Analysis of all the latest consumer trends and industry reports to help you operate your business more effectively.
27-Feb-2015 - London’s eating out scene is thriving, with diners frequently visiting restaurants at lunchtime and on weekday evenings, according to a new survey.
27-Feb-2015 - Brits have voted on what makes the best bacon butty, with some interesting findings for pubs, restaurants and hotels to take note of.
27-Feb-2015 - Regional hotels outperformed London properties in January 2015, achieving double-digit profit growth compared to bottom line declines in the capital.
27-Feb-2015 - Fifty-three per cent of hospitality businesses make use of zero-hour contracts, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
26-Feb-2015 - Alcohol licence fees will continue to be set at a national level until the Home Office can source more evidence that allowing local authorities to do so wouldn't put 'an...
24-Feb-2015 - Hotels in Aberdeen are continuing to feel the negative knock-on effects of a troubled North Sea oil and gas sector with January's occupancy down by 2.8 per cent to 63.4...
24-Feb-2015 - Regional hotels performed strongly last year and there is ‘considerable headroom’ for further revenue and profit growth in 2015, according to the latest report from CBRE Hotels.
23-Feb-2015 - 51 per cent of diners are ‘fairly’ or ‘very’ concerned about food safety in UK restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways, a report by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found.
20-Feb-2015 - Byron and Browns have been named as the restaurant brands in the UK which leave their customers most satisfied.
19-Feb-2015 - Imago achieved record sales during the Christmas period, with its flagship hotel reporting 10.5 per cent growth.
19-Feb-2015 - People 1st has called on hospitality employers to develop a more ‘systematic’ approach to training in order to guarantee a return on investment (ROI).
19-Feb-2015 - UK hotels have beaten the New Year slump and seen the strongest January in five years, with both room occupancy and yield increasing year on year in London and across...
18-Feb-2015 - Accor said its dramatic restructure paid off in 2014, with net profits up 77 per cent year-on-year on the back of strong operating performance across its business.
17-Feb-2015 - IHG has reported strong financial performance in 2014, with the UK outperforming the rest of Europe during the year.
16-Feb-2015 - A leading hotel industry figure has predicted a positive year for the sector after claiming growth had 'far outstripped' his forecast for 2014.
16-Feb-2015 - McDonald’s has been rated the highest in a benchmarking of global restaurant brands for implementing farm animal welfare practices in its policies, while M&B, Burger King, SSP and Whitbread are among...
13-Feb-2015 - Average RevPAR (revenue per available rooms) was in double-digit growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, but room rates are beginning to plateau – the latest Hotel Bulletin report has found.
13-Feb-2015 - A surge in sales of higher quality wines in premium restaurants, wine bars, hotels and gastropubs is bucking the overall decline in on-trade wine sales, a report from Liberty Wines...
13-Feb-2015 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) expects to double in size by the end of the year as the sector continues to show strong growth.
12-Feb-2015 - 2014 was another record breaking year for UK tourism, with both spend and visits reaching their highest levels to date.
12-Feb-2015 - Two thirds of people say they are planning to eat out on Valentine's Day, but only 28 per cent will spend more than £50 on the occasion according to a...
12-Feb-2015 - January's cold and snowy weather failed to have a major impact on sales at branded restaurant chains according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
11-Feb-2015 - The market is awash with casual-dining brands, large and small, old and new. Here’s Restaurant magazine's pick of the five you really need to keep an eye on in 2015. ...
10-Feb-2015 - Dietary guidelines recommending that we eat less fat had no scientific basis and should never have been introduced, a new study has claimed.
10-Feb-2015 - Restaurant reservations system provider ResDiary has launched new technology to help restaurateurs tackle the issue of no-shows.