Dining trends

Dining trends

We have rounded up insight on the hottest food and beverage trends hitting pubs, restaurants and hotels, as well as the latest analysis of the eating out market. 

Mexican, Chinese and Thai cuisines came on top of consumers’ favourite street foods

Street food consumption on the up

By Melodie Michel

The street food market is set to keep growing as 47 per cent of consumers plan to eat more of it in the next year, according to research conducted by Allegra Foodservice for ingredients supplier Santa Maria.

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. 

Allegra Foodservice forecasts that the value of UK eating-out market will grow by 2-3 per cent over the next year

Eating-out value growth to reach pre-recession levels

By Mark Wingett

Emerging fast food concepts, coffee shops and the further proliferation of the street food movement are set to drive the UK’s eating-out sector in 2014, with the market forecast to grow 3 per cent in value over the next 12 months to £82.5bn - the highest...

Confidence boost? Horizons expects consumer confidence to return in line with economic growth

Consumer confidence setback puts restaurants in ‘stop-start mode’

By Luke Nicholls

With latest figures showing that consumer confidence suffered an unexpected dip in the final quarter of 2013, foodservice consultancy Horizons believes the eating-out sector will remain in ‘stop-start mode’ until the economy has fully recovered. 

The coffee market is set to grow further as interest in the hot beverage from more discerning coffee drinkers increases

Branded coffee shop sales up 9.3% in 2013

By Emma Eversham

Branded coffee shop sales rose by 9.3 per cent last year with 5,531 outlets turning over a total of £2.6bn according to latest figures from Allegra Strategies.

Businesses are positive for the year ahead as consumer confidence continues to grow

Happy New Year: What's hot in hospitality for 2014

By Emma Eversham & Luke Nicholls

What does 2014 hold for the hospitality industry? We’ve looked into our crystal ball (and spoken to a few industry experts) to predict some of the big trends and developments in the world of restaurants, hotels and pubs over the next 12 months.