Trends & Reports

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

Rise in young landlords drives pub and bar growth

22-May-2015 - Rising turnover and a surge of young talent entering the industry are providing encouraging signs of growth for the pub sector, according to new data from Barclays released today (22 May).

Pizza Hut to report third consecutive year of growth

21-May-2015 - Pizza Hut UK, the Rutland Partners backed group, has reported sales growth of up to 40 per cent at refurbished restaurants since its reimaging programme began, as the company prepares...

London businesses boosted by record-breaking year of tourism

20-May-2015 - London received a record-breaking number of international tourists in 2014, according to official figures.

Free guide to running a restaurant now available

19-May-2015 - BigHospitality’s sister publication Restaurant magazine has teamed up an EPoS provider to create a new free all-you-need-to-know guide to running a restaurant.

Champagne sales fizz, but wine market challenges remain

19-May-2015 - Industry innovation, improved distribution and a greater consumer awareness of leading brands is continuing to boost UK sales of Champagne and sparkling wine, a market report has found.


Dining trends: Restaurants must adapt menus to cater to all age groups

15-May-2015 - Operators must engage with customers and adapt their menus to target the needs of all age groups, according to a new study.

Hospitality profits up but zero-hours contracts remain popular, survey finds

15-May-2015 - Business confidence is growing with almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of hotel and bed & breakfast operators reporting an increase in profits over the past 12 months, a survey by...

April sees sales growth return among restaurant and pub groups

14-May-2015 - A strong Easter weekend helped managed pub and restaurant groups return to growth in April according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures.

Coeliac Awareness Week 2015: research shows diners still fear contamination

13-May-2015 - Food suppliers and a research company have used Coeliac Awareness Week (May 11-17) to highlight how eating out remains a challenge for consumers with restricted diets.

Serviced apartment sector continues regional growth

12-May-2015 - Lack of supply and a strong corporate market continue to drive growth in the serviced apartment sector outside of London, according to industry data analysts STR Global.

Consumers continue to spend more on eating out

12-May-2015 - Increasing consumer confidence and the warm weather saw a rise in people eating and drinking out in April, according to the latest Barclaycard Consumer Spending Report.

Sofa so good: how your restaurant can provide the perfect takeaway offer

11-May-2015 - The past year has seen big changes in the takeaway and delivery space. Restaurant assesses the options available and dishes up advice on how to ensure your home offering isn’t lukewarm....

Coeliac Awareness Week 2015: Restaurant chains step up with gluten-free options

11-May-2015 - Restaurants across the country are gradually increasing the number of gluten-free options on their menus as awareness of conditions such as coeliac disease increase and diners demand more choice. 

Election 2015: Hospitality industry reacts to result

08-May-2015 - The hospitality industry has welcomed a clear majority result in the general election, after fears that a hung parliament could create uncertainty for businesses .

The changing face of airport hospitality

06-May-2015 - Airport dining has changed dramatically in the last ten years. While motor-way service style free-flow restaurants used to be the norm, heavy investment has seen the airside food offering start...

Earn £37k+: Springboard releases front-of-house salaries to change industry perceptions

05-May-2015 - Employment charity Springboard has released a range of average salaries for staff working front-of-house to help change perceptions that working in hospitality means working long hours with low pay. 

Election 2015: Uncertain result could harm hospitality fear CEOs

05-May-2015 - An uncertain general election result later this week could damage consumer confidence and result in losses for the hospitality industry, top CEO’s have warned.

Small restaurant brands upbeat about expansion

05-May-2015 - Over half (54 per cent) of small UK foodservice entrepreneurs are planning to open more than five outlets in the next 12 months, according to Horizon’s latest Ones to Watch survey.

Hotel trends: Short term bookings boom in London

01-May-2015 - The number of consumers booking short term micro-stays in London hotels has risen by 55 per cent in the last month, according to

Online review sites have turned travel in to a buyer's market, says Deloitte

01-May-2015 - Consumers are increasingly being influenced by each other rather than travel companies, with more than half (59 per cent) citing online reviews as their 'main influence' when booking hotels and...


Battle for non-traditional trading hours intensifies

29-Apr-2015 - The battle for non-traditional trading hours among fast food, café, pub and restaurant operators is set to intensify during the coming year as more and more brands look to stretch their offer....

Tea sommelier: Boom in global tea culture to bring teahouses to UK high streets

29-Apr-2015 - Ajit Madan, owner of Camellia's Tea House and the UK's first accredited tea sommelier is predicting the rise of the teahouse on the UK's high streets as renewed interest in...

'Globalisation' of UK food scene drives chain operator growth

28-Apr-2015 - The rise of street food and the ‘globalisation’ of the UK restaurant scene have led to the unbroken growth of chain operators over the last 17 years, according commercial property...

What you need to know about craft cider

28-Apr-2015 - Like beer, cider is getting crafty. BigHospitality looks at what craft cider is all about and the opportunities it presents for pubs, restaurants and hotels. 


Diners see Caribbean as most under-represented cuisine in UK restaurants

27-Apr-2015 - Caribbean food has topped a list of the types of cuisine British diners want to see more of on menus with Greek following closely behind.