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Welcome to Food Spark, a brand new service designed to inspire and inform innovation across the food industry.

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Food Spark delivers all the daily inspiration, trends and insight you require to ignite innovation across your business.

A unique one-stop service covering the global food trends that really matter, the most important industry developments and the game-changers of restaurants and retail, Food Spark is the digital destination for those needing to stay ahead of the culinary curve.

A direct response to research into the industry’s key information needs, Food Spark adds value for anyone working within food development and innovation across retail, manufacturing and foodservice to help you stand out in a fast-paced competitive industry.

Food Spark is brought to you by William Reed, home of…

  • The Grocer
  • Food Manufacture
  • Restaurant Magazine
  • MCA Insight
  • The World's 50 Best Restaurants

Content Categories

Trends and People

Trends & People

Real-time interpretation of trends and trailblazers in the culinary world.

Eating Out

Eating Out

Influential restaurant openings and dishes with a difference.

Retail

Retail

Aisle Spy: the game-changers in retail.

Development

Development

Expert analysis of the new food concepts changing the culinary game.

Health & Lifestyle

Health & Lifestyle

A spotlight on fast-moving consumer tastes and lifestyle changes.

Hot Topics

Hot Topics

Expert advice on the big issues and latest legislation facing the industry.

Meet the team

Katie Mulloy

Katie Mulloy

An award-winning editor with 14 years’ experience across consumer print and digital media, Katie balances a keen interest in health and nutrition with her well-honed ability to order the most calorific item on any menu.

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Tom Lee

Eating his way from London to Shanghai and back again, Tom is obsessed with exploring how traditional tastes are evolving in the modern world. His decade of experience in food-focussed publications has seen him grilling an international cast of culinary characters and stuffing his face with all manner of weird and wonderful ingredients.

Tom.Lee@foodspark.com

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Sarah Sharples

Having grown up in Australia, Sarah has eaten everything from kangaroo to crocodile, and loves the huge influence of Asian cuisine in the country. Her 10-year career as a journalist and editor has helped to fund travels throughout Europe, Africa and America, where she has fed her obsession for new foods and tasty treats.

Sarah.sharples@foodspark.com

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Hannah Sheehan

The front-line of the Food Spark team, Hannah, looks after all online subscribers as well as supporting all marketing activity. She is the woman to speak to for any user queries/issues. She can even do it in Spanish if you like – time spent in Latin America honed both her love of its language and its flavours.

Hannah.Sheehan@foodspark.com

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Sparkie

They say he can spot a trend before its metaphorical bubble has even broken the surface. His capacity to sniff out a future opportunity from a pile of fads is legendary. Obsession doesn’t quite cover it. Kitchen tyrant or benevolent genius? We don’t know. But we do know he’s agreed to share his professional lifetime of food expertise exclusively with Food Spark.

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Aaron Arizpe

A rapacious eater who lives in restaurants, travels the world to write about them, and calls Manhattan home, Aaron is on the cutting-edge of the NYC food scene. His work has been featured in publications like TIME Magazine, Bon Appétit and Eater. Follow him on Instagram at @pocketfork.

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Michalene Busico

A former New York Times’ food editor and deputy features editor at the Los Angeles Times, there’s little – nay, nothing – that internationally recognised writer and editor Michalene doesn’t know about the West Coast food scene. She lives in Malibu, grows grapes and is an occasional wine maker.

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Dr Laura Wyness

Laura is a freelance registered nutritionist with her own nutrition research and communications consultancy. She has a strong background in reviewing scientific evidence and translating the findings into clear messages, having previously worked as a Senior Nutrition Scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation in London and at the Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation in Edinburgh.

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