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November 2016: Issue 59

Safer food, healthier employees

With a plethora of customers no doubt visiting your establishment for the first time, the last thing you need is to suffer any kind of negative fallout, whether through service, food or hygiene issues.

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November 2016: Issue 59

Christmas Countdown

Does your establishment tick all the boxes required to give partygoers a memorable experience - one that will ensure they both spread the word and choose to return in future

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October 2016: Issue 58

HMRC investigations

Tony Monger, a former Tax Inspector who is Director in the Tax Investigations & Employer Solutions team at accountancy firm Mazars LLP, talks about the issues facing the catering sector from HMRC enquiries.

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October 2016: Issue 58

Fish & Chip Research

Seafish and AHDB Potatoes, with the support of other leading industry sector stakeholders, have undertaken a comprehensive programme of research, investigating the nutritional make-up of fish and chips.

Fish & Chip ResearchRead article »

September 2016: Issue 57

Pest Control

Every catering business knows that food and pests can be a poisonous combination - one that poses a serious threat not only to the health of customers and staff but also to the business as a whole.

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September 2016: Issue 57


Seafood Week is an eight-day national campaign encouraging the UK public to eat more fish more often and celebrate the plethora of seafood available in the UK.

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August 2016: Issue 56

Engaging with Generation Z

As the skills gap in the hospitality industry continues to widen, Jill Whittaker, Managing Director of HIT Training, urges us to engage with the younger generation and raise awareness of the benefits of a career in the catering sector.

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August 2016: Issue 56

Spirits and Cocktails

While alcohol consumption in general is in long-term decline, with volumes down 19% since 2004, all is not lost for the on trade as increasingly discerning consumers choose to treat themselves with higher value premium spirits and experiences.

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July 2016: Issue 55

Protecting your customers and your business

Food safety is, of course, essential in the hospitality industry. However with incidents of food poisoning still unacceptably high, Frank Post urges all operators to ensure their food safety standards leave nothing to chance.

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July 2016: Issue 55

Here comes summer

In spite of the fact that the summer months in the UK don’t necessarily bring warmth and glorious sunshine day after day, operators are advised to plan for a shift in consumer expectations at this time of year.

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June 2016: Issue 54

Beefing up your burgers

Over the last few years, the focus and interest in burgers has grown exponentially. However, todays burger aficionados are looking for different meats and different flavour profiles.

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June 2016: Issue 54

Stocking up for summer

This summer, in particular, is a gift to the on trade with sporting events such as Euro 2016 and the Brazil Olympics providing extra opportunities for increased footfall.

Stocking up for summerRead 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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