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May 2018: Issue 77

Growth Through Digitilisation

IRI GIRA Foodservice is a research consultancy focused on the out-of-home food market across Europe providing a range of market measurement and predictive trend modelling services.

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May 2018: Issue 77

Al Fresco Dining

Due to the unseasonably warm weather we enjoyed briefly in April, consumers’ thoughts have turned to the joys of al fresco dining.

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April 2018: Issue 76

The Cost of Going Green

A recent report from WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) revealed that 920,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by the hospitality and food service sector each year at a cost of over £2.5bn.

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April 2018: Issue 76

Sugar Tax

Today in the UK, we are suffering a major public health crisis as obesity levels continue to rise. In order to address this, the Government has announced the implementation of a sugar levy on soft drinks, more commonly known as the ‘sugar tax’

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March 2018: Issue 75

Revisiting Allergen Legislation

On 13 December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation came into force, requiring food businesses to provide accurate information regarding the presence of 14 allergens in the foods they provide, including non pre-packed foods.

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March 2018: Issue 75

Let the drinks do the talking

Matt White, Chair of The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) and Director of Catering, Hotel and Conference Services at The University of Reading, discusses the rise in popularity of adult soft drinks and how businesses can shake up their offer to tap

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February 2018: Issue 74

Brexit and Hospitality

While life post Brexit is as unpredictable today as it was at the time of the referendum in June 2016, Jeremy Robinson, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams urges operators to consider how the potential changes could affect their business and plan accord

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February 2018: Issue 74

Attracting Millennials

By 2025, it is predicted that 75% of the global workforce will be made up of millennials.

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January 2018: Issue 73

Online Defamation

Here’s hoping that yours has been a successful and profitable Christmas. Unfortunately, with increased footfall, the chances of negative reviews – often unwarranted – also increases.

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January 2018: Issue 73

Breakfast and Brunch

Breakfast is an almost universal occasion, with 95% of UK adults partaking of the meal.

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December 2017: Issue 72


By now operators will hopefully have sorted food, drink and staff for the Christmas rush. Serge Kremer, CEO, Husky Commercial advises you to pay attention to your refrigeration facilities as well.

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December 2017: Issue 72

Harnessing the Power of TripAdvisor

By now all plans for a bumper festive season should be in place. If you are thinking about how to put the cherry on the top of your festive cake, think no further than your presence on TripAdvisor.

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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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