Food trends

Provenance is key: UK produce is in demand

Diners would pay more for British food

By Michelle Perrett

Half of UK diners would be willing to pay more for food with British provenance, new research from purchasing company Beacon has revealed.

Chipgate: what is the perfect portion?

How many chips make the perfect portion?

By Michelle Perrett

The issue of chip portion sizes made the headlines this week when Greene King was forced to apologise to a customer who received only six chips with her fish and chip meal.

Pie chart: what do consumers want in their pie?

Food trends for 2018 – what do customers want?

By Nicholas Robinson

Diners are more willing to go solo and dine out alone, with more than three quarters of those asked in new research claiming to find eating without a partner socially acceptable.

Real deal: one quarter of UK consumers agree that meat substitutes that are similar to meat do appeal

Global food trends for 2018

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators need to be transparent about what they are serving consumers, sensitive to ongoing health trends and to consider the texture of food, according to latest global food trends data from Mintel.

Top tip: the free-from category remains the number one food trend

Look into the future of food

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubs need to tap into the future when it comes to food trends, whether that’s a year or 10 down the line. Experts outline which categories are the ones to watch.

Health conscious: consumers are becoming increasingly aware of what they are eating

4 food trends pubs need to look out for

By Nikkie Sutton

Healthy eating is a major food trend that is not going away any time soon and there is also a demand for authenticity and provenance, according to data experts.

Sign of the times: Pete Brown asks whether the Great British Beer Festival is still relevant

Opinion Pete Brown:

Great British Beer Festival is 'same old, same old'

By Pete Brown

Did you go to the Trade Day at the Great British Beer Festival this year? Pete Brown shares his experience and it's not as glowing as the organisers might have hoped.