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FIFA World Cup: What you’re doing

28-May-2010 - Any pub, restaurant or hotel screening the World Cup games is sure to see a boost in trade over the summer, but how can you ensure you have the edge...

Pizza Express to create chief operating officer role

28-May-2010 - Pizza Express, the casual dining chain owned by Gondola, has begun the search for a chief operating officer

Millennium & Copthorne launches search for new chief executive

28-May-2010 - Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has launched a search for a new chief executive, after incumbent Richard Hartman announced he would step down at the end of the year

Hospitality skills crisis deepening

28-May-2010 - The hospitality skills crisis is deepening, with more than a quarter of businesses within the sector claiming they employ staff lacking the skills needed for their jobs

Hospitality job search iPhone app launched

28-May-2010 - William Reed, publisher of BigHospitality, Restaurant magazine and The Grocer, has launched a job search application specifically for Apple devices, including the iPhone and iPad

Pearls of Wisdom: Silvano Giraldin

28-May-2010 - The celebrated maître d’ at Le Gavroche for 37 years now consults for Just Great Wine, the supplier of wines from small vineyards

Le Bistrot Pierre grows to eight sites

27-May-2010 - Le Bistrot Pierre will open its eighth site this month, in the Yorkshire town of Harrogate, with a ninth restaurant planned for Ilkley next year

The FIFA World Cup 2010: Licensing

27-May-2010 - Graeme Cushion at licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen gives his advice on enjoying a profitable and successful World Cup that remains within the law.

Piccolino owner fears World Cup will have a negative impact

27-May-2010 - Piccolino owner the Individual Restaurant Company has warned the football World Cup could have a negative impact on its business

Iceland ash cloud disruption ends perfect run for London hotels

27-May-2010 - The air travel disruption caused by the Icelandic ash cloud in April ended a ‘near perfect’ 2010 performance for London hotels

Russian restaurant group Novikov to enter UK

27-May-2010 - A Russian restaurant group has snapped up the lease of the vacant London site slated for Hakkasan’s second outpost in the Capital

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Mitchells & Butlers director appointments

27-May-2010 - Mitchells & Butlers has appointed two new people in the positions of human resources director and commercial director

Kerrygold butter sports balls

27-May-2010 - The Kerrygold Company’s range of butter sports balls are designed to capitalise on the host of sporting events taking place this year, including the 2010 football World Cup.

FIFA Word Cup 2010: Technology

26-May-2010 - The FIFA World Cup 2010 will command a global TV audience of millions, and although many will watch it at home, restaurants and pubs can create a carnival atmosphere with...

Surviving the recession

26-May-2010 - In the third Roundtable event in partnership with Restaurant magazine and Nestle, chefs and restaurateurs discuss what they have learned from the recession in the last 12 months, and how...

News in brief

Fever Pitch bar launched for World Cup

26-May-2010 - Fever Pitch, a pop-up bar on London's Fulham Broadway, has opened ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2010

Brits addicted to restaurant discount vouchers

26-May-2010 - Two-thirds of people wouldn’t eat out without searching for a discount voucher first, according to new research

Four Mercury Inns pubs sold

26-May-2010 - Acting on behalf of the administrators, Fleurets have successfully sold the freehold interests in four former Mercury Inns properties for a combined guide price of £5m

Fruit and veg now available from DBC Foodservice

26-May-2010 - DBC Foodservice is now able to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables alongside its existing range of fresh, ambient, chilled and frozen foods nationwide

Byron launches site seven in Angel

26-May-2010 - Byron, the casual hamburger chain operated by PizzaExpress owner Gondola Holdings, has launched a seventh site in the capital

Bernie McClelland named friendliest landlady in the UK

26-May-2010 - Bernie McClelland has been named as the UK’s friendliest landlady at the AA’s annual Bed and Breakfast (B&B) awards, held yesterday at the Royal Horseguards hotel in London...

FIFA World Cup 2010: Boost venue appeal by utilising space

25-May-2010 - It may be all too tempting to turn your business into a World Cup party zone, but the true winners from the competition will be those who can successfully separate...

Ban on below cost alcohol in Queen's Speech

25-May-2010 - A ban on the sale of below cost-alcohol and extra police powers to deal with alcohol-related violence were two of the key policies unveiled in the Queen’s Speech today

De Vere and Hilton appointments

25-May-2010 - De Vere Hotels and Resorts has appointed a new head of marketing, while Hilton Worldwide gets a new vice president of human resources

New Pizza Express for former Mela site

25-May-2010 - Pizza Express owner Gondola Holdings has purchased the former Mela Indian restaurant site in London’s Herne Hill

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