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Unusual shapes and sizes are coming into fashion, such as these plates from Artis

Design: Choosing tableware and glassware

By Carina Perkins

In the fourth part of our special feature on design, we look at the changing trends in tableware and glassware, and offer some hints and tips for choosing the right products.

Alcoholic drinks: Expert tips on maximising sales

Alcoholic drinks: Expert tips on maximising sales

By Carina Perkins

For the final part of our special feature on alcoholic drinks, BigHospitality asked some experts for their tips on maximising sales of wine, beer & cider, and cocktails.

Spirits sales are benefiting from premiumisation and the cocktail boom

Alcoholic drinks: Spirits trends and innovations

By Carina Perkins

In the fourth part of our special feature on alcoholic drinks we look at the key trends and innovation in the on-trade spirits market, which is riding high on the wave of the cocktail boom.

Wine has lost some consumers to cocktails, but sparkling and artisan wines are on the up

Alcoholic drinks: Wine trends and innovations

By Carina Perkins

In the third part of our special feature on alcoholic drinks we look at the key trends driving the wine category, which has faced competition from fruit-based cocktails in the on-trade.

Cider sales are growing rapidly, driven by premiumisation and the popularity of fruit flavours

Alcoholic drinks: Cider trends and innovations

By Carina Perkins

In the second part of our special feature on alcoholic drinks we look at the latest trends and innovation in the on-trade cider market, which is out-performing beer and hitting the consumer sweet spot.

Alcoholic drinks: Beer trends and innovations

Alcoholic drinks: Beer trends and innovations

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special feature on alcoholic drinks we look at the latest trends in the on-trade beer and lager market, which is being boosted by the popularity of craft and worldwide products.

Paddy Bishopp, co-founder, Paddy & Scott's

Non-alcoholic drinks: How to improve your coffee offering

By Carina Perkins

In the final part of our special feature on non-alcoholic drinks, BigHospitality travelled to the London School of Coffee in Kingston to meet artisan coffee producer Paddy & Scott's, and ask what restaurants and bars can do to improve their coffee...

Refreshing options: Our '10 of the best' gallery should help to fill your shopping list

Non-alcoholic drinks: 10 of the best

By Luke Nicholls

If this series of special features hasn't already inspired you to take a closer look at your non-alcoholic drinks offering, this picture guide of 10 of the hottest pieces of kit to help to shake up your liquid sales.

Liquid assets: Consumers are becoming more and more discerning when it comes to buying non-alcoholic drinks

Non-alcoholic drinks: Top trends for 2014

By Luke Nicholls

The second instalment of our special feature serves up some fresh insight and intelligence with 10 top trends in the vital non-alcoholic drinks arena. 

Brew world order: artisan coffee is entering the mainstream and pushing up consumer expectations

Non-alcoholic drinks: Cashing in on the coffee culture

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special series on non-alcoholic beverages, we look at the astronomic rise of coffee culture in the UK and ask how restaurants, bars and hotels can keep up with increasingly high consumer expectations.

Tech-ing the lead: CitizenM hotel in London places technology at the heart of the customer experience

Customer-focused technology: High-tech hospitality in action

By Luke Nicholls

For the final part of our technology special feature, BigHospitality checked in at one of the country’s most high-tech hotels to bring you an exclusive video report on the business benefits of customer-focused technology.

Teching advantage: All-in-one apps can be targetted at customers before, during and after their visit

Customer-focused technology: Complete control

By Luke Nicholls

So you’ve enticed your customer with an efficient mobile booking service and wowed them with portable EPoS devices and super-fast Wi-Fi. In the third part of this special feature, we look at how you can use technology to encourage that customer to visit...

From mobile ordering to mobile POS systems and the provision of Wi-Fi, technology is has a big impact on customer experience

Customer-focused technology: Smart experiences

By Carina Perkins

In the second of our three-part focus on technology in hospitality, we look at how mobile technology can be used to improve customer experience from the moment they walk in the door.

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