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Food and drink news round-up

Food and drink news round-up

Framework updates.

Catering disposables

Our Catering disposables framework is one of many ‘Well Being of Future Generations’ Pilots being delivered by the Value Wales team within the Welsh Government. The framework will be led by Ceredigion council and managed by the NPS. 

The focus of the framework is to help our customers move away from single use plastics to use more sustainable products.

We will share the latest developments in the next Category Forum Group (CFG) meeting in October

Sandwich fillings, prepared sandwiches and Frozen plated meals

It has been almost 2 years since the first NPS Food frameworks were let. We will soon be sending a short questionnaire to category forum members to get their views on the future approach to both agreements. If you are an NPS customer and would like to be involved please let us know.


Work on planning for Brexit is progressing quickly in the Food category team as it requires special attention. We are keen to work with customers to identify risks and how these can be mitigated at our next Category Forum meeting. If you would like to get involved please let us know.

Alcohol tender

The alcohol tender has just been awarded and went live on 1st September. We have been busy developing guidance, catalogues and funnelling tools. For more information, please contact

Our NPS Food team

We have recently welcomed 2 new team members, Kristy Roberts-Metcalf and Sally Anne-Tucker. Kristy and Sal, together with Christine Bone, Annette Jones and Carla Lavender will be focussed on helping your organisation use our frameworks more effectively. Whether you require mini competition support, helping with your queries or assisting with any complaints, we are here to help.