Trends & Reports

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

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.  ...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 22/08 - 26/08

26-Aug-2016 - From high-profile restaurant lists to chefs writing to the Mayor of London, it was eventful this week. Here’s some of the top stories

UK restaurants help raise money for Italian Red Cross after earthquake

26-Aug-2016 - Restaurants across the UK are helping to raise money for the victims of the Italian earthquake, via the Italian Red Cross.

Multi-generational workforce can boost happiness, says McDonald’s

25-Aug-2016 - Businesses with employees of different ages can boost employee happiness and productivity, and increase customer satisfaction, according to research from fast food giant McDonald’s.

Dining trends: Burger market beefs up in 2016

25-Aug-2016 - The UK’s love affair with burgers has seen the market grow by almost a quarter in the last five years, a new study claims.


Restaurants sell more cool climate wines

24-Aug-2016 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs are stocking more wines from cool climate regions to help fuel diner demand for lighter, fresher and food-friendly styles.

More Britons to holiday at home this Bank Holiday

24-Aug-2016 - The number of people planning UK staycations over the August Bank Holiday has risen by 300,000 year-on-year, according to a VisitBritain survey.

Leon goes green with renewable energy deal

23-Aug-2016 - Leon has switched to a green energy deal which will see it power all its restaurants using wind farms, solar panels and hydro and anaerobic digestion. 

Former Geronimo Inns director opens first of planned regional pubs

23-Aug-2016 - Former Geronimo Inns managing director Ed Turner, and his wife Buffy, have re-opened The Old Ale & Coffee House pub near Salisbury Cathedral, with plans for more across the UK...

‘Concept’ restaurants on the rise, says OpenTable poll

22-Aug-2016 - Over two fifths of UK restaurateurs consider their business to be ‘a concept restaurant’ and 95 per cent say they are on the rise, despite 88 per cent saying they...

San Carlo Group to open new concept Fumo with chef Aldo Zilli

22-Aug-2016 - Fumo, a new restaurant and bar from the Italian-style San Carlo Group, with input from TV chef Aldo Zilli, is to open in London’s Covent Garden in early September.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 15/08 - 19/08

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

Marriott International to open £25m first hotel in Northern Ireland

18-Aug-2016 - Marriott International is to open its first hotel in Northern Ireland in early 2018, following a £25m construction project at the City Quays development, as the city’s hotel industry grows.

Joe’s Southern Table and Bar launches Instagram-inspired avocado buns

17-Aug-2016 - It was bound to happen: between the nation’s obsession with avocados, burgers, carb-free plans and gluten-free diets, an ‘avocado bun’ has finally arrived in London.

Brexit vote impact fails to curb eating and drinking out

17-Aug-2016 - The impact of the 'out' vote in June's EU Referendum failed to impact July sales in the UK's pub and restaurant chains, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker. ...

Street food group Duck Truck opens Boxpark Shoreditch site

15-Aug-2016 - The Duck Truck street food group has launched a permanent site serving only duck meat dishes in London Shoreditch’s Boxpark.

Deliveroo says controversial pay-per-delivery plan is optional

15-Aug-2016 - Restaurant delivery service Deliveroo has responded to the controversy over its new rider pay-per-delivery plan, saying the new plan is optional and has only been offered as a trial in...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 08/08 - 12/08

12-Aug-2016 - From tiny cakes to billion-dollar deals, we covered stories big and small in hospitality this week. Here's our pick of the top five...

Booming restaurant delivery market faces challenges

11-Aug-2016 - Consumer demand for food delivery concepts is growing, but restaurants could risk damaging their brand by failing to adapt to the services, according to CGA Peach research.

Demand for Caribbean, Thai and Mongolian food soars

11-Aug-2016 - UK demand for Caribbean, Thai and Mongolian food is rising significantly, according to European online restaurant reservation service and app Quandoo.


Afternoon tea key growth area for pubs

10-Aug-2016 - Afternoon tea could be a key growth area for pubs, research from Mintel has suggested. 


Gallery: The best teas from Afternoon Tea Week 2016

09-Aug-2016 - Playful, creative, child-friendly, traditional or gin-fuelled - there's a tea for every style of hospitality business in these afternoon tea choices, selected in honour of Afternoon Tea Week 2016 (8-14 August). ...

London hotels struggle as Birmingham booms

09-Aug-2016 - London hotels continued to struggle in the second quarter of 2016, while Birmingham saw record growth, according to the latest HVS Hotel Bulletin.


London hotels up their game in afternoon tea as competition increases

09-Aug-2016 - London hotels are increasingly coming up with more elaborate and creative afternoon tea offerings as standards improve and competition increases, say experts at the start of Afternoon Tea Week (8-14...