Trends & Reports

Analysis of all the latest consumer trends and industry reports to help you operate your business more effectively.

Friday Five: The week's top news

26-May-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week.

Sunday service: How London restaurants are rethinking weekends

24-May-2017 - They do things differently at Ceviche Old Street on a Sunday. While the rest of the week the Peruvian restaurant is the place to go for its eponymous raw fish...

The whole hog: 5 ways chefs are embracing nose-to-tail dining

23-May-2017 - With meat prices only going one way, why aren't more chefs embracing less obvious cuts?

Restaurants encouraged to offer more meat-free dishes

22-May-2017 - Restaurants are being encouraged to offer more creative vegetarian and vegan options to cater to a growing number of flexitarian diners.

Friday Five: The week's top news

19-May-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week.

Casual Dining Group to enter pub market with two new Heathrow operations

19-May-2017 - Casual Dining Group (CDG) is to rebrand and operate two pubs in Heathrow Airport, in its first pub contract.

Leon minority stake acquired for £25m to boost expansion plan

19-May-2017 - Healthy fast food chain Leon has had a significant minority stake acquired for £25m by Swiss investment firm Spice Private Equity.

Building bridges: Inside Bristol's booming restaurant scene

17-May-2017 - It may be the best place to live in Britain, but what opportunites does Bristol hold for restaurants?

Franco Manca to open in Richmond-upon-Thames as expansion continues

16-May-2017 - Neapolitan-style pizza group Franco Manca is to open its 36th site, in Richmond-upon-Thames, this week.

Restaurants must be ‘authentic’ to attract younger customers, says report

15-May-2017 - Restaurants should offer a genuinely authentic, immersive, personalised, and locally focused food experience if they want to attract younger generations, according to a new study.

Friday Five: The week's top news

12-May-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week:

BHA calls on Government for 10-year ‘phased approach’ on EU immigration

12-May-2017 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has called on the Government to prioritise the hospitality industry by taking a 10-year phased approach to reducing immigration from the EU.

Wing Wing Korean chicken and beer shop to open in London

10-May-2017 - Wing Wing, a Korean-style chicken and beer 'chimaek' shop is to launch officially in London on 17 May.

Cash-conscious diners still spending more in restaurants

09-May-2017 - UK restaurants and pubs saw a double-digit rise in spending in April, despite consumers continuing to cut back on non-essential items.

Friday Five: The week’s top news, 1-5 May 2017

05-May-2017 - From a new bar with food by Michel Roux Jr, to Dutch chips and French Champagne coming to the UK, we round up the week’s biggest and best

Taittinger Champagne officially plants its first Kent sparkling wine vines

04-May-2017 - French Champagne group Taittinger has officially become the first Grande Marque Champagne house to plant vines in the UK, after planting its first this week.

Santo Remedio to re-open as it launches £40k crowdfund bid

02-May-2017 - Santo Remedio, the Mexican-style ‘cantina’ that was forced to close its Shoreditch site after just five months of business, is to re-open pending the success of its new crowdfunding campaign...

Friday Five: The week's top news

28-Apr-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week.

Humble Grape to open third site as it smashes £1m crowdfund goal

28-Apr-2017 - Wine bar group Humble Grape has confirmed it will open its third site in Islington this summer, after smashing its most recent £1m crowdfunding goal.


Pub design? It’s no small beer

24-Apr-2017 - As pubs scramble to reposition themselves for the 21st century, too many are embracing ruinous interior design

Friday Five: The week's top news

21-Apr-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week:

Margarita cocktail contest comes to London’s Mexican restaurants

20-Apr-2017 - London restaurants and bars such as Wahaca, El Patron and DF/Mexico are to compete for the title of ‘best margarita in town’ in the city’s first ever ‘Margarita Rumble’ competition....

Ahi Poké to open in Nova Victoria as first step in expansion

19-Apr-2017 - Ahi Poké is to open its second site, in the London Victoria Nova development, in June.


Six global food trends that should be on your radar

19-Apr-2017 - From dumplings to Danish pastries, we round-up some of the top food trends to watch.

What does a 2017 general election mean for hospitality?

18-Apr-2017 - The hospitality industry has welcomed the announcement of a general election on 8 June as a chance to challenge politicians on the issues facing restaurants, hotels and pubs.