Food trends

On the rise: 'slow' products have grown by around 214% since 2010

Slow food tops 2017's culinary trends

By Nikkie Sutton

Reducing food waste and slow-cooked food are the two main trends operators must keep an eye out for this year, according to research from Mintel.

Tiny treat: macarons are increasingly popular on pub menus (Credit: Shinya Shitara/Hemera/thinkstock.co.uk)

Keeping it simple is key to good desserts

By Nikkie Sutton

Whether you’re a baking whizz or a beginner, desserts in pubs are an important course for punters and shouldn’t be forgotten. On all accounts, though, keeping it simple is the best way forward. Nikkie Sutton reports.

Pub restaurants increased prices for festive menus

Pub restaurants increased prices for festive menus

By Michelle Perrett

Pub restaurants offered a wider range of Christmas meal options for consumers and increased prices for the 2016 festive season, new research from The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA has revealed.

Not-so-meaty dish: More Than Meat's 'lamb casserole'

Free-from food

Extra '£5k profit' in pubs from vegan food

By Nicholas Robinson

A meat and dairy alternative company that is growing in popularity in UK pubs has launched a ‘joint of lamb’ and ‘chorizo sausages’ specially for eateries, following an uptick in demand for vegan and vegetarian products in pubs.

Food sales: 10-year high for licensed retailers

Food

Food sales at ten year high, reports ALMR

By Finn Scott-Delaney, MCA

Food sales among multiple operators of licensed premises are at a 10-year high, according to a comprehensive annual survey by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

Snacks: new options rose by 60% this year

MENU TRENDS

Snacks, sides and nibbles key focus for pub menus

By Daniel Woolfson

UK operators are boosting customers’ average spend by increasing starter and dessert prices as well as focusing on side dishes and snacks, new research claims. 

Trade figures' advice on food and drink pairings

Trade figures' advice on food and drink pairings

By Nikkie Sutton

“We need to educate people to let them know that it is OK to drink beer and cider with your food” said drinks educator and beer sommelier Jane Peyton at Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s (PMA) Future Trends: Beer and Cider event.