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Essentially Catering Magazine - August 2014 Industry News Cary Arms - best in the west Instore appoints new At the recent Taste of West Awards 2014, the Cary Arms, Director of Business Babbacombe Bay, Devon waltzed off with a brace of gold Development accolades: Best Bed & Breakfast and Best Restaurant. Might this have something to do with the fact that head Instore, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s chef is Ben Kingdon, a former winner of ‘Chef of the Year’ specialist provider of restaurant and at The Great British Pub Food Awards? café food services for high street retailers, has appointed Russell Scanlon as Director of Business Development. Russell joins Instore from Lexington where he was Sales and Marketing Director for four years. He previously worked for Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland as Business Development Manager from 2008 to 2010. Brits’ World Cup takeaways worth £405 million Foodservice industry figures from global information company The Boom in coffee culture plays crucial NPD Group show that Britons made 5.92 billion role in vibrant British high streets visits to a local takeaway or retail outlet such as Figures published recently in a new report by industry a supermarket in the analysts, Allegra Strategies, show that British high year ending March 2014, streets are enjoying significant economic and social spending £17.9 billion on benefits brought by the rise of branded and independent takeaway food, an average coffee shops. of around £3 per visit. The Role of Coffee Shops on the High Street 2014 report Assuming this recent level of demand continued demonstrates that the presence of coffee shops typically through the 32 days of the FIFA World Cup Brazil boosts local high street economies by 2-4% through a (12 June-13 July) and taking into account seasonal combination of increased footfall and dwell time. Footfall variations, it is estimated that we would have studies show that branded coffee shops can increase high ordered around 135 million home takeaways worth street footfall by up to 28%. 52% of consumers interviewed £405 million during World Cup month. for the study are more likely to shop for longer when there are coffee shops nearby. Other key findings include: Startups Awards 2014 • Coffee shops have a highly positive impact on local businesses open for entries • Coffee shops play a significant role in driving The 11th annual Startups high street visits Awards have launched and are • Coffee shops are fundamental to the wellbeing now open for entries, including a search for the Restaurant of British high streets of the Year. Sponsored by Simply Business and organised by, the Awards comprise 15 different • Coffee shops produce categories and recognise the success of Britain’s newest neighbourhood hubs and foster a businesses that have been trading for three years or less. strong sense of local community. To enter, visit Deadline for entries is 12 September 2014. 5
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