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A year in review: the hospitality sector in 2017

A year in review: the hospitality sector in 2017

By Sophie Witts

From surprise restaurant closures, new approaches to tackling the chef shortage and signs the burger boom could be going bust, 2017 was another busy year for the hospitality sector. We look back at some of the biggest stories of the last 12 months.

Aggressive discounting “damages productivity

Aggressive discounting “damages productivity"

By Joe Lutrario

Hospitality software supplier Fourth says that productivity across the restaurant sector has fallen, with the key measure of sales per labour hour currently sitting at £30.65 – a 43p reduction since May 2017.

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