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Breakfast

Breakfast
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Increasingly the breakfast occasion is moving away from being the first meal of the day consumed at home to one being eaten out of home, either as a grab-and-go opportunity for time-poor consumers or even as a more relaxed sit-down affair with friends and colleagues.

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Desserts

Desserts
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In spite of last year's sugar tax and constant messages that sugar is bad for you and can be as addictive as drugs – both legal and otherwise – the bottom line is that people still want to treat themselves.

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Stress and Anger Management

Stress and Anger Management
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According to the HSE, around 15.4 million working days were lost due to work-related stress in 2017. In the same year, 595,000 British workers (of whom 239,000 were new cases) suffered from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

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Business Health Check

Business Health Check
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It is a sad fact that the restaurant business in the UK is often characterised by failure. Between 50% and 60% of new restaurants close within two years of opening. Many of these closures could be avoided.

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Gold Service Scholar 2019 announced

Feb 2019 • The Trustees of the Gold Service Scholarship announced last week that the 2019 Scholar is Karen Gruet from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire. Read more >

Gold Service Scholar 2019 announced

The 2019 British Pie Awards are open, with a new Vegan Pie category

Jan 2019 • Now in their 11th year, the renowned Awards are open for entries from pie makers across the UK. As ever, the event will take place in the pork pie capital of Melton Mowbray. Judging will take place on Wednesday 6 March with the main event two days later o Read more >

The 2019 British Pie Awards are open, with a new Vegan Pie category

New head of catering to drive growth at Bestway Wholesale

Jan 2019 • Bestway Wholesale, the foodservice distributor that owns BB Foodservice, Bestway and Batleys depots, has appointed David Livingstone as head of catering in a bid to drive further growth in the catering market. Read more >

New head of catering to drive growth at Bestway Wholesale

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
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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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