In This Issue

Juliet Shield takes a look at London's new Scandinavian sandwich trend. Subway and Pret A Manger are members of Jacques Borel's VAT Club.

International Sandwich and Snack News magazine is the official journal of the British Sandwich Association (BSA), the UK body representing Sandwich makers, suppliers and retailers.

The magazine is published six times a year and distributed to retail buyers, caterers, sandwich bars and associated businesses in the industry.

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  • SUBWAY has launched a new partnership with Ireland’s independent forecourt retailer, Applegreen.
  • Juliet Shield on London’s new Scandinavian sandwich trend.
  • EAT has launched a new look at its shop on the Strand, London - a template for a new raft of expansion, with plans to double the number of branches within five years.
  • Subway and Pret A Manger are members of Jacques Borel’s VAT Club, which is leading a campaign for a VAT cut to create jobs and stimulate the economy.
  • Brilliant Brackenbury's - Going from maternity leave to opening up a London sandwich deli and now a second coffee shop, Sharon Isaac-Upton’s partnership venture has been a real success story, with great sandwiches and a thriving trade in soup.
  • Nunhems is targeting sandwich bar and café independents with its Chef´s tomato Intense™.
Sandwich Bar Diary
  • Would-be sandwich and café owner David Bell is getting close to signing up for his first unit in London, but in the meantime he’s been ‘helping’ to harvest olives in South Italy, destined to be used with his in-store salad dressings.
Packaging and  Labelling
  • Sussex-based entrepreneur Mark Reeves has built up a successful three-van quality sandwich business. Here he shares some of his experiences, including the development of his brand.
  • When a marathon-running duo couldn’t find the healthy snacks they were looking for, they decided to launch their own.
IFE Preview
  • As well as over 1,200 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and innovations, IFE13 (17-20 March, ExCeL, London) will also be host to a mix of live events and attractions.
Sandwich Salvation
  • A number of sandwich and coffee chains are increasingly getting involved in helping long-term unemployed find work, as part of their corporate social responsibility platforms.