Switching preference: Global Data predicted that consumers may well choose frozen over fresh food due to the CO2 crisis

CO2 crisis has potential to drive a switch to frozen food

By Nikkie Sutton

The CO2 shortage gripping the UK food and drinks industry is predicted to lead to shortages of beer, fizzy drinks and chilled foods such as raw and cooked meats, and poultry, according to data experts.

Moving forward: Paul Dickinson joined Fuller's in 2011 as executive chef and became director of food in 2017

Fuller's: We have a formula to get famous for food

By Tom Lee, FoodSpark

Fuller's director of food Paul Dickinson explains his long-term plans for the pub group’s food offering, how he hopes to improve working conditions for chefs and why he absolutely hates an inverted scotch egg.

Changing tastes: the history of the gastropub is unique

Gastropubs ‘not killing off pub culture’

By Nicholas Robinson

Gastropubs are providing a boost to society and pub culture, rather than gentrifying a historic British tradition, an author has claimed in her new book.

Global taste: pubs have taken note of a variety of cuisines to influence their menus (image credit: vadimguzhva/iStock/

7 themed pubs with worldwide inspiration

By Nikkie Sutton

While the history of pubs traditionally started in England, some venues have branched into different cuisines to give their sites a twist on the classic boozer.

Decline: diners ate at the pub less during sunny May

Sunny May leaves pubs short on diners

By Nicholas Robinson

Food pubs did not feel the benefit of the unseasonably warm May, with budget-sensitive diners opting for home barbecues or picnics in the park, new data shows.

Local produce: Lynx Purchasing urges operators to use UK-caught fish and shellfish

Farm labour shortage could hit food prices

By Nikkie Sutton

The shortage of migrant labour facing UK farmers could hit supplies and prices of seasonal fruit and vegetables this summer, operators have been warned.

Spice up your life: wasabi nuts are increasing in popularity, according to Kantar Worldpanel (image credit:

Pubs must watch evolving snack market

By Nikkie Sutton

Snacks are still a lucrative area for pubs to tap into but consumer habits are changing and operators need to innovate to keep and find customers in this evolving sector.