22-Dec-2014 - UK beer sales have bounced back after five consecutive years of decline, according to the latest research from Mintel.
22-Dec-2014 - The chief executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), Ufi Ibrahim, has called on the hospitality industry to continue to push for policy change next year.
22-Dec-2014 - Eating out continued to outperform the overall leisure market last month, with families in particular spending more on meals at pubs and restaurants.
19-Dec-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has joined forces with the Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE) for this year’s PACE Learning & Development Forum.
19-Dec-2014 - Brits will have more disposable income to spend on extras like eating out this Christmas, according to the latest income tracker from Asda.
19-Dec-2014 - Pubs and restaurants have been hit by falling alcohol sales over the past twelve weeks, but could receive a boost as people gear up for the festive period.
18-Dec-2014 - Manchester-based creative studio NoChintz will launch a new coffee concept in the Grade II listed Sevendale House next March.
17-Dec-2014 - People 1st has called for a ‘hard hitting’ cross-industry campaign to promote the breadth of career opportunities the hospitality and tourism industry can offer.
16-Dec-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Martin William’s first solo venture M, new Danish concept Snaps & Rye and Tom Kerridge’s new gastropub The Coach, as well as the Tulse Hill hotel.
16-Dec-2014 - As series 7 of MasterChef: The Professionals draws to a close on BBC2, BigHospitality takes a look at the five talented chefs who made it through to the finals.
16-Dec-2014 - Premium tea brands are crucial to tap into the growth potential for out-of-home tea sales, according to a report by Allegra World Coffee Portal.
15-Dec-2014 - Restaurant magazine is seeking entries from the UK's top multi-site chefs for its Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2015.
15-Dec-2014 - A 2 per cent alcohol duty cut could boost public finances by £1.5bn in 2015, according to an Ernst & Young report launched alongside the Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s (WSTA) ‘Drop the Duty’ campaign.
15-Dec-2014 - London-based craft coffee house and cocktail concept Grind & Co is planning to open two further London sites in the first half of 2015.
12-Dec-2014 - The much-anticipated EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation came into force on 13 December. BigHospitality looks at what is changing, and the impact of the new law on the industry.
12-Dec-2014 - A boom in crowd-funding and the increasing popularity of smokehouses and pop-ups are among the predictions for 2015 from advisory firm BDO.
11-Dec-2014 - Overseas residents spent £6.3bn during their visits to the UK from August to October – a 3 per cent year-on-year drop despite growth in the number of visits.
11-Dec-2014 - Pub and restaurant groups enjoyed a 3.4 per cent increase in like-for-like sales in November compared to the same month last year, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
10-Dec-2014 - Prescott & Conran has acquired two new businesses in Shoreditch and is close to signing a further site in Clerkenwell, BigHospitality has learnt.
10-Dec-2014 - Government policies such as the smoking ban, alcohol duty escalator and VAT are to blame for the closure of more than 6,000 pubs in the past eight years, according to a new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).
10-Dec-2014 - Nicholson's has opened The Railway Tavern pub in London’s Richmond in a building that previously housed an O’Neill’s.
10-Dec-2014 - Bartender-led drinks consulting business The Cocktail Trading Co will launch its own bar, The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar & Table, in London’s Oxford Circus in mid-January 2015.
09-Dec-2014 - In January, the Hospitality Show will return to the NEC Birmingham, with a packed programme to kickstart the industry’s 2015 calendar.
09-Dec-2014 - The Brasserie Bar Co is to open its fifth pub under The White Brasserie Company branding next week; The Sun Inn in Surrey.
08-Dec-2014 - The coffee shop sector is expected to reach £16.5bn in turnover and 27,000 outlets by 2020, according to a report by World Coffee Portal.