Food trends

Report: Pubs challenged by cafes as consumers moderate drinking

Carlsberg UK Consumer Insights Report

Report: Pubs challenged by cafes as consumers moderate drinking

By Oli Gross

Consumers are spending more than ever before in the on-trade, but pubs face a challenge from cafes and restaurants as people look to moderate their drinking, according to the Carlsberg UK Consumer Insights Report.

Hybrid & niche venues remind us pubs need to stand out

Could these new venues be killing pubs?

By Nigel Huddleston

From cafes serving beer through to niche outlets where standard pubs don't answer the need, The Publican's Morning Advertiser looks at differing business models - the threats as well as the lessons.

Big pubs are missing out on trade from thousands of potential customers, claims expert

Pubs miss out on free-from food market

By Nicholas Robinson

Big pub chains are failing to cater for thousands of UK consumers looking for free-from food options on menus, an expert in the field has claimed.

London eatery Kitchen Theory has devised an insect-themed menu

Eating insects in foodservice ‘not safe yet’

By Nicholas Robinson

More research into the potential allergenic, microbiological and chemical risks of eating insects is needed before they become commonplace on menus across Europe, experts have warned.

Neurogastronomy is about more than how the food looks on the plate

Double pub food sales with neurogastronomy?

By Nicholas Robinson

Encouraging diners to use more senses than just the taste buds could boost your profits. Nicholas Robinson explains how neurogastronomy can be used to enhance every diner’s experience

80% of steaks sold in the foodservice sector are imported, according to Allen

‘Stop imported steak culture’ urges supplier

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub chefs must source more British meat and use alternative and more profitable cuts to ensure animal protein does not become an overpriced luxury, a leading supplier has urged.

Make more effort to support British produce, British Food Fortnight organisers say

Top chef urges others to ‘buy British’

By Nicholas Robinson

A top chef has joined forces with royalty and government ministers to urge food businesses to be more supportive of local produce by displaying the provenance of the food on their menus during British Food Fortnight.