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Seafish has announced the top 20 fish and chip shops in the UK

UK’s top 20 fish and chip shops announced

By Lauren Houghton

Seafish has announced the top 20 fish and chip shops in the UK, all still in the running for the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year title in its 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Holiday visits to the UK hit a record in June

Overseas visits to the UK hit record in H1 2014

By Melodie Michel

Visits to the UK by overseas residents hit a record 16.4m between January and June 2014, up 8 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

The pop-up retail market - including restaurants - is due to grow nearly 2.5 times faster than the traditional UK retail market

Pop-up retailers contribute £2.1bn to UK economy

By Mark Wingett

Pop-up retailers contribute £2.1bn to the UK economy each year and the sector is expected to grow by 8.4% over the next 12 months, according to a new study from economists CEBR and EE, the digital communications company.

TripAdvisor has just released its travel trends for British travellers this summer and results show that staycations are going to be popular

Summer trends: all about staycations

By Lauren Houghton

TripAdvisor has just released its travel trends for British travellers this summer and results show that staycations are going to be popular, with UK cities taking 6 of the top 15 travel destination spots.

McDonald's has employed 1.5m people in the UK since the first store opened in Woolwich in 1974

Serving the UK: McDonald’s at 40

By Mark Wingett

To mark its 40th year in the UK, McDonald’s has produced a report highlighting its contribution to the economy, the number of jobs created and its ongoing investment in restaurants and its supply chain. We take a look at some of the key findings and also...

Holiday visits to the UK remain strong and have risen by 18 per cent from January to April this year as compared to 2013

Holiday visits to the UK up 18% year to date

By Lauren Houghton

A recent report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the trend for a rise in visits to the UK by oversees residents is continuing, while the number of visits abroad by UK residents has fallen slightly.

The Independents’ Day campaign celebrates the contribution small businesses make to the UK

Independents’ Day 2014 to celebrate small hospitality businesses

By Lauren Houghton

Charity for the hospitality industry People 1st is running this year’s Independents’ Day campaign which celebrates the contribution small businesses make to the UK. Previously focusing on retail outlets, 2014 is the first year the hospitality industry...