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Online reputation: pubs need to manage their reviews right

Operators must respond to every review

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs should ensure they reply to all reviews they receive, regardless of whether they are positive or negative, one expert has told The Morning Advertiser.

Perfect pairing: beer and snacking on the rise

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The rise of Beermunch – an A-Z of snacks

By Nicholas Robinson

Demand for snacking out of home, especially when paired with certain beer styles, is on the rise... it’s often referred to as Beermunch.

Vegans targeted: JDW has included new meat-free dishes on its menu

JDW launches new vegan dishes

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced a selection of new vegan dishes have been added to its menu.

Alternative choice: a vegan burger is one of the options being added to Punch menus (credit: Kim Burrows)

Punch teams up with vegan fast-food operator

By Nikkie Thatcher

Punch and meat-free food business Biff’s Kitchen has joined forces to put vegan fast food on the menu at a selection of pubs in cities across the country.

Fraudulent content: TripAdvisor has released a report that looks into fake reviews

TripAdvisor ‘stopped 1m fake reviews’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Review site TripAdvisor has claimed it stopped more than 1m fake review from reaching the platform in 2018 and said it is “far from complacent” dealing with fraud detection.

Looking forward: UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls offers her opinion on the future

On-trade future will have more diverse food offers

By Nikkie Thatcher

The future for pubs will include operators diversifying their food offer, using technology in their businesses and increasing sustainability, according to UKHospitality (UKH) boss Kate Nicholls.

Bugs challenge: the Eagle hosts charity event where participants ate creepy crawlies

Pub hosts bush tucker trial for charity

By Nicholas Robinson

A spin-off of the I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! bush tucker trial was hosted by a north-east pub to raise money for the Princess Ellie charity.

Hot treats: the new snacking range aims to pair food with craft beer

£8.1m snacking opportunity for pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

A new brand of hot bar snacks has claimed it will provide pub and bar operators with an £8.1m incremental opportunity in a bid to help operators build on craft beer and snacking occasions.

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