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May 2017: Issue 65

Google Insight

It is often said that internet marketing – and Search Engine Optimisation in particular – is probably the most efficient and cost-effective form of modern marketing.

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May 2017: Issue 65

Cumulative Impact Zones

Pubs, bars and restaurants require the grant of a Licensing Act 2003 premises licence from the local council to permit the sale of alcohol and other licensable activities.

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April 2017: Issue 64

British Beef Week

Great British Beef Week is now in its seventh year and begins on St George's Day to raise awareness of the quality and versatility of British beef.

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April 2017: Issue 64

National Vegetarian Week

With increasing numbers choosing either to stop eating meat altogether or simply enjoying meat-free meals, it is now a no brainer for operators to include decent vegetarian options on their menus. The cheese omelette of yesteryear has had its day.

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March 2017: Issue 63

Fuel success with LPG

With regulatory obligations driving demand for cleaner energy sources, LPG is fast gaining ground as a low-carbon, future-friendly solution. Legislation such as the Energy related Products (ErP) directive can make alternative, more polluting fuel sources.

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March 2017: Issue 63

Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy will come in to force in April. While, in the first instance, the Levy will only financially impact businesses with a minimum £3 million payroll, smaller businesses are eligible to benefit from the new scheme.

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February 2017: Issue 62

Brexit and Foodservice

With last year delivering not only Brexit but also President Trump into the mix, we live in uncertain times.

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February 2017: Issue 62

Norovirus in Catering

Last year (2016) more people were struck down with Norovirus during the Christmas season than in any of the past five years, according to figures from Public Health England.

Norovirus in CateringRead article »

January 2017: Issue 61

Valentine’s Day

For many, Valentine’s Day will be the first eating-out landmark on the 2017 calendar. After a January spent watching the pennies or keeping healthy New Year resolutions, the prospect of an evening out will be eagerly anticipated.

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January 2017: Issue 61


On 13 December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIC) came into force. From that date, products that contained ingredients ranging from fish and crustaceans to nuts or milk, would have to be declared to the consumer.

AllergensRead article »

December 2016: Issue 60

Music Matters

When thinking about your establishment, are you thinking about the mood you want to create? In addition to your menu and decor, music can play an important role in creating an inviting customer environment.

Music MattersRead article »

December 2016: Issue 60

Christmas Special

EC caught up with a host of different caterers and industry experts for their last-minute tips and advice on how to survive the next few weeks and emerge with a healthy bottom line as we move into 2017

Christmas SpecialRead article »
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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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