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All the latest product news and innovations from across the industry, including food and beverages, technology, furniture, design and services.

Mexican cheese and edible insects at this year's Speciality and Fine Food Fair

22-Aug-2016 - A Mexican cheese, edible insects and a riddled beer are among the products available to try and source at this year's Speciality and Fine Food Fair. 

Edible insects: Why chefs should embrace 'nature's best kept secret'

29-Apr-2016 - The owners of a new business selling edible insects in the UK are encouraging chefs to embrace one of ‘natures best kept secrets’ and add them to their dishes.

Montcalm hotels launches free Handy smartphone for guests

15-Apr-2016 - The Montcalm London Marble Arch has become the first hotel in Europe to launch Handy - a free smartphone service for guests.

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OpenTable app launches 'lickable' food pictures

01-Apr-2016 - Online restaurant reservations provider OpenTable has unveiled new 'lickable' technology which allows diners to taste dishes from their favourite restaurants.

Confusion surrounds 'craft' term when applied to drinks, report finds

16-Mar-2016 - Confusion still surrounds the term 'craft' when applied to drinks despite more people drinking independently brewed beers than ever before.

Restaurant names 2016 Chefs’ Choice Awards winners

06-Jan-2016 - Restaurant magazine has announced the results of its annual Chefs’ Choice Awards, which throw a spotlight on the hospitality sector’s best products, suppliers, brands and equipment.

McDonald's to pilot premium burger range

04-Nov-2015 - McDonald's is to pilot a range of premium beef burgers which it has created in consultation with a team of chefs, including those working in Michelin-starred restaurants.

Votes open for Chefs' Choice Awards 2016

02-Nov-2015 - Chefs are being urged to vote for their favourite products in the Chefs' Choice Awards 2016 for the chance to win a meal in a top restaurant.

Michelin-starred restaurant delivery service to launch

30-Jul-2015 - A new service delivering food and wine direct from London's Michelin-starred restaurants will launch in London in September. 

What's on at Imbibe Live 2015

16-Jun-2015 - Imbibe Live, the annual exhibition for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks in the licensed on-trade is back. Here's our round-up of what's on at this year's show.

Yotel intalls biometric systems to record staff attendance

30-Apr-2015 - Hotel group Yotel has installed automated biometric systems to record the attendance of staff at three of its airport hotels which it says will enable its general managers to better...

IHG adopts 'revolutionary' cloud-based community model for hotel reservations

29-Apr-2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is working with travel technology company Amadeus on the development of a new cloud-based reservation system that it says will 'revolutionise the technological foundations of the...

What you need to know about craft cider

28-Apr-2015 - Like beer, cider is getting crafty. BigHospitality looks at what craft cider is all about and the opportunities it presents for pubs, restaurants and hotels. 

Triptease launches widget to help hoteliers boost direct bookings

16-Apr-2015 - Travel start-up Triptease says the launch of its new Price Check widget is helping hotels battle the power of OTAs because it can boost the number of direct bookings they...

Smart-meter saves hospitality industry £1m in food waste

23-Mar-2015 - A smart-meter that helps chefs measure and manage food waste has saved hospitality caterers an estimated combined total of £1m, the manufacturer has claimed.

IFE 2015 Preview: 23 British chefs to demonstrate culinary expertise

18-Mar-2015 - Alyn Williams, Adam Smith and Alan Bird are among the 23 British chefs demonstrating their skills and providing inspiration to others at this year's International Food and Drink Event (IFE).

Starwood Hotels partner with Uber to launch mobile loyalty scheme

27-Feb-2015 - Starwood Hotels and Resorts have launched a new digital partnership with Uber.

Hotel guests offered chance to go on a 'digital detox' with new service

25-Feb-2015 - While hotels are being urged to embrace technology and find ways to connect better with guests via their smartphones and tablets, a new service is bucking the trend and encouraging...

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Holmesterne serves up time-saving pork crackling

25-Feb-2015 - Holmesterne Foods has introduced a new form of pork crackling that is claimed to offer busy chefs time-saving benefits.

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Steelite targets growing casual dining market with Tulip Bowl range

24-Feb-2015 - Steelite International has extended its Taste range to include a collection of multi-functional stacking bowls for busy, casual dining environments.

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C&C Group gets into the spirit with Magners whiskey innovation

19-Feb-2015 - C&C Group has entered the burgeoning spirit and cider, or ‘spider’, category by launching Magners with Irish Whiskey.

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UCC boosts coffee range with orangutan conservation in mind

13-Feb-2015 - UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has added two new coffees to its range – Grand Crü version 2.4 and Orang Utan.

Food industry 'ebay' seeks to unlock value in unwanted stock

11-Feb-2015 - A new digital marketplace for the food industry is helping independent pubs and restaurants source bargain stock direct from food businesses.

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Nespresso boosts single origin coffee range with Espresso Origin Brazil

05-Feb-2015 - Nespresso has added new blend to its Pure Origin Grand Cru range of coffees. Espresso Origin Brazil consists entirely of coffee beans harvested from plantations in the South American country.

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Sacla launches professional range for hospitality

03-Feb-2015 - Italian ingredients brand Sacla has launched a range of products into the hospitality sector.