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Off-trade beer sales overtake on-trade for first time

30-Jan-2015 - Sales of beer in supermarkets and off-licences overtook pub sales for the first time on record last year, according to the latest data from the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

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Essential Cuisine launches search for Britain's Best Brigades

30-Jan-2015 - Essential Cuisine has launched a nationwide search for the UK’s hardest working chef teams.

Eating alone is biggest concern for solo travellers

29-Jan-2015 - Restaurant staff are being urged to make solo diners feel more comfortable after a survey found that a quarter of British diners feel they receive worse service when dining alone. 

Infographic: Adding loyalty to the menu - does it pay off?

29-Jan-2015 - Restaurants should offer freebies when they first open to increase footfall and build customer loyalty through reward schemes, according this new infographic from marketing and loyalty platform provider Coniq.

Tokyo Industries targets student market with Get Baked partnership

29-Jan-2015 - Late-night venue operator Tokyo Industries is targeting the student market with the launch of a new collaboration with takeaway operator Get Baked. 

Hakkasan plans 15 restaurants and hotel in the UK

28-Jan-2015 - International hospitality group Hakkasan is looking to more than double its estate in 2015 with the opening of 15 new restaurants across its portfolio of brands, including a new concept called Ling Ling.

Gas Street Social to open in Birmingham's Mailbox complex

28-Jan-2015 - Shaker Group has revealed plans to open upmarket restaurant and cocktail bar Gas Street Social in Birmingham this March.

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Mr Trotter's heats up pork scratchings range with English Mustard

28-Jan-2015 - Mr Trotter's has extended its Great British Pork Crackling range with an English Mustard flavour.

Franco Manca & Crab Tavern take London’s Broadgate Circle scheme close to capacity

27-Jan-2015 - A £20m retail redevelopment in London’s Square Mile is now almost fully pre-let after three restaurants took units on long-term leases.

Sandals seeks UK chefs for growing restaurant portfolio

27-Jan-2015 - Luxury Caribbean resort operator Sandals has started a recruitment drive for skilled chefs to work within its growing restaurant portfolio as it looks to 'offer guests the most comprehensive dining experience possible'.

People 1st calls for more higher education training in wake of manager skills shortfall

27-Jan-2015 - People 1st has called for higher education to play a greater role in addressing the future management needs of the hospitality sector, after it claimed the industry will need 66,000 more managers by 2020.

World Pastry Cup 2015: UK team comes 6th

27-Jan-2015 - The UK team competing in the World Pastry Cup (Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie) took sixth place at the final in Lyon yesterday, the highest result for the UK in the history of the competition.

The Sportsman named top UK gastropub

26-Jan-2015 - The Sportsman, in Seasalter, Kent, was been voted the best gastropub in the country by a select band of influential industry experts.

New Moon Pub Co continues on expansion trail with first site in Liverpool

26-Jan-2015 - North-west operator New Moon Pub Company has secured its first Liverpool site and its seventh in total.

Debrett's 500: Heston Blumenthal and Jason Atherton among food & drink's most influential

26-Jan-2015 - Chefs Heston Blumenthal and Jason Atherton along with restaurateurs Russell Norman and Alan Yau have made a list of the 500 most influential people in Britain according to The Peerage publisher Debrett's.

Fall in unemployed 16 – 18 year olds

26-Jan-2015 - The number of 16 – 18 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) has fallen to 148,000 out the population of two million but it is still behind other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) according to figures released by the Commons Select Committee.

Pubs of Distinction acquires Camden pub

23-Jan-2015 - Pubs of Distinction has acquired its fourth London-based venue as it continues to grow its portfolio of ‘local beer houses’

Sandra Kelly of Whitbread on plugging the skills gap in hospitality

23-Jan-2015 - Sandra Kelly, head of education at Whitbread, suggests ways the hospitality sector can best address its skills shortage.

Feeling valued is top priority for third of hospitality workers

22-Jan-2015 - Two thirds of hospitality workers believe it is important to feel passionate about a job while a third think feeling valued is a top priority, a survey looking into employee motivation has found.

UK regions feel benefit of overseas visitor growth

22-Jan-2015 - UK regions saw faster growth in overseas visits than London last year, although the capital enjoyed the biggest uplift in tourism spend, according to new analysis from VisitBritain.

First look: Ealing Park Tavern

22-Jan-2015 - ETM Group opened its latest venture, Ealing Park Tavern, in South Ealing yesterday – BigHospitality takes a first glimpse inside.

Team UK turns to crowdfunding to improve Bocuse d'Or chances

21-Jan-2015 - Chefs competing in the UK team for this year's Bocuse d'Or have launched a crowdfunding campaign to improve their chances in the global competition.

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Orderella wins Star Product at The Hospitality Show

21-Jan-2015 - Orderella, the cashless app which allows customers to order drinks and food from their smartphones, has been named Star Product at this year's Hospitality Show. 

Village London founder to open European brasserie

20-Jan-2015 - Village London co-founder Clive Watson will open European brasserie Blixen in Spitalfields next month.

Labour children's food plan: Concerns of additional bureaucracy for hospitality

19-Jan-2015 - Industry bodies have warned politicians against creating additional bureaucracy for the hospitality sector after Labour outlined plans to make high levels of fat, sugar and salt in children’s food illegal under the party's administration.