received his master of divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1983. He has served congregations in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut and South Dakota.1983-1985: Curate, Church of the Atonement, Westfield, Massachusetts;1985-1989: Rector, St. Paul’s, Gardner, Massachusetts;1989-1991: Assistant, St. Paul’s, Holyoke, Massachusetts;1991-1996: Missioner, Greater Waterbury Episcopal Ministry, Middlebury, Connecticut;1996-2005: Rector, St. Paul’s, Stockbridge, Massachusetts;2005-2009: Rector, Trinity Church, Pierre, South Dakota.Upon his retirement as bishop, Tarrant returned to Western Massachusetts.“His pastoral presence was a great blessing to the people of St. Stephen’s. His support of the Cathedral of the Beloved and the under-housed in the city resonated with John’s lifetime commitment to forming ‘beloved community.’ His passion for justice motivated John’s witness at Standing Rock. His humble ministry among indigenous people made John a wonderful storyteller of God’s love for diversity. While this loss is especially local, it is felt churchwide. The House of Bishops mourns John today as we remember a colleague and friend,” wrote Fisher.Tarrant is survived by his wife Pat and their children.A memorial service will be livestreamed on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT.The Diocese of South Dakota submitted the following:A tribute to the Rt. Rev. John T. Tarrant, Tenth Bishop of South DakotaBy the Very Rev. Ward Simpson, the Rev. David Hussey, et. al.Those who knew the Rt. Rev. John Tarrant knew that he would not be comfortable with praise and acclamations concerning his life or his ministry. He was a humble minister of God who knew he was loved by his creator and wanted you to know that you were likewise loved. But as he is no longer able to tell us not to sing his praise . . .Lists of events or projects that Bishop John Tarrant was involved with would tell you very little about him. This is not because he did not have accomplishments, in fact he had many. But he never did things to be recognized for them. His life, his ministry, his whole being was focused on serving God and caring for God’s people. To know Bishop Tarrant was to be in a relationship first. Any accomplishments that arose from those relationships were secondary in his mind to the relationships themselves. Anyone who ever received a phone call from Bishop Tarrant has heard these words: “Hi, this is John Tarrant. Am I interrupting anything?” He never assumed that what he wanted to talk to you about was more important than what you were doing. This humility exemplified his ministry.Bishop Tarrant cared deeply for the missions and parishes under his care. Many congregations in the diocese experienced this firsthand as Bishop Tarrant would work with them through times of challenge or conflict. Bishop Tarrant also had a deep love of the clergy and people of this Diocese. He often commented that one of the most important things about ministry is simply showing up. Being present with people in their joy and in their sorrow was a vital part of his ministry as priest and as bishop. His official visitation schedule was always full, and visits usually lasted multiple days. He would also make time to visit congregations unofficially whenever need or opportunity presented itself. Many of the clergy of the diocese can share stories of times when Bishop Tarrant would make trips to visit with them and their family. He genuinely enjoyed being with the people of the diocese, and this is when he was at his best. Bishop John understood how to “work a room” in the best sense of that phrase. He would tirelessly make his way around any gathering greeting people, asking about their family or concerns they had shared on earlier occasions, getting to know people he had not met previously. Building and tending relationships.Bishop John was also a tireless advocate for the diocese and for the needs of the people. He built relationships within the House of Bishops and in the larger church in part because building relationships was important to him, but also because he understood that for the ministry of the Diocese of South Dakota to thrive, it needs to be undertaken in partnership with the larger church and especially in partnership with General Convention. At all three General Conventions that occurred during his tenure as Bishop, he took the time to work with the deputation from South Dakota to plan the telling of the story of ministry in South Dakota so that others would see at least some of who we are and what God is doing in our midst. And he would tell the story of ministry in South Dakota to anyone who would listen.But in Bishop Tarrant’s eyes, telling the story was only half the task. The other half was inviting people to come out to South Dakota and experience it themselves. A quote of Bishop Tarrant’s reported by Matthew Townsend expresses this best: “You can paint a sunset, but it’s not the sunset. You need to experience the sunset. You can paint a scene of the prairie, but it is not a prairie. Until you come and sit on a prairie and you listen, and you smell, and you are present, you don’t fully understand.” Bishop Tarrant wanted people to come to South Dakota and experience for themselves. He wanted people to build relationships because he knew that these relationships, grounded in faith, grounded in God, would change the world.Niobrara Convocation, the 147-year old, multiple-day gathering of Lakota/Dakota Episcopalians, was always a favorite event in the year for Bishop Tarrant. When asked what it was about Convocation that he found so enjoyable he replied that in his experience it was the one event in the church that was not about doing something. It was about being with people, getting together and sharing the stories of our ministries and our lives with one another. It is these deep connections that were most important to Bishop John.In his life, John fought the good fight of faith and he has now finished his course with joy. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.“Go into the world in peace. Be of good cheer. Fight the good fight of faith that you might finish your course with joy. And the blessing of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be with you and those you love, always.” -The Rt. Rev. John Tarrant’s favorite blessing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Aug 24, 2020 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Obituary, Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 House of Bishops, Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY People Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img TAGSICYMIWeek in Review Previous articleThe best news of the weekNext articleObituary: John McCain, who survived torture and ran for the US presidency Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 5 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:Under Carnesale, the Apopka Fire Department is innovative and fasterDistrict 2 seeking public input on naming training facility in South ApopkaBreaking News: Signature H Vice President releases statement on New Errol ProjectBlue Darters and Mustangs land in pre-season Top 10 pollBreaking News: Larry Klein Estate responds about New Errol Project LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

What makes a successful BBC Radio 4 charity appeal

What makes a successful BBC Radio 4 charity appeal

first_img Tagged with: BBC Digital Individual giving radio What makes a successful BBC Radio 4 charity appeal Sally Flatman, producer of the BBC Radio 4 charity appeal, spoke at a free event yesterday in London in which she shared advice on how to make the most out of the opportunity of the appeal. She discussed how the appeal was changing, and how charities were using social media to give it added impact.The event was organised by Sounddelivery as part of its Soundtalks series.Sounddelivery’s Jude Habib reports on the event, and includes an audio recording of it.[View the story “Soundtalks: The Power of the Radio 4 Appeal” on Storify] About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 February 2012 | Newslast_img read more

More British trustees are giving to their charities

More British trustees are giving to their charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 More trustees are making donations to their charities, Bill King, a capital appeals expert from the International Fundraising Consultancy, told delegates at the UK Fundraising Camp London this week.Speaking during a discussion on capital appeals, King said that he had noticed the change over the last five or so years with the charities he has worked with. However he added that the UK was still far from the American model, where trustees are expected to give to their charities. In the UK, it’s often considered inappropriate to ask people who are donating their time to also donate money, while trustees often feel if they are volunteering their time, they don’t need to give as well.Bill King, International Fundraising ConsultancyKing suggested that terms and conditions for all new trustees should contain a stipulation that they should give to the charity “at a level that is appropriate to them”.He also said that all trustees ought to give to any capital appeal run by their charity.“It’s not about how much they give, just the fact they have given. It could be passing a hat round and everyone puts in a fiver.“It starts with the chair. If he or she gives, it sets the tone for everyone else.”King said the willingness of trustees to give in America made a big difference to US capital appeals since fundraisers could rely on the top slots on the table of gifts being filled by trustees.He also shared a thought experiment devised by fundraising consultant Patrick Boggon.  Ask charities to imaging that a wealthy relative had left them £10m. They can keep £5m for themselves provided they give £5m to charity. Then ask the trustees which charities they would give to. King said this could be use to get charities thinking about how and why they should give to the charity on whose board they sit.UK Fundraising’s Fundraising Camps are held regularly around the country. Run on the open confererence principle, delegates choose the topics they wish to discuss, which are then run without a formal leader or speaker.The next Fundraising Camp will take place in Peterborough on May 13. Advertisement More British trustees are giving to their charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 2 May 2014 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Capital appeal Fundraising Camp Individual giving trustees Volunteering  202 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  201 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Five radio station employees arrested then released, station back on the air

Five radio station employees arrested then released, station back on the air

first_imgNews News February 24, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Heavily-armed police raided the Mogadishu studios of privately-owned Radio Voice of Peace yesterday morning, arresting five employees who were finally released in the evening, Reporters Without Borders has learned from Omar Faruk Osman, the secretary general of its partner organisation in Somalia, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ).“The security forces have yet again acted on their whim in Mogadishu,” the press freedom organisation said. “Without informing the civilian authorities or obtaining any kind of warrant that would legitimise their action, they stormed a radio station and carried out arrests as if they were masters of the country. The federal transitional government’s founding charter imposes the rule of law on the security forces, the law they are supposed to enforce.”The five employees arrested yesterday morning – editor Shafi’i Muhidin Islow, journalists Abdikamil Yusuf Mohamud, Mohammed Ali Boston Mohammed and Kafi Ali and technician Ibrahim Abdi Hassan – were taken to the headquarters of the police department of criminal investigation. They were freed in the evening thanks to an agreement between clan leaders, and the station was allowed to resume broadcasting.The government gave no official explanation for their arrest. The station’s journalists thought the raid might have been prompted by a report the previous evening about a rebel attack in the KM4 area. RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Receive email alerts March 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Somalia April 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five radio station employees arrested then released, station back on the air to go further SomaliaAfrica Organisation News News SomaliaAfrica RSF_en last_img read more

Operating theatres closed

Operating theatres closed

first_imgLinkedin TAGSChristmasday wardsoperationssuspendeduniversity hospital limerick Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsApp Facebook NewsOperating theatres closedBy Bernie English – November 26, 2016 754 Twitter Previous articleUL is facing the chop!Next articleJan zones in on soaring rents Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img University Hospital Limerick Christmas Gift appeal for children in Direct Provision Print Advertisement [email protected] Hospital Limerick.UL HOSPITALS Group has confirmed that all day procedures will be suspended for two weeks over the Christmas period at the four acute hospitals in the region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up From December 23 to January 9, operating theatres in University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Ennis, Nenagh and Croom hospitals will be closed for elective surgery.The hospital group said that this is “traditionally a time of year when a high rate of patients request to postpone their planned surgery”. As a result, the day surgical wards in those hospitals will also close.“These closures have been planned months in advance and no patients were scheduled to have their surgery during this time. UHL will continue to operate an emergency theatre to manage any emergency or unplanned surgery.  64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL last_img read more

Cephalopod diet of the southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina, at King George Island, South Shetland Islands

Cephalopod diet of the southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina, at King George Island, South Shetland Islands

first_imgIn the summer of 1995/96, 25 southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina, were stomach lavaged at Stranger Point, King George Island, South Shetland Islands. Cephalopod remains were present in 72% of the individuals sampled (n = 18). Seven species of squid and three of octopus were identified. The squid Psychroteuthis glacialis was the most important prey in terms of numbers (77%), biomass (80.8%) and frequency of occurrence (94.4%). Next in importance in terms of mass was the squid Alluroteuthis antarcticus (7.8%) in the diet of females and the octopodid Pareledone ?charcoti in the diet of males (13.2%). Females preyed on a wider variety of squid taxa than males (7 vs 3) but octopodids occurred only in stomach contents from males. The predominance of P. glacialis in the prey of the South Shetland Islands elephant seals can be explained by the southerly location of the foraging areas of this population compared to South Georgia, Heard and Macquarie islands, where the diet of southern elephant seals has previously been analysed. Psychroteuthis glacialis is the predominant squid in waters close to the Antarctic continent.last_img read more

Triple-A Salt Lake Wins In Sacramento

Triple-A Salt Lake Wins In Sacramento

first_imgJuly 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local Triple-A Salt Lake Wins In Sacramento Written by Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Sacramento, CA)  —  Nolan Fontana and Taylor Ward hit three-run homers as the Bees won 9-4 in Sacramento.Matt Thaiss contributed a two-run homer as Salt Lake ended a five-game losing streak.The two teams will meet again tonight. Robert Lovelllast_img

Five out-of-home food and drink trends for 2019

Five out-of-home food and drink trends for 2019

first_imgStay-at-home consumers, alternative diets and simpler menus have been tipped to drive the foodservice market.They are among five out-of-home (OOH) foodservice trends identified by global information company The NPD Group: Transparency and trustAs concern over the environmental impact of raw materials such as palm oil grows, operators have started to offer more information about ingredients. “Consumers will ask questions about the food they are buying,” said The NPD Group. “The best operators will provide the answers and address consumer concerns about single-use items, especially those made of plastic.” DeliveryDriven by technology, the rise of in-home entertainment subscription services and a desire to save money, The NPD Group predicts consumers are likely to ‘cocoon’ and eat more meals at home.“Consumer spend on restaurant food delivery could grow by 10% in 2019 to reach £5bn. Delivery already plays to consumer needs for convenience and enjoying a ‘treat’,” said The NPD Group. Veganism and vegetarianismThis year has brought significant growth in the vegan and vegetarian food markets, as demonstrated by a host of new products being released to cater for alternative diets.“There is wide debate about consumption of meat and dairy products, and whether a different approach to what we eat can help protect the world’s climate and environment,” said The NPD Group, noting a rapid increase in the number of vegans and vegetarians in recent years.Its data shows that OOH flexitarian (semi-vegetarian) visits have increased at twice the rate of overall market growth over the past three years. It adds that some operators have failed to adapt because they see veganism and vegetarianism as a short-term fad.The foodservice industry will need to respond carefully, and outlets should ensure they provide a balanced menu with the right choices for vegans and vegetarians, while not alienating meat-eaters, suggests The NPD Group.center_img Virtual restaurantsAlongside the increased popularity of delivery, virtual restaurants – delivery-only brands – will increase in appeal as they can “begin trading quickly, are relatively cheap to run and are flexible, aided by a lack of overheads such as dedicated retail premises and waiting staff”, The NPD Group said.Deliveroo currently has around 400 virtual restaurants, and UberEats aims for a similar number by the end of 2018. Just Eat is also entering this space with ‘digital pop-ups’. Digestible menus“Consumers do not want to waste time searching for food and drink; many simply search for their favourite dish anyway,” said The NPD Group.Outlets should focus on what they do best in order to establish a great reputation for a specific cuisine, style or experience.“Slimmer menus will mean less complexity in the kitchen, a leaner supply chain, lower food costs and less food waste too.”last_img read more