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April 2016: Issue 52

Coffee matters

Research from Allegra (on behalf of UCC Coffee UK & Ireland) tells us that two thirds of consumers judge the quality of a restaurant, pub or hotel based on the quality of its coffee.

Coffee mattersRead article »

March 2016: Issue 51

Eyes on the pies

When it comes to comfort food, we are a nation of pie fanatics with 75% of people enjoying at least one a month, according to recent research.

Eyes on the piesRead article »

March 2016: Issue 51


While coffee is still the most popular out-of-home hot beverage in the UK, tea is the nations overall favourite.

TeaRead article »

February 2016: Issue 50

Mothers’ Day and Easter

With two of the most profitable occasions for the hospitality industry falling in March this year, it is essential to plan ahead and ensure that all is ready for a bumper month.

Mothers’ Day and EasterRead article »

February 2016: Issue 50


As the final part of any meal, desserts not only offer a good source of extra revenue, but also provide operators with the opportunity to ensure customers leave with a great last impression.

DessertsRead article »

January 2016: Issue 49

Retaining good staff

With the hospitality industry being renowned for its high staff turnover at all levels, Gareth Ogden, partner, haysmacintyre, offers advice both on how to attract good staff and then keep them once they are in place

Retaining good staffRead article »

January 2016: Issue 49

Breakfast bonanza

With our changing lifestyles, people no longer feel they have time to breakfast at home and are choosing either to eat out or a grab and go on their way to work.

Breakfast bonanzaRead article »

December 2015: Issue 48

Counting the costs of energy

Three quarters of restaurateurs admit they do not know how to implement energy-saving measures, new research from E.ON reveals

Counting the costs of energyRead article »

December 2015: Issue 48

Celebration Drinks

By now, all operators in the on trade should be well stocked and well organised for the craziness that December brings.

Celebration DrinksRead article »

November 2015: Issue 47

Christmas wrapped up

While a traditional turkey offering is all well and good, many people are looking for alternatives as they sit down to indulge.

Christmas wrapped upRead article »

November 2015: Issue 47

Michel Roux Jr talks sausages

British Sausage Week 2015 (2-8 November) is challenging the nation to reconsider the humble banger. The ambassador of this years Sausage Week is Michel Roux Jr.

Michel Roux Jr talks sausagesRead article »

October 2015: Issue 46

Offering gluten free - a no brainer

The buzz around gluten free continues to intensify, creating a rapidly growing market with sales predicted to reach £562m by 2017.

Offering gluten free - a no brainerRead article »
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Chocs away

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Kitchen Compliance

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