Food trends

Price rise: Food and drink inflation is expect to continue (image: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Food and drink prices set to rise further

By Michelle Perrett

Chronic labour shortages, insufficient manufactured stocks and post-Brexit challenges on imports are combining to create disruption and inflation across the foodservice sector, the latest CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index has revealed.

Consumer spending is up in pubs and bars (Getty/Thomas Barwick)

Consumer spending in pubs up for August

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer spending on pubs, bars and clubs rose by 43.4% in August compared to 2019, the highest growth recorded for over 17 months.

Future issues: Lynx Purchasing has been warning of potential problems

opinion

'Plan for the supply chain challenge'

By Michelle Perrett

Rachel Dobson, managing director of buying specialist Lynx Purchasing, offers practical advice to licensees on how to deal with the food supply challenges.

Industry issues: staff shortages have been felt by hospitality leaders

Recruitment challenges exacerbated by Brexit

By Michelle Perrett

Pre-existing recruitment challenges - particularly in the hospitality market - have been worsened by Brexit, new research from the Lumina Intelligence Top of Mind Business Leaders Survey has revealed.

Menu choices: popular dinner items have therefore also increased in share, including burgers and pizza (image: Getty/ DGLimages)

Pubs account for 15% of eating out occasions

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs are continuing to gain market share accounting for 15% of total eating out occasions across the four weeks to week ending 11 July 2021 (v four weeks w/e 13 June 2021).

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 26

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Food Glorious Food!

By Ed Bedington

With indoor reopening now well underway, the Lock In team tackle the subject of pub grub, how the crisis has impacted on offers, the challenges around growing your own chefs, calorie labelling on menus and we ask how sustainable is your pub food offer?...

Why restaurants?: 'It is just lovely when you can make people smile with good service, a nice glass of wine and a lovely meal. Put these three elements together and you offer people a little bit of heaven'

How I got here: Margriet Vandezande-Crump

By James McAllister, Big Hospitality

The Belgian co-owner of the Greyhound in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, which was recently named ‘One to Watch’ at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs, spoke to Big Hospitality to reflect on her career to date.

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