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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 20/06 - 24/06

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

The Gate named UK's first autism-friendly restaurant

24-Jun-2016 - The Gate in Islington has become the first restaurant in the UK to receive the National Autistic Society’s (NAS) Autism Friendly Award.

Chefs urged to think long term after 16% salmon price hike

20-Jun-2016 - Chefs should think longer term when planning fish menus and are urged to consider alternatives to salmon, amid price rises of up to 16  per cent, purchasing company Beacon has...

Finances hold 59% Britons back from holidaying, says hotel poll

20-Jun-2016 - Finances are the biggest factor holding Britons back when it comes to taking the holiday they need, according to a new poll from Best Western Great Britain.

Brexit vote: Three quarters of hospitality CEO's back Remain

20-Jun-2016 - Nearly three quarters of the bosses of Britain’s biggest hospitality firms are backing the Remain campaign ahead of the Brexit vote on 23 June.

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10 tips for successful al fresco dining

20-Jun-2016 - Steven Pike, managing director of guest experience management company HospitalityGEM, gives his top 10 tips to hospitality operators looking to make a success of their al fresco dining. 

No hospitality consensus on Brexit’s effect on staff, say polls

17-Jun-2016 - There is still no consensus among hospitality operators on the Brexit debate, according to two surveys released today, with polls disagreeing over its potential impact on recruitment.

Improving chain restaurants could stop 'death' of the UK high street

17-Jun-2016 - Improving the quality and variety of high street restaurants could help counter the decline of Britain's town centres, a new study claims.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 13/06 - 17/06

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

'Freakshake' internet milkshake craze comes to Liverpool café

17-Jun-2016 - Liverpool coffee shop Barley & Beans has brought the Australian 'freakshake' craze to the Northern city with the introduction of the so-called “monster milkshakes” to its menu.

One in four Pret A Manger stores could go vegetarian-only

17-Jun-2016 - Pret A Manger is considering opening more vegetarian-only stores following record sales at its first meat-free London site.

Chick ‘n’ Sours to open second site, in London’s Seven Dials

16-Jun-2016 - London fried chicken restaurant Chick ‘n’ Sours is to open its second site, in central Seven Dials, a year after it first opened in eastern district Haggerston.

GBK offers free bacon and avocado burgers to celebrate new emoji symbols

16-Jun-2016 - High-street burger chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has created a new avocado and bacon burger to celebrate the release of the new bacon and avocado keyboard “emojis”.

Euro 2016: UK pub sales up 26% on opening weekend

14-Jun-2016 - Sales at UK pubs rose by just over a quarter during the opening weekend of Euro 2016, according to point-of-sale technology provider Epos Now.

Basque group Grupo Sagardi to open first UK site in London

14-Jun-2016 - Basque restaurant group Sagardi is to open its first UK site in London’s Shoreditch this July.

The World’s 50 Best will travel to Australia in 2017

13-Jun-2016 - Ahead of tonight’s big reveal of The World’s Best Restaurants 2016 list at The Cipriani Wall Street in New York, we can announce that next year’s ceremony will take place...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 06/06 - 10/06

10-Jun-2016 - From the 51-100 World's Best Restaurants, to Michelin-starred collaborations, and multi-million pound deals, this week was a big one. Here's our news pick

Wetherspoon announces eight new pubs and two new hotels

10-Jun-2016 - Pub group JD Wetherspoon has announced plans to open eight new pubs and a hotel in the next six weeks, with another hotel opening in autumn.

Stanbrook Abbey hotel to serve afternoon tea all day (and night)

08-Jun-2016 - Stanbrook Abbey hotel in Worcestershire is running a 12 hour afternoon tea service later this month to mark National Cream Tea Day.

Starbucks takes on 1,000 apprentices and pledges 1,000 more

08-Jun-2016 - Starbucks has taken on more than 1,000 apprentices across the UK since launching its programme in 2012, according to partner Remit Training, and has pledged another 1,000 by 2020.

Video: Ginspiration from Gillray’s Bar

08-Jun-2016 - Watch Sam Mitchell, head bartender at the newly-renovated and relaunched Marriott London County Hall hotel, demo The Jubilee ‒ a summery, gin-based drink ‒ just in time for World Gin...

NLW has minimal impact on hospitality's recruitment plans

07-Jun-2016 - The introduction of the National Living Wage is having less of an impact on the recruitment plans of the majority of small businesses in the hospitality industry with 29 per...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 30/05 - 03/06

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

Campaigners ask restaurants to turn down the music

02-Jun-2016 - Campaigners are calling on restaurants, cafes and pubs to turn down loud music to make eating out a more 'pleasant' experience for hard of hearing diners.

Burger & Lobster ends 'no-menu' policy after 1,000 customer emails

02-Jun-2016 - Burger & Lobster is ending its 'no-menu' policy after receiving over 1,000 emails asking what it serves.