All news articles for March 16, 2012

Voucher website Groupon has been given three months to change its trading practices by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)

Groupon forced to change trading practices by OFT

By Peter Ruddick

Voucher website Groupon has been forced to change some of its trading practices and how it interacts with merchants and businesses after an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading found 'widespread' examples of breached consumer regulations.

Blummyz fine dining Italian restaurant and bar opened its doors on the border of Chelsea and South Kensington last month

New Italian restaurant Blummyz not ‘too expensive’, insists owner

By Luke Nicholls

Blummyz, a new fine dining Italian restaurant and bar on the border of Chelsea and South Kensington, opened its doors last month, but the owner has already had to fight off claims from the restaurant’s executive head chef that it is ‘too expensive’ and...

Bluewater, which opened 13 years ago today, will see Byron and Union Jacks added to its growing F&B portfolio

Byron and Union Jacks to open restaurants at Bluewater

By Luke Nicholls

Byron and Union Jacks are the latest restaurants to recognise the business potential of high-footfall shopping centre locations, with the opening of two new sites at Bluewater in the coming months. 

Spirit Pub Company has said trading remains on track, while food has become more important to its traditionally drinks-led pubs

Spirit reports continued strong growth and increase in food sales

By Peter Ruddick

Spirit Pub Company has announced trading remains on track to meet the company expectations for the financial year with like-for-like sales across its managed estate up 4.6 per cent in the 12 weeks to 3 March 2012 with food sales becoming more important...

Gerard Basset

Pearls of Wisdom: Gerard Basset

By William Drew

The owner of Hotel TerraVina in the New Forest and co-founder of Hotel du Vin discusses wine, cheffing and his conversion into a true Brit.


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