Trends & Reports

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

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 19/09 - 23/09

23-Sep-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Island Poké, backed by former Soho House director, to open in London

22-Sep-2016 - Island Poké, a new restaurant concept backed by Chris Miller, founder of investment platform the White Rabbit Fund, is to open in London’s Soho this October.

Regional hotels set for ‘record growth’ in 2017

22-Sep-2016 - UK regional hotels are set to see record growth in 2017, but London properties will continue to struggle.

Hotel guests now want ‘affordable luxury’ above nearly everything else, says BDRC

16-Sep-2016 - Hotels hoping to capture both business and leisure travellers should focus on ‘affordable luxury’ to generate bookings and please guests, especially among Millennials, BDRC Continental has said.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 12/09 - 16/09

16-Sep-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Hotels risk losing business to Airbnb, says BDRC Hotel Insights panel

16-Sep-2016 - Hotels are almost certainly losing business to the sharing economy platforms such as Airbnb, a panel has suggested at this year’s BDRC Hotel Insights Forum 2016.

Diners prefer restaurants with seasonal menus

15-Sep-2016 - British diners prefer to eat at restaurants with seasonal menus, despite 88 per cent of people admitting they are unable to identify seasonal produce, according to an OpenTable study.

Trends: Number of snack plates on menus rises 60%

15-Sep-2016 - Eating out operators are lowering the price of main courses but are boosting consumer spending by offering more starters, snacks and small plates.

BHA condemns view that hospitality is not a good career as ‘outdated’

14-Sep-2016 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has branded the view that hospitality is not a good career for young people as ‘an outdated viewpoint’.

One in 10 diners admit to not paying the bill because of waiting times

13-Sep-2016 - Over one in 10 UK restaurant-goers have admitted to leaving a restaurant, café or bar without paying the bill, either because they didn’t want to wait any more, or couldn’t...

Why the gin trend is showing no sign of drying up

13-Sep-2016 - The popularity of gin in the UK is showing little sign of waning with sales of the spirit breaking the £1bn barrier six months earlier than predicted according to the...

Dominvs Group sells three UK hotels off guide price of £12m

13-Sep-2016 - Dominvs Group has sold three branded regional UK hotels to Asian company Fico Corporation for an undisclosed sum off a guide price of £12m.

Edwardian Hotels London launches mobile check-in desk

12-Sep-2016 - Edwardian Hotels London is now allowing guests to check-in and out online in a bid to cater to increasingly tech-savvy visitors.


Age of the restauroids: Will robots become a reality in restaurants?

12-Sep-2016 - They’ve been predicted for decades, but are we about to see robots finally become a reality in the dining room and kitchen?

Restaurant cleanliness more important than customer service, finds report

12-Sep-2016 - Food hygiene ratings have greater influence over a diner’s choice of venue than customer service, according to research by food safety management company Checkit.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 05/09 - 09/09

09-Sep-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Rising payroll costs squeeze UK hotel profits

09-Sep-2016 - Rising staff costs are hampering the ability of UK hoteliers to increase profit, a study by intelligence firm HotStats has revealed. 

Hospitality businesses to provide evidence for seaside towns inquiry

08-Sep-2016 - Owners of hospitality and tourism businesses in seaside towns are being asked to help MPs with an inquiry into the problems facing these areas. 

Amazon launches one­-hour restaurant delivery service in the UK

07-Sep-2016 - Amazon Restaurants has officially announced it will allow its Prime members in certain postcodes across London, to order food from selected restaurants for free delivery within an hour.

Rise in summer spending at restaurants, hotels and pubs

06-Sep-2016 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs all saw a double-digit rise in spending in August as more people opted for UK staycations, according to a Barclaycard report.

Pret A Manger to open more vegetarian-only stores

06-Sep-2016 - Pret A Manger is to keep its pop-up vegetarian store open permanently following the ‘overwhelming’ public response to its first meat-free London site.

Hotels and restaurants bounce back from Brexit

05-Sep-2016 - The UK hospitality sector saw a ‘record rise’ in growth in August following a post-Brexit slump, according to a new report.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 29/08 - 02/09

02-Sep-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Half of millennials moving to healthier diet

30-Aug-2016 - New research has shown an increasing appetite for healthy eating – with 47 per cent of millennials saying they have changed their dining habits over the last year towards a healthier diet.

The doggy dollar: How hospitality is recognising our love of dogs

26-Aug-2016 - It’s no secret that Brits love their dogs, and recent trends suggest that hospitality is starting to wake up to the business benefits of catering to customers' canine friends.  ...