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Eating out continues to grow, pushing restaurant sales upwards

Restaurant and pub sales up 3.4% in November

By Melodie Michel

Pub and restaurant groups enjoyed a 3.4 per cent increase in like-for-like sales in November compared to the same month last year, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Dish preferences differ according to nationalities

Infographic: Hotel guests’ breakfast preferences

By Melodie Michel

A majority of guests want as much variety as possible in hotel breakfasts, but different nationalities prioritise different aspects of the experience, according to a survey by hotel.info.

The UK is approaching a tipping point where cards will overtake cash as the preferred method of payment

Card payments continue to rise

By Melodie Michel

Credit and debit card transactions rose by over 6 per cent in 2014, leaving hospitality operators that do not offer cashless payments ‘behind the curve’, according to payment processor Worldpay.

The sector's growing potential could be hampered by legislative costs

Red tape could ‘derail’ pub sector potential

By Melodie Michel

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has warned that despite growing economic potential, the pub and bar industry could suffer from the continued hike in legislation costs.

Sales increased by 10 to 20 per cent for operators who took part in Tax Equality Day

#TaxEqualityDay: Sales boost for operators

By Melodie Michel

Participants to Wednesday’s (24 September) Tax Equality Day reported sales increases of 10 to 20 per cent for the day, supporting their argument for VAT cut from 20 to 5 per cent.

Diners are eating out less often than in the past, but spending more on each meal

Mixed growth for restaurants and pubs

By Melodie Michel

Restaurants and pubs are forecast to grow, despite continued pressure in terms of outlets and value over the next few years, according to Allegra Foodservice.