All news articles for May 10, 2013

Consumers are increasingly opting for supermarket ‘meal deals’ which typically offer a meal for two for £10 or under

Supermarket sweep: How to beat the meal deals

By Luke Nicholls

As supermarkets begin to take a bigger bite of the foodservice sector, many restaurant operators are left struggling to compete. Could an extra emphasis on lunchtime offerings and more seating options provide that crucial point of difference?

TCG is to spend £400k refurbishing two of its pubs which will have a new focus on the daytime trade when they re-open

TCG targets daytime trade with pub re-openings

By Peter Ruddick

Managed pubco TCG has revealed it is spending £400k to refurbish two of its venues which will focus more heavily on the daytime trade when they re-open later this month.

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has pledged to continue to grow its membership in 2013

ALMR targets further membership growth in 2013

By Peter Ruddick

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has pledged to continue its rapid growth of membership in 2013 following a year in which the organisation increased its number of member operators by a quarter. 

Andrew Pern wants to offer 'the whole package' at the Star in The City

Andrew Pern to open second restaurant in York

By Luke Nicholls

Andrew Pern, chef-proprietor of the 90-cover Star Inn in North Yorkshire, is set to open a second venue – the Star Inn The City – in York’s Museum Gardens this autumn.

The new Chef on the Move range features modern uniform designs for men and women

Bragard launches Chef on the Move workwear range

By Emma Eversham

Hospitality workwear provider Bragard has launched a new range of uniforms for chefs and kitchen staff which feature a more modern design and more technically advanced materials.

David Connell, general manager, South Lodge hotel

David Connell: Career Profile

By Luke Nicholls

David Connell is a prime example of good old-fashioned hard work paying off. Having worked at various restaurants and hotels in the UK and France, he joined luxury hotel group Exclusive Hotels over 10 years ago, recently taking up the position of general...


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