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

24-Feb-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week

BBC Two to champion British farmers, growers & fishermen

24-Feb-2017 - A new BBC Two show is to champion British farmers, growers, and fishermen as part of a country-wide tour hosted by Great British Bake Off 2015 winner, Nadiya Hussain.

Hospitality leaders optimistic despite rising cost concerns

23-Feb-2017 - The hospitality industry has rising concerns about cost rises and property price hikes, a new survey suggests, although optimism about business prospects overall is growing.

JDW will be first pub chain to show drinks calories

19-Feb-2017 - Calorie information for all pub giant JD Wetherspoon’s (JDW) drinks will be shown on its menu and website for the first time from next month.

Friday Five: The week's top news

17-Feb-2017 - From a major departure at Barrafina to a French chef launching his first London restaurant, we round-up some of the top stories in the restaurant world you might have missed...

Spending in restaurants at a five-year high

16-Feb-2017 - Spending on eating out in restaurants and cafes, and staying in hotels, is at a five-year high.

Valentine’s Day 2017: The romantic restaurant roundup

14-Feb-2017 - Can you say love potion? From cheeky cocktails to surprise meals for hospitality staff themselves, we take a look at some of the industry's take on the "most romantic" day...

Friday Five: The week's top news

10-Feb-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in the restaurant world you might have missed this week.

Special brew: 10 ways to apply indie principles to coffee

10-Feb-2017 - Restaurant groups up and down the country are turning to indie inspiration for ways to boost their coffee offer. We consider their top ten tips

Pizza’s leopard spots won’t become endangered by acrylamide rules

08-Feb-2017 - Places serving Neapolitan pizza and other starchy foods that are cooked with some charring can breathe a sigh of relief after it has been confirmed that new rules on acrylamide...

Mandatory Scores on the Doors will affect 43,000 businesses

07-Feb-2017 - More than 43,000 restaurants and catering businesses across England could be affected when a law to make it compulsory for places that serve or sell food to display their food...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 30/01 - 03/02

03-Feb-2017 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

BHA: Uncertain times mean UK hospitality must be competitive

31-Jan-2017 - Uncertain political and economic times mean it is more important than ever that the UK hospitality and tourism industry can compete, Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association...

Personalised welcome key to customer restaurant experience, says report

30-Jan-2017 - A personalised experience is key to how much customers enjoy visiting a restaurant, with 83 per cent of diners considering the welcome they get to be one of the most...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 23/01 - 27/01

27-Jan-2017 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Beware workplace dress codes: Businesses risk fines, new MPs report says

25-Jan-2017 - Businesses and employers should ensure they know the rules regarding dress code and gender laws, or risk fines, a new government report has recommended.

Nando’s and Premier Inn score highly in brand simplicity index

25-Jan-2017 - Hospitality companies Nando’s, Premier Inn, Travelodge and PizzaExpress have ranked highly in a list of UK brands consumers find the easiest to understand.

Domino's and JD Wetherspoon defend animal welfare policies

23-Jan-2017 - McDonald’s and Greggs have topped a list of 28 foodservice companies ranked according to their animal welfare policies, while Domino's and JD Wetherspoon were among the worst. 

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 16/01 - 20/01

20-Jan-2017 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Angus Deayton takes over from Tom Kerridge as host of professional Bake Off

20-Jan-2017 - Television presenter Angus Deayton is to take over from chef Tom Kerridge as the host of professional pastry chef show Bake Off: Crème de la Crème.

Restaurant chains' sustainable fish use rises but diners still unsure

20-Jan-2017 - High street restaurant chains have been commended for their increasing use of sustainable fish and seafood, but still need to increase information given to diners, a new report has concluded.

Chain restaurants and pubs given festive uplift

19-Jan-2017 - Like-for-like sales across 34 of the UK's largest restaurant and pub groups rose 2 per cent over the last festive season figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker have shown. 

Banishing Blue Monday: 10 of the best

16-Jan-2017 - Whether you’re feeling the blues this Monday or firmly believe it’s a made-up concept designed to capitalise on our waning New Years’ Resolutions, there’s no denying Blue Monday is making...

Brands under pressure to “satisfy contradictory customer needs”, says IHG

16-Jan-2017 - Brands are increasingly under pressure to deliver experiences that satisfy contradictory customer needs, according to a new report from the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 09/01 - 13/01

13-Jan-2017 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.