JD Wetherspoon has seen total annual sales break the £1bn barrier for the first time, although the managed pub operator blames higher interest charges for a reduced profit before tax and exceptional items of 5.9 per cent.
Over-reliance on temporary staff is costing the hospitality sector £33.4 million a year in initial training and constant recruitment, new research from the government’s industry sector skills council has found.
Six out of ten diners cited being “too full” as the main reason for leaving food on their plates, new research has found, raising questions about whether restaurants are serving overly large portions, contributing to an annual estimated 3 million tonnes...
Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, has seen sales for the second quarter this year increase by 12.9 per cent, making it one of the fastest growing consumer-facing companies in the FTSE100.
Most hospitality, travel and leisure businesses believe they are on track with their preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games, although half claim staff availability for the event is a major challenge.