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On the up: St Peter's beer production capacity can now grow from 4m bottles to 16m a year

Alcohol-free beer producer ramps up production

By Nicholas Robinson

St Peter’s Brewery, maker of alcohol-free beer Without, has ramped up its production with the opening of a new bottling line just two years after inception.

Take note: The Insolvency Service said this case should serve as a warning to other operators

Why you shouldn’t lie about your food-hygiene rating

By Nikkie Sutton

A restaurant owner has been banned from running companies for five years after he falsely advertised a five-star food-hygiene rating in a local publication, highlighting why operators should be truthful about their score.

Apples and pears: the two London festivals were very different affairs

London Craft Beer Festival v GBBF: which came out on top?

By James Beeson

Traditionally, the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) is London’s showcase beer event. Held at the start of August each year, the festival features more than 1,000 beers, ciders and perries from all across the world, and proclaims to be Britain’s biggest...

Control and stability: a wide-ranging list of factors have been blamed for the sector's low staff retention

Why is hospitality staff retention so low?

By Emily Hawkins

Unsociable working hours and low pay are among the top reasons the bar and restaurant industry struggles to retain workers, according to new research.

Measuring happiness: a review of the mood in the catering sector has been released

Food jobs will be cut to ‘absorb costs’

By Nicholas Robinson

Catering firms are preparing to cut jobs to absorb increasing costs, while a significant proportion of operators claim they do not plan to hire new staff this year.

Big spenders: Londoners among some of the world's top spenders on beer

Which cities globally spend the most on beer?

By Nicholas Robinson

London falls in second place when it comes to cities with the highest spend on beer, according to a new report that ranks how much consumers globally are splurging on the brew.

Unsung positives: what impact has the pubs code had on business development managers?

My Shout: unsung positives of the pubs code

By Yvonne Fraser

Yvonne Fraser, business development manager at pub operator and brewer Greene King, examines the unheralded changes brought about by the introduction of the pubs code.