Trends & Reports

Trends & Reports

Analysis of all the latest consumer trends and industry reports to help you operate your business more effectively.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include calls to allow bar ordering from May, Time Out jettisoning its London Waterloo market, and Jamie Oliver restaurant staff receiving a compensation payout

Root bristol restaurant cookbook review

Book review: Root

By Joe Lutrario

Bristol-based chef Rob Howell’s debut book is a masterclass in extracting maximum flavour from vegetables.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include Scotland's lockdown roadmap, research showing £8.2bn in beer sales was wiped from the pub sector last year, and Henry Harris joining Wright Brothers.

 American restaurant and bar chain TGI Fridays celebrates its 35th birthday in the UK

The Lowdown: TGI Fridays at 35

By BigHospitality

The American restaurant and bar chain celebrates its 35th birthday in the UK today (18 March), making it one of the most enduring restaurant groups on these shores.

Number of UK breweries grew 7.5% in 2020 despite pandemic

Number of UK breweries grew 7.5% in 2020 despite pandemic

By Joe Lutrario

The Coronavirus’ devastating impact on pub, bar and restaurant beer sales hasn’t put entrepreneurs off launching new brewing businesses, with the total number of UK breweries increasing by 216 last year.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include Jollibee's plan to invest £30m in UK expansion; Oakman acquiring six former Seafood Pub Company sites; and the extension of commercial rent protections.

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