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

The Lowdown: Ready-made soft boiled eggs

20-Jul-2017 - Is it April Fools Day already?It’s no yolk. This one is legit. In a claimed world first, bulk ingredients supplier Brusco has worked out a...

The A-Z of cutlery

20-Jul-2017 - Thinking of forking out for a new set of cutlery or updating your selection? Look no further than this handy guide to eating irons.

Diners with allergies now more confident eating out

20-Jul-2017 - People with food allergies are now more confident about eating out following the introduction of the 2014 allergen laws, according to new research from the University of Bath.

Friday Five: The week's top news

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

The Lowdown: augmented reality cocktails

13-Jul-2017 - A booze-fuelled Pokémon Go? Not quite. The team at Jason Atherton’s City Social has launched what’s claimed to be the world’s first augmented reality cocktail...

Across the board: making snacks and antipasti work for you

12-Jul-2017 - Low-effort pre-meal extras such as cured meats, cheese, olives and nuts can do wonders for your P&L sheets, and both the quality and variety of such products has greatly increased in...

Friday Five: The week's top news

07-Jul-2017 - We round-up the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week.

Restaurants urged to improve disability awareness training

07-Jul-2017 - A new campaign is calling on restaurants and hospitality businesses to offer training to help their staff to assist disabled customers.

Concern as restaurant market slows down in north of England

06-Jul-2017 - The food and beverage (F&B) market has 'cooled' over the last year in a shift described as 'concerning' in the Colliers International Midsummer Retail report. 

Cheese prices 'to rise by 30%'

06-Jul-2017 - Cheese prices are set to spiral by up to 30% due to an increased demand from Europe and currency fluctuations, warns purchasing company, Beacon. 

Friday Five: The week's top news

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

Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero to investigate after faecal matter found on ice

28-Jun-2017 - Costa Coffee has been forced to update its ice handling guidelines, and Caffe Nero and Starbucks to launch their own investigations, after traces of faecal matter were found in the...

Tombo poké and matcha tea group to open third site

27-Jun-2017 - Poké and matcha tea restaurant group Tombo is to open its third site, in London’s Fitzrovia, this July.

The differentiation game: 5 ways to get clever with coffee

27-Jun-2017 - Restaurants are getting smarter with coffee and tea selections, linking them back to their overarching concept. We explore the best ways to provide a point of difference and drive sales

The AMLR welcomes PM details on post-Brexit EU worker rights

26-Jun-2017 - Details revealed by Prime Minister Theresa May on safeguarding EU workers’ rights after Brexit have been welcomed by the Association of Multiple Licensed Retailers (AMLR).

Friday Five: The week's top news

23-Jun-2017 - We round-up the top stories in hospitality you might haves missed this week:

Diners growing tired of hipster food trends

21-Jun-2017 - Diners are tiring of food fads and nearly three quarters would avoid ordering the ‘unusual’ option on menus, according to Bookatable’s quarterly dining trends report.

Mixed emotions: The new flavours mixing things up

20-Jun-2017 - The mixer category is fizzing at the moment, with a raft of more unusual flavours alongside more traditional options – and even ones that contain a touch of the hard...

Academy of Chocolate hails 2017 Bar winners and industry as "stronger than ever"

19-Jun-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate has announced its final round of winners - the 2017 Bar winners - with judges hailing the UK chocolate industry as "stronger than ever". 

Friday Five: The week's top news

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

Big in Denmark: Sticks'n'Sushi's Andreas Karlsson on its future plans

15-Jun-2017 - With two new openings later this year, Danish-born, Japanese restaurant brand Sticks’n’Sushi is finally on a (sushi) roll

Is traditional French sauce making set for a comeback?

12-Jun-2017 - Has traditional French sauce making had its day or are gelatinous, old-school sauces poised to make a comeback?

Noble Rot: How to interest customers in good wine

09-Jun-2017 - As a new poll shows the British to be clueless about wine, we asked Mark Andrew, co-founder of Noble Rot wine bar and restaurant for his tips on how to...

General Election 2017: Rights of EU staff biggest issue for hospitality

06-Jun-2017 - Securing the rights of EU workers to stay in the UK is the most important election issue for the hospitality industry, BigHospitality has found.