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

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.

Spending on restaurants rises 12% in March

11-Apr-2017 - UK restaurants and pubs saw a double-digit rise in spending in March boosted by the warm weather, according to data from Barclaycard.

Friday Five: The week's top news

07-Apr-2017 - We roundup some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week.

Tommi’s Burger to open third site, in London’s Soho

05-Apr-2017 - Tommi’s Burger, the burger group from Icelandic restaurateur Tomas ‘Tommi’ Tómasson, is to open its third site, in Soho.

Deliciously Ella and MaE Deli group launches third site The Kitchen Counter

05-Apr-2017 - The Kitchen Counter, from wellness blogger and entrepreneur Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella and the MaE Deli, is to be the group's third site when it opens in London's Herne...

Restaurants urged to innovate on tea, as sales drop vs coffee

05-Apr-2017 - There are big opportunities for restaurants and food businesses to grow their tea and iced tea offers, as customers continue to choose coffee instead when eating and drinking out.

Italian Lessons: The CEO of the Jamie Oliver Group on Brexit, PR, and pizza

05-Apr-2017 - With the demise of its Union Jacks brand and the furore over its comments about Brexit, Jamie’s Italian is taking some strong learnings into the coming years. We spoke to...

Baristas should be “as respected as top sommeliers” as demand booms

03-Apr-2017 - Baristas should be as respected as “top sommeliers at the finest restaurants”, the chief executive of the Allegra Group has said, as figures show 40,000 new baristas will be required...

Friday Five: The week's top news

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

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017 receives record number of entries

30-Mar-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate Awards has received almost double the entries for 2017 as it did for the 2016 competition, as it confirms pastry chef Sarah Hartnett as new chair of judges.

Social media for restaurants is not just for young people, says poll

29-Mar-2017 - Social media should be a priority for all restaurants, not just those aiming at a younger demographic, new research has suggested.

Second Veggie Pret to open in Shoreditch

29-Mar-2017 - Pret A Manger is to open its second vegetarian-only store in London next month.

Browns Brasserie & Bar achieves gluten-free Coeliac UK accreditation

28-Mar-2017 - Browns Brasserie & Bar, the 25-strong UK restaurant group, has achieved Coeliac UK accreditation for its newly-launched gluten-free menu.

Friday Five: The week's top news

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

UK small businesses admit to struggling with financial management

22-Mar-2017 - One in five (22%) UK small businesses admits to struggling with day-to-day financial management, a new survey has found.

Mitchells & Butlers jumps on the bao bandwagon

22-Mar-2017 - Taiwanese bao is a familiar site in London thanks to the likes of Flesh & Buns and Mr Bao, but now restaurant giant Mitchells & Butlers is bringing the steamed...

English wine sommelier says Sussex is better than Champagne

21-Mar-2017 - A sommelier specialising in English wine has said that sparkling wine from England easily rivals traditional Champagne from France.

Wasted opportunity: Can restaurants really be zero-waste rated?

21-Mar-2017 - The industry is under pressure to cut food waste and be more sustainable. But is it really possible for restaurants to be zero-waste rated?

BHA welcomes quicker food hygiene re-inspections

20-Mar-2017 - Restaurants can now have their food hygiene rating re-evaluated as soon as they make improvements, rather than waiting months or years, in a move welcomed by the British Hospitality Association...


Five ways to make your kitchen more energy efficient

20-Mar-2017 - The Sustainable Restaurant Association's Tom Tanner gives his five-step guide to taking the heat out of the kitchen

Friday Five: The week's top news

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