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Top hospitality news stories International Women's Day, Arcade Food Hall

Friday Five: the week's top news stories

By Joe Lutrario

This week's best-read hospitality stories include chefs and restaurateurs marking International Women's Day and JKS Restaurant's eagerly awaited relaunch of Arcade Food Theatre.

What is the value of the UK's food to go sector?

Food to go sector to reach £23bn by 2025

By Georgi Gyton

The value of the UK food to go sector is expected to reach £23bn by 2025, driven by accelerated physical expansion, new product development and growth in channels such as delivery, according to Lumina Intelligence.

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 operators ditching Russian products following the invasion of Ukraine, the closure of Mãos in London's Shoreditch, and energy supply worries for hospitality firms.

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Taking a bow to BAO

By QSR Automations

The operations director of BAO on his group's philosophy and how QSR Automations' ConnectSmart Kitchen has helped enhance the guest experience.

Top news stories for hospitality industry

Friday Five: the week's top news

By Joe Lutrario

This week's most read news stories include a debut solo restaurant for ex-Pétrus head chef Larry Jayasekara, Tinie Tempah's fried chicken play and a new look and feel for PizzaExpress.

Pizza Express is hoping to pull in younger diners with a new range of pizza wraps

The Lowdown: PizzaExpress wraps

By Joe Lutrario

The venerable casual dining brand is hoping to pull in younger diners and office workers with a new range of pizza wraps.

UK restaurant market to grow 59% in 2022

UK restaurant market to grow 59% in 2022

By James McAllister


According to the new Lumina Intelligence UK Restaurant Market Report 2021/22, the UK restaurant market is set to recover to 94% of its 2019 value in 2022.

Food and drink price inflation surges to 3.5%

Food and drink price inflation surges to 3.5%

By James McAllister

Year-on-year foodservice inflation reached 3.5% in December 2021 with further prices rises forecast over the next three to six months, a new report from CGA and Prestige Purchasing shows.

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 the publication of the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland, BrewDog taking on the BBC, and Covid's impact on hospitality two years on.

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 Leeds being named Britain’s most 'vibrant' city, Hospitality Rising wining Government support, and Richard Caring ruling out an acquisition of Corbin & King.

Hospitality experiencing lower turnover than expected ONS

Hospitality experiencing lower turnover than expected

By James McAllister

Almost two-thirds (63%) of accommodation and foodservice sector businesses reported lower-than-expected turnover in the two weeks to 23 January 2022, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

On-trade lost £5.7bn in beer sales last year

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On-trade lost £5.7bn in beer sales last year

By James McAllister

New data from the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) reveals that the on-trade lost £5.7bn of revenue from beer sales alone in 2021 – equivalent to 1.4 billion pints.

Operating costs at nightlife businesses soar

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Operating costs at nightlife businesses soar

By BigHospitality

Nightlife businesses have seen their operating costs soar by more than a quarter, according to new figures from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).

Leeds named Britain’s most 'vibrant' city

Leeds named Britain’s most 'vibrant' city

By Joe Lutrario

Leeds has been named Britain’s most ‘vibrant’ city in a new report that combines sales data from CGA and device log-ins from Wireless Social.

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 Richard Caring 'in talks' to acquire Corbin & King, the closure of Flor's Borough Market restaurant, and Kenny Atkinson's plans for Solstice.

Book review Ayla Santosh Shah debut cookbook that celebrates the breadth of Nepalese cuisine

Book review: Ayla

By James McAllister

MasterChef: The Professionals finalist and former Cinnamon Kitchen City head chef Santosh Shah has released his debut cookbook, which celebrates the breadth of Nepalese cuisine.

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 the unveiling of this year's Top 50 Gastropubs list; and the escalating fallout between Corbin & King and its major shareholder, Minor Hotels.

Dining out figures on the rise

Dining out figures on the rise

By BigHospitality

The number of sit-down meals eating eaten out last week increased by five percentage points reaching 97% of the level in the equivalent week of 2020, according to OpenTable data.

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 Brett Graham breaking his silence on plans to relaunch The Ledbury, the lifting of Plan B measures, and Nathan Outlaw growing his estate.

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