All three Fresh Italy sites have now closed

Pasta chain Fresh Italy in administration

By Martyn Leek

Fresh Italy, the pasta in a cup concept formerly owned by Tom Allchurch, has been placed into administration and its three remaining sites placed on the market

Buying the right property to build your brand isn't easy

How to turn a single outlet into a chain: Property

By Chris Druce

If you have funding in place to grow your single restaurant, pub or hotel into a chain, the current economic uncertainty presents an opportunity to gain a foothold in the property market and start along the road to building your empire.

22% of small business owners said they had to give staff on-the-job training because courses didn't teach them the basics

Give small firms employee training help says FPB

By Emma Eversham

The Forum of Private Business is urging the government to give help to small firms in employment and training after 22 per cent of bosses said they were forced to provide staff with basic skills training themselves because of a lack of external providers.

Pub restaurants like Whitbread's Brewers Fayre saw sales increase 2.8% on last October's

October sales rise at restaurant and pub chains

By Emma Eversham

Sales at 14 of the UK's biggest restaurant and pub chains, such as Whitbread, Gondola Holdings and Mitchells & Butler, rose for the seventh consecutive month in October according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker

Around 8,000 people are expected to attend SFFF this year

Speciality Food Fair fresher than ever

By Becky Paskin

The 10th annual Speciality and Fine Food Fair is tipped to be fresher than ever with over a third of producers exhibiting at the event for the first time