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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.

FridgesRead article »

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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November 2017: Issue 71

Catering for vegans

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.

Catering for vegansRead article »

November 2017: Issue 71

Seasonal suggestions

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.

Seasonal suggestionsRead article »

October 2017: Issue 70

Cheers to homegrown

It is fair to say that when people think of fizz, their minds will probably turn to France for Champagne, Italy for Prosecco or Spain for Cava.

Cheers to homegrownRead article »

October 2017: Issue 70

Chocs away

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

Chocs awayRead article »

September 2017: Issue 69

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.

Kitchen ComplianceRead article »

September 2017: Issue 69

British Egg Week

UK consumers eat around 12.5 billion eggs a year – approximately 34 million eggs a day.

British Egg WeekRead article »

August 2017: Issue 68

Coffee Cup Conundrum

UK consumers throw away about 2.5 billion coffee cups every year, but less than 1% are recycled because most facilities cannot handle their plastic film lining.

Coffee Cup ConundrumRead article »

August 2017: Issue 68

Coffee Matters

People of a certain age will doubtless remember the days when, eating out of home, your wine choice was simply ‘red or white’. At the same time, a cup of coffee invariably comprised simply boiling (yes) water, milk and a spoonful of soluble co

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Mental Health

Christmas may be heralded as a time for customers to be jolly and let their hair down, but the extra pressure on hospitality workers can take its toll. This year has witnessed an unprecedented amount of media attention being given to mental health. Read more >


Back in the day, the availability of cocktails out of home was very much limited to eponymous bars where your drinks were served by expert mixologists with a flair for spinning and twirling bottles as they created their offer. Read more >

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