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Mother's Day and Easter

Mother's Day and Easter
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With Mother’s Day falling on Sunday 26 March, followed a few weeks later by the four-day Easter weekend starting with Good Friday on 14 April, operators need to have an appropriate food and drink offer in place to maximise sales.

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Coffee matters

Coffee matters
Page 20

It is indisputable. We have turned into a nation of coffee lovers, with Mintel figures estimating that out-of-home coffee sales topped £3bn by the end of 2016. The days of a quick mug of soluble coffee are over as consumers increasingly expect to be offered good-quality coffee not only by the coffee specialists, but also fast food operators, restaurants, pubs and hotels. It is time for all operators to acknowledge consumer demand by ensuring their offer includes decent coffee.

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Opportunities for all

Opportunities for all
Page 30

The Apprenticeship Levy will come in to force in April. While, in the first instance, the Levy will only financially impact businesses with a minimum £3 million payroll, smaller businesses are eligible to benefit from the new scheme. Jill Whittaker, Managing Director, HIT Training explains why the new Levy is good news both for apprentices and employers.

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Eurostar harnesses Best of British for new Paris lounge

Feb 2017 • They say that it is better to travel than to arrive. When it comes to Eurostar’s recently opened Business Premier Lounge in Paris, they would be wrong. Read more >

Eurostar harnesses Best of British for new Paris lounge

Vivek Singh brings colour and culinary delights to Covent Garden

Feb 2017 • From the man behind one of London’s most iconic restaurants, The Cinnamon Club, Vivek Singh opened his latest venture, Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden, just before Christmas. Read more >

Vivek Singh brings colour and culinary delights to Covent Garden

UK's Best Fish and Chip Shop announced

Jan 2017 • Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plympton, Plymouth was crowned the best fish and chip shop in the UK yesterday (26 January) after frying out on top at the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish. Read more >

UK's Best Fish and Chip Shop announced

Death of 15 year old highlights importance of food safety

Jan 2017 • Two men have been arrested over the death of 15-year-old Megan Lee, who died on New Year's Day after apparently suffering an allergic reaction to a takeaway. Read more >

Death of 15 year old highlights importance of food safety

Prosecco pips Champagne at New Year

Jan 2017 • Not surprisingly, Champagne and Prosecco sales soared between 11.30pm on New Year’s Eve and 12.30am on New Year’s Day as drinkers celebrated the arrival of 2017. Read more >

Prosecco pips Champagne at New Year
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Pest Control

Every catering business knows that food and pests can be a poisonous combination - one that poses a serious threat not only to the health of customers and staff but also to the business as a whole. Read more >


Seafood Week is an eight-day national campaign encouraging the UK public to eat more fish more often and celebrate the plethora of seafood available in the UK. Read more >

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