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Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown
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Pub, restaurant and bar operators across Great Britain may face an uncertain trading environment this Christmas, but consumers are still likely to spend an additional £562m on drinks alone out-of-home, with some 211 million visits expected to be made to pubs, bars, and restaurants over the festive period, according to statistics from CGA.

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Meat Treats

Meat Treats
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Increasingly, people are opting not to eat turkey during the festive season. David Lishman of Lishman's of Ilkley, who is Vice Chairman of the Q Guild (www.qguild.co.uk), suggests some alternatives to turkey.

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Catering for Vegans

Catering for Vegans
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The number of vegans in the UK has risen 350 per cent in the past decade. There are over 500,000 vegans and over a million and half people who are vegetarian or vegan in Britain. Additionally, more and more people are choosing to eat less meat, adopting a 'flexitarian' or 'part-time vegetarian' diet.

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Desserts

Desserts
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With three-quarters of consumers willing to spend more when eating out to celebrate a special occasion, and almost 50% of people choosing to dine out with friends or family at Christmas, there is a huge opportunity available to chefs and operators to make dining experiences memorable this festive season.

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Cut beer tax campaign’s big day in Parliament

Nov 2017 • The campaign for a cut in beer tax in the Budget moved into Parliament on Tuesday, 31 October, with a debate in Westminster Hall sponsored by Mike Wood MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliament Beer Group. Read more >

Cut beer tax campaign’s big day in Parliament

WRAP and Cyrus Todiwala OBE join forces to reduce food waste

Oct 2017 • Hospitality and food service operators came together at Cyrus Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste in London recently [18 October] to hear from top chefs and industry experts about how they can dramatically reduce the amount of food they throw away. Read more >

WRAP and Cyrus Todiwala OBE join forces to reduce food waste

Nescafé launches whole bean to cup

Oct 2017 • In a step change move, Nescafé has launched a whole bean to cup product for the out of home market. Read more >

Nescafé launches whole bean to cup

UK triumphant in international finals

Oct 2017 • UK’s Piotr Pietras of Launceston Place, London took to the world stage as he was crowned the Chaine des Rotisseurs’ International Young Sommelier of the Year following two days of intensive competition in Budapest recently. Read more >

UK triumphant in international finals

Still time to enter the Golden Service Awards

Sep 2017 • Entries for the 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards close on Monday 2 October, so there is still time to enter to win one of the most prestigious awards in the cleaning industry. Read more >

Still time to enter the Golden Service Awards
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Chocs away

When it comes to chocolate spend per head, the UK is top of the leaderboard. Read more >

Kitchen Compliance

In June, BBC TV’s Watchdog programme revealed that ice from three of the UK’s biggest coffee chains (Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero) contained bacteria from faeces. Read more >

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