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July 2015: Issue 43

A question of age

New research released recently by Barclays shows that the over 65s added £37 billion to the UK economy through spending in the Hospitality & Leisure sector in the last year.

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July 2015: Issue 43

Perfect Prosecco

Prosecco producers are on a mission to spread the word globally that this delightful bubbly beverage from north east Italy is far more complex and varied than many realise.

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June 2015: Issue 42

Cider - Celebrating diversity

Cider is worth £1.7 billion in the on trade (CGA Brand Index 2014). However, in spite of the fact that the overall cider market has started to plateau, cider is still attracting a lot of attention.

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June 2015: Issue 42

All hail the burger

Consumers can’t get enough of burgers and establishments specialising in premium quality burgers are becoming commonplace.

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May 2015: Issue 41

Is it coeliac disease

Coeliac disease, an autoimmune condition caused by an intolerance to gluten, affects 1 in 100 people in the UK.

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May 2015: Issue 41

Beers and Lagers

While trusted beer brands remain popular, craft beer is on the rise as drinkers seek new tastes and experiences.

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April 2015: Issue 40

Coffee culture

Coffee shops – whether branded or independent – are an integral part of the high street with recent research showing that 18% of people visit a coffee shop more than once a week.

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April 2015: Issue 40

The nation’s favourite: Fish and Chips

The times may be changing in the out-of-home food arena, however fish and chips remains the number one takeaway.

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March 2015: Issue 39

Its all about the tea

Tea sales in the out-of-home coffee shop market are estimated at £300 million, according to a new report on tea drinking by Allegra World Coffee Portal.

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March 2015: Issue 39

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

The Easter period is arguably one of the most indulgent times of year; sales of chocolate increase significantly, family and friends take advantage of the long weekend to spend time together enjoying great food and drink.

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February 2015: Issue 38

Allergen Update

If you prepare and serve food for customers to eat straight away the new regulations stipulate that you have to be able to provide your customer with information about the EU Top 14 allergens if they ask for it.

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February 2015: Issue 38

Cheers to Chips

Chip Week, a long-established annual promotional week run by the Potato Council, provides a great opportunity for chip shops, pubs, restaurants and other catering establishments to promote their chips and increase revenue.

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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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