September Over The Years - Exploring Our 17 Years In Food & Beverage Trends EBook

Take a deep dive into how the month of September has shaped up over the years with research from our 17 Years In Food & Beverage Trends EBook. Check out five highlights from between 2006 and 2022.

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Since then a lot has changed across the food and beverage landscape, change that we've looked to capture in our 17 Years In Food & Beverage Trends E-Book. We look at what events, people, culture, regulations, technologies, and products defined these years, as well as the changes and impact on these for the future.

Here are some of the highlights captured from various months of September over the years.

September 2008 - Back in the late 2000s we saw a drive to get more kids in the kitchen, away from technology. A new government scheme was launched targeting 11-year-olds in England which saw every child entitled to a free 'Real Meals' cookbook. The month also saw the rebirth of the London Restaurant Awards after a three year hiatus, with Great Queen Street taking the honours of Best British Restaurant of the Year.

September 2012 - We saw the birth of the Designer Baker, with the craft movement gaining more momentum. The result was artisanal recipes, natural ingredients, heritage grains and 'organic everything' in focus. Tesco trialled the UK's first interactive virtual store in the departure lounge at Gatwick's North Terminal with approximately 80 products available to customers. Whilst September 2012 also saw Quay win Best Restaurant in Sydney's Morning Herald Awards.

September 2015 - This month saw London's favourite cocktails mapped out thanks to makers of a new app, Drinki. Working with 70 bars, the map shows which tipples were being drunk across London's 32 boroughs. Mayfair = champagne, East = vermouth and negronis, City = Old Fashioned. Also this month, Mexican food was deemed the 'it' food in the UK according to a survey of more than 2000 by Future Thinking which found 30% of families bought or tried Mexican food in the past year.

September 2018 - Research by The Food Foundation thinktank, a charity partner of The TFP Foundation, showed that nearly 4m UK children lived in households that were too poor to have a healthy diet. Plant-based brand Deliciously Ella launched a new range of vegan frozen ready meals. These included Sweet Potato & Black Bean Shepherd's Pie, Five Bean Chilli, Thai Yellow Curry, Cauliflower & Lentil Dahl and Spiced Spinach & Potato Cake. Whilst over in San Francisco, Chef Joshua Skenes opened Angler, his first follow-up to the three-Michelin-starred Saison restaurant.

September 2021 - This month saw France's wine industry hit hard, with the country's agricultural ministry announcing that the country' swine production could fall to historic lows, after a year of adverse weather. Michelin released its much anticipated California guide, the first update for the West Coast since 2019. And Korean TV series Squid Game launches and went viral.


A lot has happened in the month of September over the years - discover more in our 17 Years In Food & Beverage Trends E-Book. Find out how you can get your copy here.