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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.

Protecting your customers and your businessRead article »

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.

Here comes summerRead article »

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.

Beefing up your burgersRead article »

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 »

May 2016: Issue 53

Beers and Lagers - Embracing diversity

As in all areas of the on trade and foodservice in general, the beers and lagers sector is shifting in response to today’s consumer who seeks different experiences.

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May 2016: Issue 53

BBQ and Al Fresco Dining

Here we look at the host of possibilities thrown up by al fresco dining and barbecues, from specialised menus at Londons Best Alfresco Restaurant, to inside alternatives for operators who do not have an outside area.

BBQ and Al Fresco DiningRead article »

April 2016: Issue 52

Allergy Awareness

The most recent reports suggest that up to 10 people die in the UK each year because of food allergen exposure

Allergy AwarenessRead article »

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 »
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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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