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Trends for 2019 – Food

Trends for 2019 – Food
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As we say farewell to a year when trends such as flexitarianism, veganism, carbs, comfort food and fermentation were some of the main players in the food sector, we take a look at what is likely to dominate in 2019

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Trends for 2019 – Beverages

Trends for 2019 – Beverages
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As premiumisation, sustainability and health awareness become increasingly mainstream in our food and drink choices, we look at how these three issues are affecting what we drink, from alcohol in licensed premises to cups of tea in a café

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Lighting

Lighting
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They say that first impressions make a lasting impression on most people. Indeed, when it comes to the hospitality industry, if an establishment gives the wrong impression to potential customers, they are unlikely to set foot through the door – no matter how good the food and drink offer within.

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Apprenticeship Levy

Apprenticeship Levy
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With the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) stating that immigration to the UK should be weighted to prioritise 'high-skilled'’ workers, there has been outcry across the hospitality sector on the implications this will have on an already growing skills gap.

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Centre for Retail Research predicts tough year for casual dining sector

Jan 2019 • During 2018, over 10,000 jobs were lost in restaurants throughout the UK. It is predicted that 2019 will see more pain in the industry in spite of lower business rates for smaller operators. Read more >

Centre for Retail Research predicts tough year for casual dining sector

BBPA ‘bitterly disappointed’ by confirmation of low and no alcohol consultation outcome

Dec 2018 • The Department of Health and Social Care has published its formal response to the consultation on low alcohol product labeling. Read more >

BBPA ‘bitterly disappointed’ by confirmation of low and no alcohol consultation outcome

Bestway Foundation UK donates £100,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Dec 2018 • Last week (27 November), Zameer Choudrey CBE SI Pk, Chief Executive of Bestway Group, presented a cheque for £100,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity). Read more >

Bestway Foundation UK donates £100,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Raymond Blanc OBE and protégés raise £29,000 for Hospitality Action

Nov 2018 • Celebrated Chef Raymond Blanc OBE was joined behind the stoves by some of his protégés and peers earlier this week at Chino Latino within the Park Plaza London Riverbank, London to raise funds for Hospitality Action. Read more >

Raymond Blanc OBE and protégés raise £29,000 for Hospitality Action

Galgorm Resort & Spa named Best in World

Nov 2018 • Galgorm Resort & Spa in Ballymena, Northern Ireland garnered the Global Luxury Spa Hotel of the Year award at the 12th World Luxury Hotel Awards in Bali recently. Read more >

Galgorm Resort & Spa named Best in World
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Christmas presence

With the festive season nearly upon us, now is the time to check that all is planned and ready both to embrace and benefit from this particularly busy time of year. Read more >

Soft Drinks

Britvic’s 2017 research into the importance of soft drinks at Christmas revealed that almost half of consumers (45%) were set to buy more soft drinks at Christmas and over a fifth (21%) planned to drink less alcohol. Read more >

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